Sunday, June 19, 2005

The Word

Gen 1:1 In the beginning7225 God430 created1254 (853) the heaven8064 and the earth.776

Gen 1:2 And the earth776 was1961 without form,8414 and void;922 and darkness2822 was upon5921 the face6440 of the deep.8415 And the Spirit7307 of God430 moved7363 upon5921 the face6440 of the waters.4325

Gen 1:3 And God430 said,559 Let there be1961 light:216 and there was1961 light.216

Gen 1:4 And God430 saw7200 (853) the light,216 that3588 it was good:2896 and God430 divided914, 996 the light216 from996 the darkness.2822

Gen 1:5 And God430 called7121 the light216 Day,3117 and the darkness2822 he called7121 Night.3915 And the evening6153 and the morning1242 were1961 the first259 day.3117

Gen 1:6 And God430 said,559 Let there be1961 a firmament7549 in the midst8432 of the waters,4325 and let1961 it divide914, 996 the waters4325 from the waters.4325

Gen 1:7 And God430 made6213 (853) the firmament,7549 and divided914, 996 the waters4325 which834 were under4480, 8478 the firmament7549 from996 the waters4325 which834 were above4480, 5921 the firmament:7549 and it was1961 so.3651

H430אלהים'ĕlôhîymel-o-heem'Plural of H433; 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: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

H1254בּראbârâ'baw-raw'A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): - choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness: - dark (-ness), night, obscurity.

H8414תּהוּtôhûto'-hooFrom an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

H5921על‛alalProperly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications: - above, according to (-ly), after, (as) against, among, and, X as, at, because of, beside (the rest of), between, beyond the time, X both and, by (reason of), X had the charge of, concerning for, in (that), (forth, out) of, (from) (off), (up-) on, over, than, through (-out), to, touching, X with.

H8415תּהם תּהוםtehôm tehômteh-home', teh-home'(Usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water supply): - deep (place), depth.

H8414תּהוּtôhûto'-hooFrom an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

H216אור'ôroreFrom H215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.): - bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

H914בּדלbâdalbaw-dal'A primitive root; to divide (in various senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.): - (make, put) difference, divide (asunder), (make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), X utterly.

H996בּיןbêynbane(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from

H995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or: - among, asunder, at, between (-twixt . . . and), + from (the widest), X in, out of, whether (it be... or), within.

H7549רקיעrâqîya‛raw-kee'-ahFrom H7554; properly an expanse, that is, the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky: - firmament.

H4325מיםmayimmah'-yimDual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen: - + piss, wasting, water (-ing, [-course, -flood, -spring]).

אלהּ אלוהּ
'ĕlôahh 'ĕlôahh
el-o'-ah, el-o'-ah
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H410; a deity or the deity: - God, god. See H430.

Shortened from H352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity): - God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."

From the same as H193; properly strength; hence anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster (as a strong support); an oak or other strong tree: - mighty (man), lintel, oak, post, ram, tree.

From an unused root meaning to twist, that is, (by implication) be strong; the body (as being rolled together) also powerful: - mighty, strength.

I wanted to take a look at first the word deep (why is an excellent question) and for lack of a reason not to I have. In the process I ended up tracing God back 5 or so meanings which I found interesting as well. Never the less in the context of these first verses of the bible I have discovered that if you do not put priority on the exact sequence then they begin to appear in contradiction.

The deep is a nowhere place in which a [plural(limited in number rolled together) ]deity , pillar of strength who is chief from which I gather that God was one, but not one, but in complete agreement with himself.

Expect this to grow as I endeaver to totally disect these verses and provide you people with the insite as it occurs to me.

1 comment:

T. F. Stern said...

I noticed that you were interested in the recorded account of Genesis as it is found in the Bible. You might also be interested in comparison accounts that can be found in other scripture. These URL references will take you to them.

Yet another account of the creation recorded

Yet another account of the creation recorded