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Old 04-10-2007, 12:00 AM   #41
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Pretty much a continuation; God created everything...

Genesis 1:27 is interesting for 2 reasons. First, man is created in God's image. I interpret it as he has God's attributes. In Sufism, that means the 99 names of God are also the 99 natures of man. In Kabbalah, it is interpreted through the 10 Sefirot. God creates through 10 phases and everything in the universe reflects one of those phases. In man, however, all of those phases exist as man is made in God's image.

The second thing that is interesting in this verse is that God created them male and female. How is this possible? He has not even created a woman yet! This is because before being split Adam was a whole that contained both male and female. In marriage, the male and female elements of Adam are reunited and the married couple becomes one.
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