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Genesis 1:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the beginning 7225
{7225} Prime
רֵאשִׁית
re'shiyth
{ray-sheeth'}
From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit).
´Élöhîm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
created 1254
{1254} Prime
בּרא
bara'
{baw-raw'}
A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).
853
{0853} Prime
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the heaven 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and y853
[0853] Standard
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 1:1

_ _ Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:2. The Creation of the Heaven and Earth.

_ _ In the beginning — a period of remote and unknown antiquity, hid in the depths of eternal ages; and so the phrase is used in Proverbs 8:22, Proverbs 8:23.

_ _ God — the name of the Supreme Being, signifying in Hebrew, “Strong,” “Mighty.” It is expressive of omnipotent power; and by its use here in the plural form, is obscurely taught at the opening of the Bible, a doctrine clearly revealed in other parts of it, namely, that though God is one, there is a plurality of persons in the Godhead — Father, Son, and Spirit, who were engaged in the creative work (Proverbs 8:27; John 1:3, John 1:10; Ephesians 3:9; Hebrews 1:2; Job 26:13).

_ _ created — not formed from any pre-existing materials, but made out of nothing.

_ _ the heaven and the earth — the universe. This first verse is a general introduction to the inspired volume, declaring the great and important truth that all things had a beginning; that nothing throughout the wide extent of nature existed from eternity, originated by chance, or from the skill of any inferior agent; but that the whole universe was produced by the creative power of God (Acts 17:24; Romans 11:36). After this preface, the narrative is confined to the earth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 1:1-2

_ _ In these verses we have the work of creation in its epitome and in its embryo.

_ _ I. In its epitome, Genesis 1:1, where we find, to our comfort, the first article of our creed, that God the Father Almighty is the Maker of heaven and earth, and as such we believe in him.

_ _ 1. Observe, in this verse, four things: —

_ _ (1.) The effect produced — the heaven and the earth, that is, the world, including the whole frame and furniture of the universe, the world and all things therein, Acts 17:24. The world is a great house, consisting of upper and lower stories, the structure stately and magnificent, uniform and convenient, and every room well and wisely furnished. It is the visible part of the creation that Moses here designs to account for; therefore he mentions not the creation of angels. But as the earth has not only its surface adorned with grass and flowers, but also its bowels enriched with metals and precious stones (which partake more of its solid nature and more valuable, though the creation of them is not mentioned here), so the heavens are not only beautified to our eye with glorious lamps which garnish its outside, of whose creation we here read, but they are within replenished with glorious beings, out of our sight, more celestial, and more surpassing them in worth and excellency than the gold or sapphires surpass the lilies of the field. In the visible world it is easy to observe, [1.] Great variety, several sorts of beings vastly differing in their nature and constitution from each other. Lord, how manifold are thy works, and all good! [2.] Great beauty. The azure sky and verdant earth are charming to the eye of the curious spectator, much more the ornaments of both. How transcendent then must the beauty of the Creator be! [3.] Great exactness and accuracy. To those that, with the help of microscopes, narrowly look into the works of nature, they appear far more fine than any of the works of art. [4.] Great power. It is not a lump of dead and inactive matter, but there is virtue, more or less, in every creature: the earth itself has a magnetic power. [5.] Great order, a mutual dependence of beings, an exact harmony of motions, and an admirable chain and connection of causes. [6.] Great mystery. There are phenomena in nature which cannot be solved, secrets which cannot be fathomed nor accounted for. But from what we see of heaven and earth we may easily enough infer the eternal power and Godhead of the great Creator, and may furnish ourselves with abundant matter for his praises. And let our make and place, as men, remind us of our duty as Christians, which is always to keep heaven in our eye and the earth under our feet.

_ _ (2.) The author and cause of this great work — God. The Hebrew word is Elohim, which bespeaks, [1.] The power of God the Creator. El signifies the strong God; and what less than almighty strength could bring all things out of nothing? [2.] The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. This plural name of God, in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many though he is one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a savour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a savour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, though but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New. The Son of God, the eternal Word and Wisdom of the Father, was with him when he made the world (Proverbs 8:30), nay, we are often told that the world was made by him, and nothing made without him, John 1:3, John 1:10; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:2. O what high thoughts should this form in our minds of that great God whom we draw nigh to in religious worship, and that great Mediator in whose name we draw nigh!

_ _ (3.) The manner in which this work was effected: God created it, that is, made it out of nothing. There was not any pre-existent matter out of which the world was produced. The fish and fowl were indeed produced out of the waters and the beasts and man out of the earth; but that earth and those waters were made out of nothing. By the ordinary power of nature, it is impossible that any thing should be made out of nothing; no artificer can work, unless he has something to work on. But by the almighty power of God it is not only possible that something should be made of nothing (the God of nature is not subject to the laws of nature), but in the creation it is impossible it should be otherwise, for nothing is more injurious to the honour of the Eternal Mind than the supposition of eternal matter. Thus the excellency of the power is of God and all the glory is to him.

_ _ (4.) When this work was produced: In the beginning, that is, in the beginning of time, when that clock was first set a going: time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time. Before the beginning of time there was none but that Infinite Being that inhabits eternity. Should we ask why God made the world no sooner, we should but darken counsel by words without knowledge; for how could there be sooner or later in eternity? And he did make it in the beginning of time, according to his eternal counsels before all time. The Jewish Rabbies have a saying, that there were seven things which God created before the world, by which they only mean to express the excellency of these things: — The law, repentance, paradise, hell, the throne of glory, the house of the sanctuary, and the name of the Messiah. But to us it is enough to say, In the beginning was the Word, John 1:1.

_ _ 2. Let us learn hence, (1.) That atheism is folly, and atheists are the greatest fools in nature; for they see there is a world that could not make itself, and yet they will not own there is a God that made it. Doubtless, they are without excuse, but the god of this world has blinded their minds. (2.) That God is sovereign Lord of all by an incontestable right. If he is the Creator, no doubt he is the owner and possessor of heaven and earth. (3.) That with God all things are possible, and therefore happy are the people that have him for their God, and whose help and hope stand in his name, Psalms 121:2; Psalms 124:8. (4.) That the God we serve is worthy of, and yet is exalted far above, all blessing and praise, Nehemiah 9:5, Nehemiah 9:6. If he made the world, he needs not our services, nor can be benefited by them (Acts 17:24, Acts 17:25), and yet he justly requires them, and deserves our praise, Revelation 4:11. If all is of him, all must be to him.

_ _ II. Here is the work of creation in its embryo, Genesis 1:2, where we have an account of the first matter and the first mover.

_ _ 1. A chaos was the first matter. It is here called the earth (though the earth, properly taken, was not made till the third day Genesis 1:10), because it did most resemble that which afterwards was called earth, mere earth, destitute of its ornaments, such a heavy unwieldy mass was it; it is also called the deep, both for its vastness and because the waters which were afterwards separated from the earth were now mixed with it. This immense mass of matter was it out of which all bodies, even the firmament and visible heavens themselves, were afterwards produced by the power of the Eternal Word. The Creator could have made his work perfect at first, but by this gradual proceeding he would show what is, ordinarily, the method of his providence and grace. Observe the description of this chaos. (1.) There was nothing in it desirable to be seen, for it was without form and void. Toho and Bohu, confusion and emptiness; so these words are rendered, Isaiah 34:11. It was shapeless, it was useless, it was without inhabitants, without ornaments, the shadow or rough draught of things to come, and not the image of the things, Hebrews 10:1. The earth is almost reduced to the same condition again by the sin of man, under which the creation groans. See Jeremiah 4:23, I beheld the earth, and lo it was without form, and void. To those who have their hearts in heaven this lower world, in comparison with that upper, still appears to be nothing but confusion and emptiness. There is no true beauty to be seen, no satisfying fulness to be enjoyed, in this earth, but in God only. (2.) If there had been any thing desirable to be seen, yet there was no light to see it by; for darkness, thick darkness, was upon the face of the deep. God did not create this darkness (as he is said to create the darkness of affliction, Isaiah 45:7), for it was only the want of light, which yet could not be said to be wanted till something was made that might be seen by it; nor needs the want of it be much complained of, when there was nothing to be seen but confusion and emptiness. If the work of grace in the soul is a new creation, this chaos represents the state of an unregenerate graceless soul: there is disorder, confusion, and every evil work; it is empty of all good, for it is without God; it is dark, it is darkness itself. This is our condition by nature, till almighty grace effects a blessed change.

_ _ 2. The Spirit of God was the first mover: He moved upon the face of the waters. When we consider the earth without form and void, methinks it is like the valley full of dead and dry bones. Can these live? Can this confused mass of matter be formed into a beautiful world? Yes, if a spirit of life from God enter into it, Ezekiel 37:9. Now there is hope concerning this thing; for the Spirit of God begins to work, and, if he work, who or what shall hinder? God is said to make the world by his Spirit, Psalms 33:6; Job 26:13; and by the same mighty worker the new creation is effected. He moved upon the face of the deep, as Elijah stretched himself upon the dead child, — as the hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and hovers over them, to warm and cherish them, Matthew 23:37, — as the eagle stirs up her nest, and flutters over her young (it is the same world that is here used), Deuteronomy 32:11. Learn hence, That God is not only the author of all being, but the fountain of life and spring of motion. Dead matter would be for ever dead if he did not quicken it. And this makes it credible to us that God should raise the dead. That power which brought such a world as this out of confusion, emptiness, and darkness, at the beginning of time, can, at the end of time, bring our vile bodies out of the grave, though it is a land of darkness as darkness itself, and without any order (Job 10:22), and can make them glorious bodies.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 1:1

Observe here. 1. The effect produced, The heaven and the earth — That is, the world, including the whole frame and furniture of the universe. But 'tis only the visible part of the creation that Moses designs to give an account of. Yet even in this there are secrets which cannot be fathomed, nor accounted for. But from what we see of heaven and earth, we may infer the eternal power and godhead of the great Creator. And let our make and place, as men, mind us of our duty, as Christians, which is always to keep heaven in our eye, and the earth under our feet.

Observe 2. The author and cause of this great work, God. The Hebrew word is Elohim; which (1.) seems to mean The Covenant God, being derived from a word that signifies to swear. (2.) The plurality of persons in the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The plural name of God in Hebrew, which speaks of him as many, tho' he be but one, was to the Gentiles perhaps a favour of death unto death, hardening them in their idolatry; but it is to us a favour of life unto life, confirming our faith in the doctrine of the Trinity, which, tho' but darkly intimated in the Old Testament, is clearly revealed in the New.

Observe 3. The manner how this work was effected; God created, that is, made it out of nothing. There was not any pre — existent matter out of which the world was produced. The fish and fowl were indeed produced out of the waters, and the beasts and man out of the earth; but that earth and those waters were made out of nothing.

Observe 4. When this work was produced; In the beginning — That is, in the beginning of time. Time began with the production of those beings that are measured by time. Before the beginning of time there was none but that Infinite Being that inhabits eternity. Should we ask why God made the world no sooner, we should but darken counsel by words without knowledge; for how could there be sooner or later in eternity?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 1:1

In the (a) beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

The Argument — Moses in effect declares three things, which are in this book chiefly to be considered: First, that the world and all things in it were created by God, and to praise his Name for the infinite graces, with which he had endued him, fell willingly from God through disobedience, who yet for his own mercies sake restored him to life, and confirmed him in the same by his promise of Christ to come, by whom he should overcome Satan, death and hell. Secondly, that the wicked, unmindful of God's most excellent benefits, remained still in their wickedness, and so falling most horribly from sin to sin, provoked God (who by his preachers called them continually to repentance) at length to destroy the whole world. Thirdly, he assures us by the examples of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the rest of the patriarchs, that his mercies never fail those whom he chooses to be his Church, and to profess his Name in earth, but in all their afflictions and persecutions he assists them, sends comfort, and delivers them, so that the beginning, increase, preservation and success of it might be attributed to God only. Moses shows by the examples of Cain, Ishmael, Esau and others, who were noble in man's judgment, that this Church depends not on the estimation and nobility of the world: and also by the fewness of those, who have at all times worshipped him purely according to his word that it stands not in the multitude, but in the poor and despised, in the small flock and little number, that man in his wisdom might be confounded, and the name of God praised forever.

(a) First of all, and before any creature was, God made heaven and earth out of nothing.

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Proverbs 8:22-24 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. ... When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water.
Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Mark 13:19 For [in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

God:

Exodus 20:11 For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exodus 31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, [even] thou, [art] LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Psalms 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Psalms 33:9 For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalms 89:11-12 The heavens [are] thine, the earth also [is] thine: [as for] the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. ... The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Psalms 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands.
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Psalms 115:15 Ye [are] blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121:2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psalms 124:8 Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
Psalms 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Psalms 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:
Psalms 148:4-5 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens. ... Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
Proverbs 8:22-30 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. ... Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest [between] the cherubims, thou [art] the God, [even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else.
Isaiah 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the fury of the oppressor?
Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:
Jeremiah 51:15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Romans 1:19-20 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. ... For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Colossians 1:16-17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: ... And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
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- Ballard (12/11/2017 2:15:34 AM)
Hello Lauren could you restate or try to clarify your question a little more?
- Judah (12/7/2017 4:35:23 PM)
Why is God name spelled with an when the first letter is Aleph

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- chris (7/15/2017 12:10:58 AM)
created=furnished
- MichaelC (2/7/2017 6:31:32 AM) [qBible.com]
I read a few comments, but bara is not created, he filled, its not in the, its in a beggining. But think bigger, he tells you all things. It dont help the kjv we use is 200 years old, translated from the late 1500s churbs is plural, in here its churbims, what thats saying churbims ss. Lol churbim is plural in hebrew.
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i just started hebrew, and i fell in love with it. Michael from the netherlands.
- michel (2/1/2016 10:36:03 PM) [qBible.com]
shalom
- ken (1/24/2015 6:40:56 AM) [qBible.com]
Is the earth a re-creation? Reason I ask, because Genesis 1:1 is ended w/a period. And God does not create anything from a messed up state. How did the earth get to that state? Did it just happen to be in that state, if so where did it come from?
- Dominique Davis (10/15/2014 10:18:04 AM)
In regards to the use of Elohim and it's plural nature; royalty often say 'we' when referring to themselves. This is also a confirmation of the Trinity from the very first verse. YHWH, his Word (Christ) and His Spirit are all present in the first 3 verses, hence the plural use. God's Word and Spirit are a part of him just as our consciousness (soul) spirit (emotions, feeling, 'heart') and body are all separate and specific but at the same time, part of our being.
- Rinon (8/13/2014 7:14:52 PM)
These are not my words

‘Elohim (אלהים) is morphologically plural, but as everyone knows, it’s frequently used in reference to singular subjects (primarily the God of Israel). The Bible is not the only place this happens, though. The Akkadian word for “gods,” ilanu, frequently occured in reference to singular subjects in the Amarna Letters (almost always in correspondences written by Syro-Palestinians to Egyptians), in Akkadian texts from Ugarit, and at Taanach and Qatna. The Phoenician ‘lm is used the exact same way. This usage predates the appearance of this phenomenon in Biblical Hebrew and is no doubt at the root of it. The distribution of this kind of usage moves from the coast to the valleys and then to the highlands.

We know from patterns in the languages in which this phenomenon occurs that it most likely derives from the abstract plural. This is the expression of an abstraction through the plural form of the noun or adjective. We see this in Hebrew with ‘abot, “fatherhood,” the plural of ‘ab, “father,” and zequnim, “old age,” the plural of zaqen, “old,” among many others. Some of these terms were used in reference to an individual entity or object that exemplified the quality of the abstraction. For instance, in Dan 9:23 Gabriel tells Daniel that he is a hamudot, which, as an abstract plural, means “desirableness,” or “preciousness.” In this instance, the abstract should be concretized in reference to Daniel. He is not “desirableness,” but one who exemplifies that quality. He is highly esteemed. Joel Burnett suggests “concretized abstract plural” as a designation for this usage. The word ‘elohim still retains its other uses (the simple plural, etc.), but can be used to refer to singular subject. ‘Elohim, then, means “divinity,” or “deity.” The God of Israel exemplifies divinity.
- Paal (11/23/2013 7:20:10 AM)
Fresh off the Biblical Hebrew instruction course, and Elohim is plural in the sense of plural majestic, it refers to a supreme or transcendent concept. "the waters" where a large, overwhelming body of water is noted. And, here "the gods" refers to the supremacy of the One God. Also note that "in beginning" is a point on the wheel, for if there is a beginning, there is an ending, and for an ending, there is a beginning. Very profound, this Hebrew text.
- Anon (11/22/2013 5:45:17 PM)
Elohim IS Yahweh. It is plural in form but not necessarily in meaning. It depends on context, grammatical rules or grammatical indications. It`s like sheep or fish in english.
- Paal (11/5/2013 3:33:55 AM)
My understanding of Genesis 1:1 is that the Eloheem [Elohiym] are Eloheem [Elohiym] God's children, family in the heavens. They are the ones who participated in the creation of the heaven and the earth, with the Son, as the chief. Does anyone have any thoughts on this comment? Thank you.
- Inquirer (11/4/2013 11:56:41 AM)
My understanding of Genesis 1:1 is that the Eloheem [Elohiym] are Eloheem [Elohiym] God's children, family in the heavens. They are the ones who participated in the creation of the heaven and the earth, with the Son, as the chief. Does anyone have any thoughts on this comment? Thank you.
- Inquirer (11/4/2013 11:30:16 AM)
The names the divine creator called himself and Ruach O A Desh. Prov. 30;1-6, Elohim-Gen. 1;1, Ishi/Baali Hosea 2;16, Rev.1;8-YHWH, Holy/Reverend. psa.111;9-10,
Who has made a liar out of the gothic, teutonic and greek interpolation? matt.10;26,
a.greek[gog of magog] rev. 20;7-8,=caucasian, Gen. 10; 1-6.
b. The creator never called himself the pagan name god,or his son the pagan name jesus.
What did Ishi/ Ruach Ha kodesh called his son. Immanuel
Isa. 7;14, 8;8, 9;6;9, Matt. 1;23.
ELOHIM AMAZING PERPETUAL AND PRAGMATIC TRUTH CAN,T BE DESTROY BY A MAN BORN OF WOMAN.MATT. 5;18-19


- NegOs A-Sir (1/14/2013 5:52:28 PM)
Studied & searched for clean Bible Text for almost 2 years, it lead me to the KJV AV1611, with יהוה ‎YHWH on title page, then a Green Interlinear KJV with Hebrew & Greek, it helped me find echad in deuteronomy 6:4 instead of Trinity not Yachid. Which then eventually drew me to the Jerusalem Crown Aleppo Codex which has the same base Hebrew text, imagine Israelites/jews and Christians with the same WORD for WORD of God! Which then lead me to start making Hebrew characters in a Mellel word processor which finally lead here after typing in the first word in the Bible בְּרֵאשׁ֛יח and throwing it into Google Translate and getting "Brashih" which then lead to your wonderful KJV/Hebrew online Interlinear! Thank you qbible, now I wont have to struggle so hard typing in Hebrew and by the looks of it I can also read the Hebrew phoenetic wording so I can start learning the language of Hebrew, amazing website with strong "pop ups" making it a joy to visualize the full meaning of just one sentence without having to labour manually going through a thick book looking up each strongs number.
- Timothy Sorsdahl (1/12/2013 3:26:14 PM) [qBible.com]
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- Me (5/8/2010 8:00:13 AM) [qBible.com]
"Shamayim" is the Hebrew word used for "heaven".
"erets" is the Hebrew word used for "earth".

- Alex (6/8/2009 6:43:19 AM) [qBible.com]
"Elohim" is the Hebrew word used for God.
The Hebrew word used for created is "bara".
- Alex (5/6/2009 11:49:17 AM) [qBible.com]
Gen 1:1 In the(error) beginning(error) God(error) created(error) the heaven(error) and the earth(error).

corrected:
Gen 1:1 In unto-a-firsting it-did-unto, the-one a-Deity(ELOHIM), to-the-one to-a-sky and to-the-one to-a-soil.
- Charles (3/27/2009 8:57:37 AM) [qBible.com]
In this verse,we find the concept of Time,
Space&Matter.The writer of Genesis,Moses,didn't
give full details of the creation.He has written as per the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.This verse is a simple statement & forms the foundation for the rest of the chapter.
- Alex (11/30/2008 6:38:04 AM) [qBible.com]
when was the beginning?? How many years ago
- Linda (11/22/2008 8:17:55 PM) [qBible.com]
May the Student be richly rewarded for his or her diligence, and may he or she find the truth - apart from defiled religion, superstition and the doctrines of men - that the lying pen of the scribes may have been in vain.

May YAH bless His own.
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