Jeremiah 4: 23
I beheld the earth, and behold, it was chaos and disorder (tohu vavohu).
NOTE: Another possible translation of this verse is: “I beheld the earth, and behold, it was without Light.”
Genesis 1: 2
And the earth was without form and void (tohu vavohu), and “darkness” was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering (“vibrating”) upon the face of the waters (mayim).
NOTE: Is the deep referred to here “The Absolute” in Hindu and “Tao” in Daoism?
Genesis 1: 3a
And Elohim (God) said, “Let there be light (ohr).”
Genesis 1: 4b
And Elohim separated divided the light (Yang) from the darkness (Yin).
NOTE: On the “face of the deep” where darkness was, Elohim separated light (Yang) from darkness (Yin).
Genesis 1: 5
And Elohim called the light Day and the darkness is called Night.
NOTE: Now on the “face of the deep” where there was perpetual or eternal Night exists Day now, too.
Genesis 1: 6
And Elohim said, “Let there be a “rakia” (expanse, dome, firmament) in the midst of the waters, dividing the waters from the waters.
Genesis 1: 7
And Elohim made the rakia, and divided the waters under the rakia from the waters which were above the rakia; and it was so.
Genesis 1: 8a
And Elohim called the “rakia,” Heaven.
NOTE: “Heaven” is what separates the waters into regions; one above and another below. These ‘waters’ are probably heavier or lighter as far as mass from the other and their cosmic nothingness [visible/invisible??] and vibratory frequency probably differs, too.
Genesis 1: 9-10a
And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. And Elohim called the dry ground (yahabashah) Earth.
2 Peter 3: 5
They are deliberately ignoring one fact: Because of God’s word, heaven and earth existed a long time ago. The earth appeared out of water and was kept alive by water.
NOTE: Since earth appeared “out of” the Seas/Oceans (water) and all the biologic forms which later adapted and survived on land from the amphibian prototypes of marine life, doesn’t this support Darwin’s Theory of Evolution? How the material that makes up soil, rocks, hills and mountains can emerge from water (H2O) is quite a mystery. Life cannot exist without that precious element, of which precisely seven-tenths cover the planet and it is the same ratio of fluids [blood, lymph, fats, etc.] that exist in the human body.
Genesis 1: 11
And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, after its kind whose seed is in itself, upon the earth; and it was so.
Genesis 1: 12
And the earth brought forth vegetation, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, after its kind whose seed is in itself.
NOTE: This is the Earth beginning to become a living, self-sustaining ecosystem; quite literally, bringing forth the ‘first-fruits’ of Creation and it takes place on The Third Day.
Hosea 6: 2b
On the “third day” He will raise us so that we may live in His presence.
Luke 24: 7
He said, “The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people to be crucified, and come back to life on the third day.”
1 Corinthians 15: 20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and has become the first-fruits of them that have died.
Genesis 1: 14
And Elohim said, “Let there be lights in the rakia (expanse, dome, firmament) of the heaven (outer space) to divide the day from the night (vs. 18b), and let them be for signs, seasons, days and years.
NOTE: This is different from Genesis 1: 3-5. The signs could be astrological or astronomy, and used in interpreting prophesy or some unfavorable omen. The rest could pertain to the later Jewish religious celebrations.
Genesis 1: 16-17
And Elohim made two great lights, the greater light (the Sun) to rule the day, and the lesser light (the Moon) to rule the night; Elohim made the stars (kokhavim) also. And Elohim set them in the ‘rakia’ of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
NOTE: This is very interesting because it contradicts Cosmology, Astrophysics and Astronomy because it means the Earth is older than the Sun, Moon or stars in this Solar System or even Milky Way Galaxy; which scientific research has ample evidence to the contrary. The only way this could be even remotely possible is if the picture being painted here is of a pre-physical Earth, and if so, then order doesn’t really matter.
Genesis 1: 20-21a
Elohim said, “Let the waters bring forth an abundance of living creatures, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open ‘rakia’ (expanse, dome, firmament) of heaven. Elohim created great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth in abundance, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind. . .
NOTE: Could this great sea creature be the legendary prehistoric Loch Ness dinosaur and also it seems that birds or fowl with wings came from the waters or an aquatic environment as opposed to from the land or ground (??).
Job 41: 1-2, 7
Can you draw Leviathan (Cp. Psalms 104: 25-26) with a hook or his tongue with a cord that you let down? Can you put a hook in his nose or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Can you fill his skin with barbed irons or his head with fishhooks?
Genesis 1: 24
Elohim said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind; and it was so.
Job 40: 15-16-17a,
Behold now Behemoth which I made with you, he eats grass as oxen. His strength is in his loins and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moves his tail like a cedar. His bones are as strong pieces of brass. His bones are like bars of iron. Surely the mountains bring him forth food; where all the beasts of the field play.
Genesis 1: 26
And God said, “Let Us make man [Adam] in Our image and after Our likeness, and let them [Adam] have dominion. . .
Genesis 1: 29-30
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the entire earth [nothing poisonous or inedible] and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creeps on the earth wherein there in life, I have given every “green” herb for food; and it was so.
NOTE: The “original” diet of humankind was vegetarian and as herbivores. Animals did not eat the flesh of its prey as such an instinct had not been activated to kill for survival. This state however, changed after the Flood, as in the following below:
Genesis 6: 11-13
The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence
And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh (including animals??) had corrupted His way upon the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth (Cp. 2 Peter 3: 5-6).”
Genesis 9: 2
And the fear of you and the dread of you will be upon every fowl of the air and all [the creatures] that move upon the face of the earth and upon all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green herb I have given you all things [including poisonous roots, too??].
COMMENTARY: Aside from all the rocket scientist stuff regarding Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Muons, Leptons, Quarks, particle string theory, the Atomic Table, multiple universes and dimensions, the Higgs boson “God particle” or exploding Super Novas and matter without form-how everything works is still a mystery. Don’t even let me get started on Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) because I would just confuse all of us. The thing is though, and I think appropriate in this instance is taken from the Koran where the ‘light’ mentioned in Genesis 1: 3 and translated from Arabic means “understanding.” Now the word could be more of a spiritual than literal translation but it is worth consideration because so often the Bible is usually interpreted in a fundamental or literal way.
Just as the cycle of violence started with Cain and then Lamech (Noah’s father), this set off a chain-of-events that affected even the animal kingdom and probably the plant kingdom as well [maybe not in this case] and the Creator had no choice but to purge the earth of this corruption/sin through the overwhelming deluge (“baptism”) of water which engulfed the entire planet [or Mesopotamian Basin at the least]. Although animals were taken aboard the ark their natures changed after tasting blood and mankind was no longer in communion with them as before, and now part of the food chain includes the ones who are at the very top of it. Doubtless, becoming carnivores changed the structure of our teeth and maybe even our very appearance. It might not be such a stretch to link the new fleshy diet with disease, a shortened lifespan [the medical Messiahs would vigorously disagree] or other psychological problems, and in spite of technological advancements along with the Internet and smart phones we still don’t even know how to solve our solid waste problem.
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