Saturday, August 29, 2009

Genesis 1:8, 9

1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the morning and the evening were the second day.

1:9 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.

God named the expanse above the waters the heaven. Naming creation upon the earth will be a function for Adam later. Here in 1:8, Heaven is the generic name for all the area above the ground.

We see a dark development later in Homer's Illiad when Althaia invokes the underworld gods by lying flat upon the earth, beating the ground (9.565ff). In the ancient's minds, if you were down upon the earth you were in the realm of hell or Domos Hades, the dwelling place of the unseen, not heaven. Quite different from the way God shows us the grandeur of His creation.

God speaks with a purpose again and that purpose is to give us a dry habitat to dwell in. God commands (Hebrew command form is here translated as Let-It Be is understood) that the waters underneath the expanse are gathered into an area so that a non-water covered place would arise. And it happened just this way.

The words Dry Land here are better translated as Dryness. So God says, Let-it be, the dryness appear.

This is the beginning of the Precambrian Supereon into the Archeazoic eon.

The largest defined unit of time is the supereon, composed of eons. Eons are divided into eras, which are in turn divided into periods, epochs and ages.

The most common large-scale time scale is millions of years (Megaannum or Ma), or also Mya for "millions of years ago." But long-term measurements still requires very large numbers. By using the galactic year this gives numbers that are easier to remember. The Galactic Year (GY) is the time it takes for the solar system to revolve once around the galactic core, or about 250 Ma.

By this measure, oceans appeared on Earth after 4 GY, life began at 5 GY, and multicellular organisms first appeared at 15 GY. Dinosaurs went extinct about 0.4 GY ago, and the true age of mammals began about 0.2 GY ago. The age of the Earth is estimated at about 20 GY or about 4.570 billion years old.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Genesis 1:7

1:7 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.

Again, this was a time in Earth's history for the separation of the troposphere cloud layer from the stratosphere, mesosphere and the ionosphere.

This space, expanse, or firmament became a dividing line for those waters on the Earth from those waters above the Earth.

God made this space or expanse or firmament. The word in Hebrew is Asah. This word has the connotation of fashioning something, bringing it about by one's handiwork. This is different than Barah, or to create from nothing as in 1:1.

Again, God spoke and this was so, so what is God's purpose in having waters above us and below us?

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Genesis 1:6

1:6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. KJV

God speaks again with a purpose and a firmament or expanse appears which divides waters.

What is an expanse? Something which is pulled apart and divided could be classified as could what we call the sky or the heavens above. Why did God separate the waters into two places. I can see where God did this for our protection as water vapor is well suited for us to live in as it serves as a protection against many forces which could be detrimental, ie; sunlight, radiation, heat, etc. And by separating the waters it provided a space or expanse for us to live in.

An interesting tidbit about water is that it can exist in three forms but still be water-H2O. Steam is the gas form, water the liquid form and ice the solid form. And when Ice is melting, it exists in three forms simultaneously. Sort of like we see God, existing in different forms at the same time.

Scientifically, when the waters are separated this would equate to the time when the Troposphere is separated and the cloud layers begin to form into the Stratosphere, Mesosphere and Ionosphere.

Psalms 148

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Genesis 1:5

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. KJV

God spoke and called these things by name. When something is given a name it is imbued with a type of power. Each of these clearly has a power. Light has the power to give life and Darkness clearly has the power to take it. God speaks with a purpose, we have to figure that purpose out.

Evening and morning were a Day, but the light was also called Day. This word is YOM in Hebrew. There are many in the church who try to claim that Yom is a 24 hour time period and all creation was completed in a 6 day week of 24 hours. One problem. Right here in verse 5 it says that the light was a Yom as well as the morning and evening was a Yom. In this passage it clearly delineates two totally different things and calls them by the same exact word. Why is this?

If you understand Hebrew you can see that the word Yom has many different meanings, from day to time, to year to a thousand years, and many things in between. But the real factor is to just open your eyes and read, for many times even in the English you can see a problem in the text.

As a translator, I don't want to assume the writer meant something he didn't and I also don't want to misread the text. I want to glean all I can from it while preserving the integrity of the text. Here we can clearly see there is no 24 hour period being spoken of. First, there is no Sun and Moon to delineate time into a 24 hour segment. Second, since the same word is used in the same passage in seemingly two different usages we have to consider that maybe the word Yom could mean something besides a 24 hour time period that we think of.

At the Big Bang, when all that we know of sprang forth from the Word of God, Time as we know it began. But what was it then and how did it operate. While most scientists would propose that time has been unchanging since it began, there is a theory that time was stretched or bent and that while great expanses of time in today's time were traversed by creation, it all fell into 6, 24 hour days. However, as with all theories, they are just that, theories until proven by facts.

In studying all the scientific theories during my life, I tend to keep all of them where they belong, as theories, not facts. Some more interesting than others. You see, as one tends to hold dear to only certain "facts" as opposed to "theories" you can keep from getting drawn off into mindless discussions which leads to nowhere and you are able to keep an open mind on most subjects and keep theories where they are able to be thrown away when proved wrong or re-catagorized into the fact department if needed.

I want to know the truth as bad as any man, but I cannot swallow most of what is passed off as facts about "creation" from the church. The church as a whole doesn't read the text in Hebrew and most are woefully ignorant of the sciences. A Yom here is some measure of Time, but who knows what it is. I wasn't there to see first hand, but we are able to measure time scientifically and we know that a 12 or 24 hour time period was not the same today as it was then. Just one example is that we know that the earth's rotation is slower today than it was yesterday, etc. Armed just with the fact that the Earth is slowing lets me know that Yom is not a 24 hour day here.

© 2009 Roy Blizzard III

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Genesis 1:4

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

God saw both the Physical light and the Spiritual light of the Messiah.....and it was all good. The Spirit of the Messiah was life giving and generated life in the universe. Just as Jesus gives us spiritual life He gives real life to all that His Light touches.

His light filled the "Void" of the "Deep" and brought forth real life. God saw it and knew it was good for the universe. God separated life from Death. Light from Darkness. The Messiah from the Angel of Death.

On account of the Darkness, Light had to be revealed. This is why Light follows Darkness. Day follows Night.


© 2009 Roy Blizzard III

Genesis 1:3

1:3 And God said, "Let there be light: And there was light.

And God said, "Let "Him" be light. The word "there" is not in the text. It either says, "Let it be" or "Let Him be" light. Either way, what we know about Jesus would fit the context here as He is the light of the world. We know "Him" to be the life, both natural and spiritual and all that comes with it, the prosperity, honor, joy, happiness, fullness, comfort, hope, knowledge, etc. All the life there is flows through Him.

God's light shone on the unprepared, unformed and empty of life area that was about to receive the creative power of God into it.

God said, the word AMAR in Hebrew is used not the word Dibbur. Amar regards intent, forethought, and purpose. Dibbur only regards the Physical process of speech. God had a purpose and the world came into being to fulfill His purpose.

Light. Spiritual light of the Messiah, Is.30:26, Mt. 24: 29, 30, Colossians 1:12.

E=MC2 - Energy and mass are interchangeable. At the Big Bang or the beginning event in the Cosmos, all matter as we know it sprang forth from a point smaller than an Atom. when an A-Bomb explodes, matter is converted to energy. At the Big Bang, energy converts to matter and anti-matter, but just a little bit more matter to offset the anti-matter, otherwise there would be nothing but heat would have been created. The Jews believed that the Word of God is continually being spoken forth or the world would cease to exist! Just needs that little bit of matter, that Word which became flesh and dwelt among us(John 1:1) gives life and doesn't return Void! It fills the void!

Our galaxy is expanding at ~ 1 million MPH and all the universe is expanding at 1 Billion MPH. The universe is composed of 99% dark matter vs. 1% viable matter. Just a little light goes a long way! The universe is expanding fast and faster and will not slow and re-collapse in on itself and "rebang" but will continue to diffuse towards "disorder" or evenness.


© 2009 Roy Blizzard III

Monday, August 17, 2009

Genesis 1:2

1:2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The view point here is still Heaven looking down towards whatever is out there...nothingness.
And this earth was formless and void, meaning there wasn't anything here that was recognizable as what we would call earth today. There was a total emptiness in the void that we call the cosmos today. Darkness was upon it, meaning it was an all encompassing darkness. And the Spirit of God or aspect of His deity that is Creative and Powerful was moving upon the outermost area of the deep where the pent up creative force that was within God was about to be poured out when He gave the word.

The Face of the Waters seems to be more of a figurative use here, but its use for thousands of years ago becomes quite clear when you understand what was about to happen here. As I said before, since God had not spoken, What was there?, nothing. So God was working on the outer reaches of this Deep, what ever it was , almost as you would look in on an empty aquarium. There is a definite area there with it's enclosure, but it is empty, but awaiting that which you would put in it.

In the Rabbinic Anthology page 586, the King Messiah was said to be that Spirit of God that was Moving upon the face of the waters. (Pesikta Rabbati 152b)

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.

One of the overarching themes of the Bible is the separation between Light from Darkness. You see here in verse 2 that the Spirit of God is more powerful than the Darkness and that God takes Darkness and brings life and light to it at will. This is like we see Jesus doing in the New Testament where he takes men and women who are trapped by darkness of some sort and brings about an influx of Light into their beings and they are no longer in darkness.


© 2009 Roy Blizzard III

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Genesis 1:1

1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. King James

If we are going to understand the Bible we need to understand several things about this verse from the very beginning of all of our studies or we will be far askew. First of all the verse in Hebrew does not say, "in the beginning". In Hebrew it says, "In Beginning, God.....". There is a big difference. As soon as one says in the beginning, time begins because you are saying that, "in the start of something either in time or place or action". However, in Hebrew, "In Beginning" assumes no time format. It just means that in beginning of what ever and when ever something occurred. It is a simple statement that assumes that whatever will follow in the sentence will help to explain this, "In Beginning." You have to keep in mind that Hebrew does not have Tenses like we have in English, it has "Aspects". While the convention has been to "translate" a "simple past" Hebrew word into a time frame for English speakers, when you say "God Created", you actually are meaning that at some point in the past God started creating and it is still going on unless some statement follows that says it has stopped, which it has not. The Bible simply stated that God "rested" not stopped creating. He creates anew numerous times later on even until today.

You also have nothing to mark time by since nothing has been created which can mark it. Later in Genesis it states that the sun and the moon were for the marking of time, but they are not here yet. So as the movie title suggests, this is the day that time stood still. It was ready to go, but had nowhere to go. Potential Energy.

The word"created" in Hebrew is a word that is "searching" for something to attach onto. It is not static. It is not an empty creation, it is full of potential for life and power and here it attaches onto the words heavens and earth. In Jewish thought, is was believed that in verse 1 the heavens and the earth that were created were the Ideas and Plans for that heavens and earth that were in Gods mind. You see God had not spoken so nothing had come into being except that which was in Gods mind. The totality of all that is was created in the mind of God and was actively searching for the opportunity to explode forth in power and creativity.

By beginning with the creation of the natural world, the Bible is stating that man is not privy to the secret knowledge of God. We must see the eminence of God through the created world first.

As shown in Isaiah 40, God is the source of all Power. There is no battle going on between good and evil as in all other creation narratives in all other cultures. Elohim is it.

© 2009 Roy Blizzard III

Confusion

Why are so many people in an utter state of confusion in the religious world? It is because hardly anyone out there in the religious community knows the languages that the religious books were written it. Not only that, but few people know anything at all of the surrounding field such as archeology, paleontology, linguistics, geology, geography, etc. However, most pastors have an answer for everything, while knowing exactly nothing about what they are talking about. I will attempt to help people navigate through all this BS that is out there in my blogs. Maybe some of you are out of churches or synagogues because the leaders were abusive, stupid, angry, exploitative, etc or all of the above. WE can be the church/synagogue without walls!


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