The Amazing First Verse of the Bible
The unusual word at the centre of Genesis 1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(Hebrew) “Barashyt bara Elohim et ha’shamayim v’et ha’retz”
בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
Genesis Ch 1 is a great example of how the Hebrew Scriptures are filled with veiled marvels of hidden meaning and wonders that have puzzled rabbis for centuries.
The number 7 is a number linked with perfection.
There are 7 words in the first verse of Genesis. The Middle word “et” is an interesting word. It is made up from the Hebrew first and last letters of the alphabet ( Aleph and Tav ). ET can be pronounced as “at” or “et” depending on how the letter is written.
In Greek this is the same as Alpha and Omega or the English A to Z.
The word “barashyt” – which means “in the beginning” – is a compound word made up of “ba” (meaning “in”) and “shyt” pronounced “ sheet” (meaning “six”). “Bara” means “created” and “Elohim” means “God”, so that within the first half of the verse we can read, “In six God created…”. Or “God created in six”. Interesting, since later it tells us that’s exactly how long it took God to create the Heavens and the Earth, Exodus 20.11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is.
By the way, Bar in Hebrew means “son of” and the A is Aleph meaning God.
So the verse begins with Bara “Son of God”. As the scripture says in Col 1 v 17 And he (Jesus) is before all things, and by him all things consist.
God begins the Bible with Jesus.
In the very last chapter of the Bible we read the words of Christ in the vision of John, saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13). We also read in John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word…” – such that Jesus Christ is the Living Word in Christian doctrine. So, is the “et” in Genesis 1:1 – the opening verse of God’s Word – a veiled reference to Christ who is at the centre of all things? In reality the sentence could read: “In beginning God (The First and the Last – The A to Z), created the Heavens and the Earth.”
So ET is made up of Aleph, the 1st letter and Tav the last letter.
The Beginning and the End – The First and the Last – The Alpha and Omega.
(Aleph ) also means: "Strength, Leader, Ox) Below is the early Aleph shaped like an Ox head.
Tav (means: "Mark, Sign and Covenant" )
So the verse could also be read “In the beginning God (the A and Z, the beginning and the end, God who was the Strength, Leader and Ox who was a Mark, Sign and Covenant) created the heavens and the earth."
The picture relating to Aleph ( God) is an Ox head.
Also notice that this symbol is like the English A.
The letter B ( Bet ) also can be written like this it means a tent or house.
Like an English B. b
Interestingly this is where we get our Aleph Bet ( Alphabet )
The Bible is a unique book , written by over 40 different authors living at different times in history, over a period of about 1500 years and yet it fits together like one big jigsaw puzzle.
Whilst the Bible is separated into two books known as the Old and New Testaments. We find that the Old testament has the New Testament truths concealed in it and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
We can see proof of this in the fact that the New Testament Gospel is revealed in the very first verse of the Bible.
In fact it is revealed in the very first word. “Beginning”.
The Hebrew language consists of letters which have both a numerical value and also each letter is represented by a corresponding picture. (see below)
The word Beginning in Hebrew is “Barashyt”.
As pointed out earlier Bara means, “the son of God”.The letters “sh” is the Hebrew letter “shin” and is represented by “teeth” and the meaning is “destroy”.The letter “y” is the Hebrew word “yod” and is represented by a “hand”.Finally the letter “T” is the Hebrew word “Tav” and is represented by the picture of a “cross”
.The Son of God, Destroyed, Hand, Cross.
When you put all this together, it reads. “The son of God shall be destroyed by his own hand on a cross”.
Pretty amazing, don’t you think.So as we have seen, the ancient word in Hebrew for “beginning” is “barashyt”. Hebrew is written from right to left and Hebrew is written without any vowels. Also, each Hebrew letter is represented by a number and a picture.( see below )
Bet + Resh = Bar (meaning Head of the House) ( Jesus)
Aleph = (Meaning Strength ) ( Gods letter)
Shin = (Meaning Teeth) or (Destroy)
Yod = ( Arm or Hand)
Tav = (Cross)
The Son of God will be destroyed by His own Hand on a Cross
The Hebrew Alphabet and their Numbers.
(Below) The Pictograph relating to each Hebrew letter.
Another amazing truth in the first verse is the proof of the Trinity, (Triune Godhead). “Barashyt bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz.
“Elohim” (The word for God).
Notice the “im” added on the end. This means that this word is a Singular Plural Noun, which refers to ( Three or more ) So God is singular yet plural.
We see this also in Seraph – im - Cherub – im – Nephil-im. All plural.
Notice also that “Hashamayim” ends with the plural “im” meaning “ heavens” (plural) but not in “ha’aretz” “earth” (singular).
Later in Gen 1.26, And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ( The Trinity involved in Creation )
Yet another truth is revealed. The word “bara” bar ( son of) a ( Aleph / God )( son of God ) is the same word for “created” (bara), also showing the Jesus Christ is the creator. “ The Word” Greek “ Logos” is the word that refers to Jesus.
John ch 1 v 1—3
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Could be read: In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God and Jesus was God. Jesus was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Jesus: and without Jesus was not anything made that was made. (Here we see the Deity of Christ Jesus.)
The first five books of the Torah ( the books of Moses ). In the Hebrew, the word Torah is written without the vowels. (TORH).
In the Hebrew text of Genesis, if you take the first “T” of the text, then count 49 letters, the next letter, the 50th is “O”, the next 50th letter is “R”, and the next is “H”. In other words, after the first “T”, in 50 letter increments, we find the letters spelling out the word “ TORH”. ( EDS— Equidistant Letter Sequences )
Ok, so what?
The thing is, if we do the same beginning with the first “T” in the book of Exodus, we find the same thing happens. (TORH)
However, when we try the same thing in Leviticus, it does not happen.
When we move on to the book of Numbers, it does happen but in reverse. (HROT). The same thing happens in the book of Deuteronomy. (HROT)
Now this may cause you to revisit Leviticus to find out why.
Now if you return to Leviticus and from the first “Y” you count seven letters, you get an “H”, count seven again, you get a “W”, count seven again, you get “H”. What does that spell, “YHWH”, the name of GOD.(Yahweh)
TORH—>TORH—>YHWH<—HROT<—HROT. Amazing, the Torah always points to GOD.
( Coincidence)??????? I don’t think so.
The Gospel revealed in the Geneology of Adam to Noah.
Enosh A mortal Man
Malalalel The Glory of God
Jared Shall come down.
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech Those in despair
Noah Comfort and Rest.
Read it as a sentance.
The God Man is appointed a mortal man of sorrow ( but ) The Glory of God shall come down, instructing that His death shall bring those in Despair, comfort and rest.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ revealed in the geneology of Adam to Noah.
The New Testament revealed in the Old Testament.
The amazing number seven in the first verse of the Bible
בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ
In beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.
Barashit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.
The number 7 has been linked to God, the perfect number.
Reading from Right to Left
The number of Hebrew words = 7
The number of letters equals 28 (7x4 = 28)
The first 3 Hebrew words translated "In the beginning God created" have 14 letters (7x2 = 14)
The last four Hebrew words "the heavens and the earth" have 14 letters
(7x2 = 14)
The fourth and fifth words have 7 letters
The sixth and seventh words have 7 letters
The three key words: God, heaven and earth have 14 letters (7x2 = 14)
The number of letters in the four remaining words is also 14 (7x2 = 14)
The Hebrew Gematria. The system of allotting numerical value to letters.
The three nouns in the first verse of the bible are, GOD, HEAVEN, EARTH.
The values of these three words amount to 777.
The only verb in this verse is Created with a value of 203, which is 29 X 7.
These amazing sevens continue throughout the bible.
7 God rested on the 7th day.
7 Spirits of God.
7 Golden Candlesticks.
· Enoch the 7th from Adam pleased God, and God took him up alive before judgment
· In Genesis 7 we find clean beasts taken by sevens into Noah’s ark
· In Genesis 29 we find Jacob serving seven years for a bride
· In Genesis 41 we find Pharaoh dreams of sevens
· In Exodus 29 we find seven days required to sanctify the altar
· In 2Samuel 2 we find David is king in Hebron 7 years before he’s king in Jerusalem
· In Judges 6 we find the Israelites are given over to Midian seven years
· In Judges 14 we find Samson’s wife weeping before him seven days
· In 1Kings 6 we find it took Solomon seven years to build the temple
· In 2Kings 3 we find restoration at the end of seven years
· In Psalms 119:164 we find one praising the LORD seven times a day
· In Proverbs 24 we find a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again
· In Ezekiel 40:26 we find they go up into God’s temple by seven steps
· Mary Magdalene, out of whom came seven demons
· In Acts 6:3 we find seven men appointed to serve the people
In Revelation we find seven angels, seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven vials, seven horns, seven candlesticks, seven stars, seven plagues, seven spirits, seven eyes, seven lamps, seven thunders, seven heads, seven crowns, seven mountains, seven kings, etc.
· In Genesis 1 God saw things “good” 6 times, “very good” the seventh time
· In Genesis 7:4 it took seven days to load the ark
· Seven days are mentioned in John 1 & 2:1, if counting the days
· Seven pillars of wisdom are mentioned in Proverbs 9:1
· The covenant was established seven times with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
· There were 7 foods of the promised land, Deut. 8:8 (6, man’s number, in Egypt, Num. 11:5)
· There are seven one’s denoting completeness of the unity of the Spirit in Ephesians 4
· There are seven things God hates in Proverbs 6
· There are seven festivals of the LORD for Israel found in Leviticus 23
· Seven loaves become seven baskets of leftovers in Matthew 15
· Seven men went to witness the gift of the Holy Ghost to Gentiles in Acts 11:12
· There are seven things the holy high priest was to put on in Exodus 29:5,6
· The lamb of God is worthy to receive seven things in Revelation 5:12
The resurrected Christ appeared seven times, the seventh time to seven apostles
· There are seven things to add to faith in 2 Peter 1
And so on and so on.
The Bible is not a science book, yet it is scientifically accurate.
About a hundred years ago, A scientist won the nobel prize for announcing to the world that what had been discovered is that everything we see and encounter in the world can be summed up in three words.
If the scientist had took notice of the first verse in the Bible, they would have read this.
IN THE BEGINNING ( TIME )
GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS ( SPACE )
AND THE EARTH ( MATTER )
The earth is round: Isaiah 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
Hydrothermal vents : Job 38:16 Have you entered the springs of the sea?Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Condensation in clouds.: Job 37:11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds;He scatters His bright clouds.
Recirculation of water: Ecclesiastes 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea,Yet the sea is not full;To the place from which the rivers come,There they return again.
Hydrologic cycle: Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;He makes lightning for the rain;He brings the wind out of His treasuries.
Chemical nature of flesh: Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The Bible is a truly amazing book.
These are just a few examples of God’s divine hand on this book.
It is as though God has signed it and claimed its Authorship.