The chapter 'The Big bang' discusses how the first written revelation from God to man explodes from the hieroglyphic of the א aleph. Ge 1:1 says the same thing as the first word of Ge 1:1 and the same as the aleph.
John begins John 1 with an exposition of Ge 1:1.
- (d. ב in ראשית the beginning)
- (h. ב in ראש the authority of (heads of) י the creator ת (makes it an object)
- (h. ברית a covenant with אש man at the center)
- (h. בר the son א created שית an appointment)
- (h. בר the son אשי offered total devotion (fire offerings) ת (makes it an object))
- (h. בר the son א created שית six)
- (h. ברא created שית six)
- (h. A reveleation to man ב : It is revealed ר that God created the heavens and the earth א. His word did not return void ש. What he desired to do י, he completed ת.)
- (c. Rabbi Blech separates daughter בת then scrambles the remaining letters for happiness אשרי and points out that Israel אשריל is the daughter of happiness. This method is rejected until it is observed in use by scripture)
- (h. The daughter בת has her head ראשי in her heart (by position). A riddle that the daughter of God loves his authority, or has her head covered because of her love for him. This is a picture of Christ incarnate loving the Father, in the voice of the priest.
The Beginning - ב bet, ר resh, ת tov and ש shin
Since the mystery has been hidden “from the beginning” (Eph 3:9) a closer look at the beginning is warranted.
- בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ Ge 1:1
The first word is בראשית barashit. It is translated “In the beginning” or “The beginnings”.
The hieroglyphic meaning of the letters which have not been previously explored will be examined, then the word will be built up by sub-roots and roots.
The bet ב is a resh ר (revelation) that meets the lower horizontal bar of the square letter template at a right angle. The right angle means that the revelation was heard. In the dalet ד the right angle in the upper right corner meant that the word was spoken. The difference between the 'word' and the revelation' is the difference between the Torah and the Messiah. The Torah was the spoken word of God and the Messiah was the living Word of God.
The bet is the Messiah received by men. As a prefix to a word it is translated 'in'. This is where “In the beginning “ comes from. “In” is a good translation of the hieroglyphic meaning; it is God's desire to dwell “in” men (Ro 8:9). We receive Christ “in” us (Col 1:27) when we first believe. The revelation of God dwells “in” men”.
The way that Jewish children learn the letter is that it looks like a door to a house. The name of the letter, “bet” is the word for house. Bethlehem means “house of bread”. The door to the house is where you come in. Jesus says “I stand at the door and knock.” (Re 3:20). John didn't need a special revelation to write this. He could determine it from the hieroglyphic meaning of the letter “bet”.
The tov ת is formed by a resh ר with a vav וreturning to the upper horizontal of the square letter template. The vav ו is separated from the vertical of the resh ר; it is a spontaneous response to the revelation which acknowledges the 'distinction'. between God and man. This is the source of Paul's doctrine in Romans 1:18ff.
- Ro 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
- Ro 1:19 ¶ Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them.
- Ro 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
- Ro 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Paul understood that the nature of original sin is that Adam treated God as a peer, as a man in his own image (by making his own rules), rather than as the Holy, or separate being that he is. The nature of the letter tov ת is that of a man who acknowledges the distinction. It is used for 'end' because it is the last letter of the alefbet, and it is also interpreted 'purpose'. At the end of a word it can make the word into an object.
The shin ש is formed with a single vav coming down, and two zayins returning which are connected at the base. This is a picture of the Messiah coming down (he is the distinction, since he faced our temptations but did not succumb), and the Messiah and his bride returning. They are connected, because like Adam, he obtained his bride through sleep/death. It is a picture of God's word not returning void, or of God giving a command and getting two responses such as in the creation of the heavens and the earth.
These are the letters contained in בראשית that were not explained earlier. Each letter has it's metaphoric meaning based in the revelation of Christ. As they combine, they will explain more of the detailed meaning contained in the word בראשית.
The Beginning – בראשית
- 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
When the scriptures are heard with the ears to hear, that is, recognizing the nature of riddle within them, many sayings which were considered well-known, take on the character of subtle hints. The meaning of Hebrew words derives from the intersection of the hieroglyphic/metaphoric meaning of the letters from which they are made. Paul said there is no shame in rightly dividing the word.
The word for beginning can be divided many ways:
John rightly divides the word
The book of John, which was written in Greek, contains the teaching of John who taught in Hebrew.. John taught the Greeks how to rightly divide the word in Hebrew and how to play childish word games. John 1:1-4 is derived from Ge 1:1 by 'rightly dividing' the Hebrew words in Genesis.
The first three words of Ge 1:1 are בראשית ברא אלהים (don't forget to read right to left)
ברא : This word is generally translated “created” but since God spoke whenever he created, it is proper to translate this as “created by the word” or the “word which created. John says “In the beginning was the Word” because ברא is in בראשית. Notice that son בר is in create ברא, and John identified the Son as the Word which created.
ברא also describes God as the creator, so John said, “and the Word was God.”
Puns of Elohim
אלהים Elohim has a pun pronounced 'l'chaim' meaning life and so John said “In him was life;”.
אלהים Elohim has another pun pronounced 'a lo khoom' which means 'not dark', and so John said “and the life was the light of men.” .
Incidentally, אלהים Elohim has another pun pronounced 'lechem' meaning 'bread' and John later says “For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” (Joh 6:33 ).
John and the other apostles taught the Greeks how to “rightly divide the word” in Hebrew, and they wrote down the hints in Greek.
- 9.1 ם will be examined later.
- (d. create, creator, choose, make, cut down)
- (h. בר the son א created)
- (h. come בא word of God ר)
- (c. since God spoke whenever he created, it is proper to understand bara ברא as the word by which God created)
- (t. Elohim)
- (d. God)
- (d. judge)
- (d. mighty)
- (d. rulers)
- (p. אלחים light : אל not חום dark)
- (p. לחם bread)
- (h. אל to, for חי living ים water)
- (h. אל God ה the ים water)
- (d. ploughshare)
- (d. against, with, in, him, me, upon)
- (d. <not translated>)
- (m. the eternal)
- (n. This is the same as 'alpha and omega' or 'the beginning and the end' or 'everything from the beginning to the end'.)
- (m. the eternal)
- (g. את-תא - )
- (d. the heavens )
- (d. ו and את (m. the eternal))
- (d. the earth)