Picture courtesy of NASA 2019
Why is it called the first five book of Moses? Did not Adam and Eve write anything? Or their descents? Where is there work. Are those works still out there?
God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days—The creative acts of each day are described—God creates man, both male and female, in His own image—Man is given dominion over all things and is commanded to multiply and fill the earth.
Where did the word Genesis come from?
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Did God create the heavens and earth spirituality first? With some kind of spiritual matter then made it become our reality? Perhaps another dimension of time space? It mentioned heaven. Referring to the Stars and the planets above? Or just our earthly globe?If it was talking about outer space then the earth and outer space was made at the same time?
2 And the earth was without form, and void;
What does it mean by the earth was without form?So could this mean God went to a place where space debris was gathered. Meaning the Earth is younger and space was created first stars were created first? To help create the Earth? and void;Definition of Void :
- law : having no legal force or
- : not containing anything
So God was in a place in space with matter in it, but void of some things. Or force to build an earth.
2 and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Face of the deep what does that mean?I guess it was extremely dark.And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. What does it mean by spirit of, ? Not physically? Maybe mentally? Definition of Spirit :
- : the force within a person that is
- believed to give the body life,
- energy, and power
- : the inner quality or nature of a person
- : a person
So the power of God was on the waters? And do we have floating water in space ? Like huge lakes of it? Or round globs of water floating in space? We know water in space will form round globes of water. Unless it freezes. So it must have been warm or the water would have been frozen. So God’s power moved upon the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God said let there be light and there was light! Power of God, say something and it happens! Wounder if this made our 🌞 Sun or all light in the Universe?
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God divided the light from the darkness? Could this be a black whole where even light gets sucked in and bent? And God made the light separated it from the darkness , maybe undoing a black hole?What is meant by separating the light? How is light and darkness combined together?
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
So he made it so we have night time and daytime. Maybe separating night and day times. From earth. Night on earth comes from sun and the moon and all those stars in space gives us night. So was the earth somewhere else? Then moved to separate the light?
6 ¶ And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1: the vault or arch of the sky :heavens Stars twinkled in the firmament.
2obsolete : basis
3: the field or sphere of an interestor activity the international fashion firmament She’s a risingstar in the city‘s artistic firmament
Firmament (Heb. RQYC; Sept. stereoma; Vulgate, firmamentum).—The notion that the sky was a vast solid dome seems to have been common among the ancient peoples whose ideas of cosmology have come down to us. Thus the Egyptians conceived the heavens to be an arched iron ceiling from which the stars were suspended by means of cables (Chabas, L’Antiquite historique, Paris, 1873, pp. 64-67). Like-wise to the mind of the Babylonians the sky was an immense dome, forged out of the hardest metal by the hand of Merodach (Marduk) and resting on a wall surrounding the earth (Jensen, Die Kosmologie der Babylonier, Strasburg, 1890, pp. 253, 260). According to the notion prevalent among the Greeks and Romans, the sky was a great vault of crystal to which the fixed stars were attached, though by some it was held to be of iron or brass. That the Hebrews entertained similar ideas appears from numerous biblical passages. In the first account of the creation (Gen., i) we read that God created a firmament to divide the upper or celestial from the lower or terrestrial waters. The Hebrew word yr p7 means something beaten or hammered out, and thus extended; the Vulgate rendering, “firmamentum”, corresponds more closely with the Greek stereoma (Septuagint, Aquila, and Symmachus), “something made firm or solid”. The notion of the solidity of the firmament is moreover expressed in such passages as Job, xxxvii, 18, where reference is made incidentally to the heavens, “which are most strong, as if they were of molten brass”. The same is implied in the purpose attributed to God in creating the firmament, viz. to serve as a wall of separation between the upper and lower bodies ofIt may have been inserted in this missal at a later date water, it being conceived as supporting a vast celestial reservoir; and also in the account of the deluge (Gen., vii), where we read that the “flood gates of heaven were opened”, and “shut up” (viii, 2). (Cf. also IV Kings, vii, 19; Is., xxiv, 18; Mal., iii, 10; Prov., viii, 28 sqq.) Other passages, e.g. Is., xlii, 5, emphasize rather the idea of something extended: “Thus saith the Lord God that created the heavens and stretched them out” (Cf. Is., xliv, 24, and xl, 22). In conformity with these ideas, the writer of Gen., i, 14-17, 20, represents God as setting the stars in the firmament of heaven, and the fowls are located beneath it, i.e. in the air as distinct from the firmament. On this point, as on many others, the Bible simply reflects the current cosmological ideas and language of the time.JAMES F. DRISCOLLIt could mean space. Perhaps space was once a big buble of water of two kinds and the firmament is just space dividing these two waters?What is meant let there be a firmament ? Sky? Space?
Divide waters from waters? Clouds? Perhaps the creation of the atmosphere? Divide of water is oxygen from H 2 O ? This having two waters ? One liquid and one a gas?
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.Also they could be talking about different kinds of firmament one we call space second upper atmosphere and the third lower atmosphere where we live. But here they call each one of those firmaments confusion.
So now we have firmament with water under and above split to make oxygen? Interesting.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Firmament heaven or space heaven.If your standing on dry ground indeed it would be or look like heaven. Nots God’s heaven though.
9 ¶ And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Let the water be gathered unto one place and let dry land appear.So the earth was a ball of water then dry land appeared some how. Nuclear chain reaction. Makin iron then other stuff maybe an astroid or two.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.So in the beginning all land was in one place. Interesting.
So all the dry land was together called earth. All the seas together
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
So God seeded the planet first! Interesting we can’t find seeds on the moon or Mars. Interesting that God said things and it happens, almost whatever his wish is it is granted! God said it it happens! Amazing power. Why does life and mater obey God’s command? Or how does it? Why cannot man do those things?
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And the seed brought forth after it’s kind. Yielding fruit. I guess this is were they get evolution from, but did humans and all creatures evolve this way from beast to man?
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 ¶ And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
What signs ?
Now God creates the stars in the firmament of the heaven Note for signs ! For seasons etc For signs? What kind of signs?
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Light from distance planets to reach earth God wanted that.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
The moon light then sun and the Stars.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
So God set the in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth , interesting , God made the planets here. To give light upon the earth!Here is where I get my idea that there is more than one kind of firmament! Space firmament I call it.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
God said moving creatures, that hath life fowls birds. No mention of dinosaurs yet. So dinosaurs came later?
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
God created whales, could this mean they are separate from other fish DNA? For some reason God loved whales! Every living creature that moveth, how interesting it said the waters brought fourth ?
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
First commandment made ” be fruitful and multiply! “
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Now let the earth bring forth living creatures, etc beast cattle but still no mention of dinosaurs yet. Maybe they came before all of this.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
All things after there kind . Evolution.
26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
God said make man in our image! Who is Man? And so we look basically like God? I noticed that it said ” OUR ” image implying more than one God! Or could be followers of God but not of man.noun im·age\ˈi-mij\: a picture that is produced by a camera, artist, mirror, etc.
: a mental picture : the thought of how something looks or might look
: the idea that people have about someone or something
1: a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing; especially : an imitation in solid form : statue
2a : the optical counterpart of an object produced by an optical device (such as a lens or mirror) or an electronic device
b : a visual representation of something: such as (1) : a likeness of an object produced on a photographic material (2) : a picture produced on an electronic display (such as a television or computer screen)
3a : exact likeness : semblance God created man in his own image — Genesis 1:27 (Revised Standard Version)
b : a person strikingly like another person she is the image of her mother
4a : a tangible or visible representation : incarnation the image of filial devotion
b archaic : an illusory form : apparition
5a (1) : a mental picture or impression of something had a negative body image of herself (2) : a mental conception held in common by members of a group and symbolic of a basic attitude and orientation a disorderly courtroom can seriously tarnish a community’s image of justice — Herbert Brownell
b : idea, concept
6: a vivid or graphic representation or description
7: figure of speech
8: a popular conception (as of a person, institution, or nation) projected especially through the mass media promoting a corporate image of brotherly love and concern — R. C. Buck
9: a set of values given by a mathematical function (such as a homomorphism) that corresponds to a particular subset of the domain
She studied her image in the mirror.
The kids sat staring at the images on the TV screen.
painters capturing images of war
OriginMiddle English, from Anglo-French, short for imagene, from Latin imagin-, imago; perhaps akin to Latin imitari to imitate.
First known use: 13th centuryThis is powerful!So are there black God’s? Different race of God’s? Are these God’s made from a different matter so they are all white? What about their features, some Gods have Asian Chinese black Russian American Indian or India facial features? Or Just eyes nose mouth arms legs etc ?I noticed and ” our likeness “Definition of likeness :likeness
nounlike·ness\ˈlīk-nəs\: a picture of a person
: the quality or state of being alike or similar especially in appearance
1: copy, portrait
2: appearance, semblance
3: the quality or state of being like : resemblance
a stamp bearing the likeness of a president
There’s some likeness between them.
There’s an uncanny likeness between them.
First known use: before 12th century So we look like the God’s!
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.So we look like God’s image ! Both male and female.Does this include the handicapped? People born with missing parts?What a out tall and short people? Are those in Gods image? Fat obese people? Old people? Midgets ? Or is that just what we have here on Earth.Gave man power domance over all things on earth. Maybe that’s why the dinosaurs had to go?
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Second commandment to man Be fruitful multiply, and “ replenish” the earth,Why did they use replenish, definition of replenish:replenish
verbre·plen·ish\ri-ˈple-nish\: to fill or build up (something) again
1a : to fill with persons or animals : stock
b archaic : to supply fully : perfect
c : to fill with inspiration or power : nourish
2a : to fill or build up again replenished his glass
b : to make good : replace
: to become full : fill up again
An efficient staff of workers replenished the trays of appetizers almost as quickly as guests emptied them.
He replenished his supply of wood in preparation for the winter.
Drink this—you need to replenish your fluids after your hike.
OriginMiddle English replenisshen, from Anglo-French repleniss-, stem of replenir to fill, from re- + plein full, from Latin plenus — more at full.
First known use: 14th centurySo it’s to build up again, but if the earth was just created why use replenish instead of fill the earth up, this scripture has always bugged me because the use of this word. So at this point had the earth had other humanoid people that lived on the Earth already? Or people that looked like gods and we’re being replaced? Or and had died off being replaced? How many times?Why would God allow Extinction events they killed all humans,Could this be the evolution of human like creatures that were wiped out? And we have some of them to day called monkeys apes etc.
29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.Sixth day gave man all to eat !Go see my blog on Genesis chapter 2