Genesis 1:1


Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

A simple sentence but so full of meaning!

In the beginning = beginning means beginning or first

God = is ‘elohiym which in the plural form relates to rulers, judges, divine ones, angels, gods.  Plural intensive – singular meaning = God, god/goddess, godlike one, the (true) God.

created = to create, shape, or form

the heavens = can refer to the skies and space that we can see, as well as the dwelling place of God

and the earth = the world and everything in and on it.

So in the very first sentence of the book of Genesis we are given a picture of the power and creativity and of our God.  Amazing!

For a really neat study, you can read up on why the Torah begins with the letter Bet and not Aleph… http://jewishexponent.com/so-why-it-torah-begins-%e2%80%98bet%e2%80%99

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3 thoughts on “Genesis 1:1

    1. Tawni Post author

      Awww thank you so much! I’m feeling a little better but whatever this cold/allergy thing is it’s just hanging on tight and doesn’t want to let go. I’ll be posting off and on for a bit. I’m thinking of just doing a verse by verse thing, nothing too majorly in-depth for a bit. But it all depends on how I’m moved as I read through the Word.

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      1. letfaithgrow

        I completely understand, it all depends on what message you feel He wants you to share. I love reading your thoughts on scripture. I don’t always have something to say but it definitely gets me thinking. Just wanted to stop by and make sure you’re ok! Prayers for it all to clear up for you soon!

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