Exegesis of Genesis 1: Second Day

Genesis 1: 6-8  Expanse/Heaven

God called for an Expanse to separate the waters.  This part can be confusing to read in the Bible.  The Expanse He termed RQY’, which means Heavens, entry number 8064 in Strong’s Concordance, and the ONLY term used for the concept of heaven in the entire Old Testament.  And ALHYM assembled an invisible realm:  all the holy Expanse, HRQY’.   This is literally heavens, air, and sky, and figurative Heaven.

“And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.”  ~Genesis 21:17

The waters beneath the expanse are called MTCHTH.  M denotes water.  TCHTH means underneath, as in a preposition, but also its root word is TWCH which means to depress; humble.  So the waters under the heavens are humbled, whereas the waters above the heavens are M’L, or most high.

The upper waters (above the expanse) are alluded to in the Psalms:  “Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.”  ~Psalm 148:4  The upper waters are a mystery because the expanse of the heavens include the heavenly bodies, so the waters above the expanse speak of something or somewhere beyond our knowledge.

Once the Expanse is created, two things happen.  One is that the Hebrew wording emphasizes an extra separation between the Expanse and the waters under the Expanse, versus the Expanse and the waters over the Expanse.  This literally could mean that the heavens are made more like the stuff of the upper waters, and less like the hard earth and its waters; or figuratively, that the upper waters is closer to Heaven somehow than earth is.  Considering dark matter and dark energy (which may indicate God’s invisible media), this makes sense.  And the second is that the waters become ASHR, which means filled with every gender and number of every kind of being, above and below the Expanse.

Did God create other life on other planets?  There is the possibility for it existing in the upper waters.  But it would not be man as we know it, because our Earth and Man are unique to us and our world.

As in the First Day, God called, It was, He separated, He proclaimed, and He named.  However, something is missing in this creation event, and it is missing in the creation of man, which all of the other creations have:  God did not joyfully regard His work, He did not state that it was good.  When He made light, when He made the land and the sea, when He made the sprouts, when he made the sun and moon and stars, when he made the swarmers, and sea animals, the beasts, and even the creepers, He regarded them joyfully and saw that they were good.  After He made man He blessed them, but He also does not speak of them as being good.  So the creations of Heaven and Man are not explicitly stated as being good as everything else is.  Nevertheless, at the very end of Day 6,

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.”  ~Genesis 1:31

To explain His not remarking that these two events were good as they were made, it is in my mind that God did not like to have to separate man from Heaven and Him very diligently, and so He did not see it joyfully as pure and good.  Maybe that is why He decided to make the Garden of Eden, so that man would not have to be separated from Him.  After all, He made man because He wanted a being who could comprehend Him and love Him, not be separated from Him by such a great Expanse.  But God, in His infinite wisdom, knew that He must separate the waters under Heaven very diligently from Heaven itself, even if He did not like to do so, because He must have known in His omniscience how fallible man could and would be.

In this context, one can almost grasp the futile determination God possessed to try to be in commune with His favorite creation, Man, when He made the Garden of Eden.  Indeed, it was a different form of God who created the Garden of Eden.  It was YHWH ALHYM, the more personal God, denoted by YHWH, I AM WHO I AM.  ALHYM is responsible for Creation.  And YHWH ALHYM is responsible for breathing life into man, making the plants grow, and planting the Garden of Eden.  It was as if ALHYM, Creator God, established the framework that needed to be, and YHWH ALHYM came and fleshed it out, taking His relationship with man to a more personal level than that established by ALHYM alone.  He must have known the Garden of Eden utopia would fail, that man would fall and be locked out of Heaven on earth forevermore; yet He tried to give man that chance, so that it would become part of our history, and so that we might learn from it.

And He did not call man good when He made Him, just as Jesus said only God is good [Mark 10:18].  Man is made in God’s image, but that does not make man good.  All other creatures besides man were considered good by God.  Later, creatures and living things would become cursed, once man began to dwell upon the earth.

That was the Second Day.

Exegesis of Genesis 1: First Day

Genesis 1:1-5  Day and Night

God created everything and God came first. God’s Hebrew name is ALHYM:  God Almighty, maker of all things and judge of all men.  The M is actually IM, and at the end of words means more than one.  Some use this as the basis of the Trinity concept of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  But God is much more than even three, God is any number of manifestations of Himself He chooses to create; He is an infinite God.  He is everything.  Aleph (A) is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and is silent, giving respect to the One Infinite LORD.

BRASHYT BRA ALHYM ATH HSHMYM WATH HARTS

InBeginning Created ALHYM All Heavens AndAll Earth

There are seven words in the first sentence in the Bible in the original Hebrew.  Seven is the most holy number of God and refers to God’s completion cycle.  Three is a scriptural number of completion as well, but more at it regards God to man.  Three is the numeral used to honor God and His realm, and seven is used from God to us, to help us see when something is holy or complete in Him.  ALHYM is positioned as the third word in the first sentence of the Bible.   This is significant.  Three also denotes a circle because of Pi (3.14), but seven is God’s circle, and implies cycle of completion, in God’s own mysterious way.  We still consider seven a ‘lucky’ number and this is likely why.

HARTS means earth, or more precisely, land or ground.  But as the verses continue, it becomes obvious that God is not speaking about many earths, but our earth, which is aptly named Earth.  As I’ve stated in my translation of the Hebrew in a previous blog post, this was an intentional process by God.  It wasn’t a haphazard event.  He wanted to create a full world.  He mainly wanted to create a being in His image that could worship and love Him, because God was lonely.  So He created the perfect world for man to live in.

Consider for a moment how old the Earth became before He finally blessed man by creating him.  He had the patience of waiting billions of years until the Earth was exactly as He wanted it to be for His greatest Love, us!  Think of all the beauty that has been sculpted over time; mountains and waterfalls and coral reefs and beautiful formations, things we revel in.  He is the perfect artist and our world is His canvas, and we are His masterpiece.  Dinosaurs came and He decimated them, to prepare the land for us, leaving behind rich fossil treasures to incite our imaginations and fill us with awe.

When one properly places creation in its correct context, it is truly unfathomable that we are the object of all this labor and affection.  Man is His last creation, created after everything else, before He rested on the 7th Day, and this correlates to the time line of evolution as well.  Nothing new will be created from man on, and the end of the world as we know it is related to us in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.  His love by and of and for Himself meant nothing to Him.  He waited so long for us, because He wanted everything to be perfect for us.  God is Love.  Love by itself cannot be fully what it is.

Love necessarily needs another being which can reciprocate that love for it to come into its full fruition.

Jesus had to come to remind us what true love is.  Jesus was the embodiment of God’s love on Earth.  God made us to simply be in love with Him, but man fell from grace and from then on it became difficult for us on Earth, and as a consequence, loving God became more difficult as well.

The very first act of God’s will is creating all heavens and all earth.  Immediately, once ALHYM (God Almighty) does this first act, in the Hebrew scripture He is referred to as Ya, becoming LORD to the heavens and the earth, and everything in between.  He has not created life yet, but He has already established His sovereignty and authority over all.  He will not be referred to in the full YHWH until later into the creation story.

The first thing God made was light.  There was no earth yet, just The Deep.  In the Hebrew words, AWR means “bright daylight.”  Notice the ‘A’ at the beginning?  AWR in Hebrew means more than literal light or day, it means God and goodness; pure, holy light.  And God joyfully saw that it was pure and good.  The Luminaries have not been created yet, coming on Day 4, but the universe is now illuminated with light nonetheless, simply because of God breathing life into it.  God then “saw joyfully” that the light was good.  Being good, He separated it from the darkness.  Then He proclaimed it by calling out its name, YWM, or “Day”.

This theme repeats itself in the days of creation:  He called, it became, He separated, He proclaimed, He named.

HCHSHK is holy darkness.  Once God saw that the light was pure and good, He separated it from the darkness, which He named, “Night,” which is LYLH in Hebrew.  It means a twisting of the light, adversity.  So this figuratively means Light is good and Night is adversity.  The H at the end denotes God’s breath.  You make the H sound by breathing out, so it literally means breath.  H is sometimes added to words and sometimes not.  Here it means that even though the Night can mean adversity, God still made it into being by breathing, and adversity is part of our God-given reality.  The L at the beginning means the Most, because the L character in Hebrew is formed by going up above the line of writing, as if it is extending into Heaven.  So where darkness twists away the most from the light, there is Night and adversity.

It is necessary to say that the Hebrews were VERY symbolic people, and every stroke of every letter means numerous things in Hebrew.  They even give their letters a numerical value, called gematria, which has more meaning.  Many people have studied this extensively and it is interesting to delve into.  Since He made Day and Night with Light and Darkness, the days can begin to be counted.

That was Day 1.

As Numerous as the Sand on the Seashore…

After Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah, God blessed him and said because Abraham had offered his only son as a sacrifice to God, Abraham’s offspring would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.

 

I traveled home to Texas this past summer and we went to Galveston to swim in the surf and walk along the beach.  However, we were never able to even get down on the beach at any place because seaweed had washed on shore along the entire coast, and the rotting piles of it created a stench that made the eyes water, and also created an unhealthy sulfuric haze in the air.

 

I found in the news that not only the Gulf Coast was affected, but the Atlantic coast, and English coastline as well:  all were covered in rotting seaweed, with little sign of sand anywhere.

 

It occurred to me that this might be a sign from God that He is not going to multiply His people anymore, or a bold attempt by the enemy to blot out God’s promise to our Patriarchs that His Chosen Ones will be as numerous as the sand on the seashore.  Since this event is unprecendented in our recorded history, there is no doubt in my mind it is a spiritual omen of the possibility that man might be on the way out…

 

To correlate with this, as a midwife I have noticed a distinct and fairly recent increase in the  number of women having problems in labor and delivery.  The cesarean section rate is climbing rapidly, and this cannot always be attributed to aggressive management and unnecessary surgery.  Indeed, many more women and babies would be dying without surgical intervention and the reason is not easily discernible.  Infertility is not uncommon as well.

 

Add to this signs similar to the plagues of Egypt, like water turning to ‘blood’ in China, and diseased livestock with mad cow; along with the wars in the middle east where Muslims are killing Christians and Jews, and it does not bode well for humanity.

 

Perhaps obliterating the sand is just the first sign.  Maybe He will blot out the stars, and cover the dust of the earth as well, rendering life hopeless.

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To Abram:  ~Genesis 15:5~ And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

To Abraham:  ~Genesis 22:17~ That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

To Isaac:  ~Genesis 26:4~ And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

To Jacob:  ~Genesis 28:14~ And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

B R A SH Y TH

-my interpretation of the Hebrew text from the The Interlinear Bible by Jay Green, which he obtained from the typeset text in 1866 of the British and Foreign Bible Society, which they obtained from the Masoretic text.

~to know and love ALHYM, and to glorify His name~

before the Beginning was ALHYM.  And…

In Beginning

In the Beginning, there was a vibration, and an intentional process to create a full world by ALHYM.  Everything from the holy heavens to the holy earth He created with His breath.

And the Spirit-filled earth that had become by His breath was nothingness and void, and darkness, misery, and death.  He became Ya in the heavens and the earth, and all that is in-between.  ALHYM’S pearly face turned down upon the holy roiling waters.

[day 1]

And the breath of ALHYM shook gently on the waters and on everything below He had made.  ALHYM’S pearly face turned upon the deceitful darkness and called ALHYM, “Let there be Light,” and there was holy Light.

And ALHYM joyfully saw all the holy Light was pure and good, and ALHYM separated more firmly and very diligently between holy Light, and diligently between the holy darkness, which also became filled with His breath.

And proclaimed ALHYM the most holy Light hot, everlasting Daytime, and the most darkness He proclaimed a twisting of the light and adversity:  Night.

And the breath of Ya made dusk, and the breath of Ya made dawn, and the dusk commingled pleasantly with the dawn and was united into One; the first day.

[day 2]

And called ALHYM, “Let there be an Expanse Inside the very middle of the holy waters, and let the waters be separated more firmly and very diligently between the waters, and the most high waters.”

And ALHYM assembled an invisible realm:  all the holy Expanse.

And He separated firmly and very diligently between the holy waters of every gender and number of everything in the stretched out waters beneath the whole expanse, and diligently between the holy waters of every gender and number of everything in the waters in the most holy realm above the whole expanse.

And it was so, and complete.

And proclaimed ALHYM the whole expanse, “Heavens,” and the dusk and the dawn were the second day.

[day 3]

And called ALHYM, “Let there be a trench to wall up the holy roiling waters of the waters stretched out beneath the holy heavens; to rise the waters in one place, and so may the cavity blaze up and grow warm as the holy dry ground.”

And it was so, and complete.

And proclaimed ALHYM the whole dry ground, “Earth.”

And the whole place of water, the holy waters, He proclaimed Ya’s waters, “Seas,” and God joyfully saw that it was pure and good.

And called ALHYM, “And sprout the holy earth many sprouts:  grass seeding seed, tree fruit making fruit, the whole portion which it is on the whole holy earth.

And it was so, and complete.

And the holy earth sprouted grass seeding seed, the whole portion, and tree making fruit, which it is the whole holy portion, and God joyfully saw that it was pure and good.

And the dusk and the dawn were the third day.

[day 4]

Paul’s Thorn…

May have been his guilt over condoning the stoning of Stephen.  This memory would have necessarily kept him humble, and was perhaps a main factor in his mission to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.

I Will be a Wall of Fire all around Her…

Then I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.  So I said, “Where are you going?”  And he said to me, “To measure Zion, to see what is its width and what is its length.”  And there was the angel who talked with me, going out; and another angel was coming out to meet him, who said to him, “Run, speak to this young man, saying:  ‘Zion shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.

“For I,” says the LORD, “will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”

“Up, up!  Flee from the land of the north,” says the LORD; “for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven,” says the LORD.  “Up, Zion!   Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”  For thus says the LORD of hosts:  “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.  For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become booty for their servants.  Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion!  For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the LORD.  “Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people.  And I will dwell in you midst.  then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.  “And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Zion.”

“Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!”  ~Zechariah 2:1-13

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