To understand God’s DNA we look at the first and second Adam as seen through the Hebrew language and insights
John 7:15 reads, “The Jews were surprised and asked, "How can this man be so educated when he hasn't gone to school?“
What is the study of letters?
This is the closest thing to early believers as they studied the Scriptures on Shabbat
Why do we look at these things? Because as we study them, we develop great truths.
In the Hebrew foundation of creation, every Hebrew letter has a value and a meaning. Every letter means something when it is first mentioned in the Torah. For example, let’s look at the first verse in the Bible.
In English, Genesis 1:1 reads, “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.”
When read in Hebrew, it reads, “Beresheit Bara Elohim Et HaShamayim V’et Haeretz.” Let’s look at each of the meanings of these seven Hebrew words and consider the power of this first verse.
Genesis 1:1 Meaning
The first word is Beresheit (“in-beginning-of”) Of WHAT? – It is the beginning of God relating beyond Himself. If God is everywhere, and for God to create, He had to remove Himself from the space and create outside of it.
If you re-arrange the letters of the word “Bereishit" you could spell the First of Tishri (Rosh Hashanah). This is the Feast Day God is declared King of Creation by the Jews
The second word is Bara (“created from nothing”) This word is mentioned 3 times.
(Genesis 1:1) covers Heaven and Earth.
(Genesis 1:21) covers The animal kingdom – Life (nefesh), and
(Genesis 1:27) Man – Life (neshama)
What does this show us?
It lists two different Hebrew words for life.
Why the difference? Continue reading.
This is a major point: When Hebrew has different words that receive the same translation it loses its impact. “To Translate is to Destroy”
The Third word is Elohim (“God”; plural of El – “strength” “strong authority” (ending with “I-M” = ”Plural of Majesty”, "Plural in Nature and Unity")
- The Creator who made the world from nothing, and the Supreme God of Israel.
The fourth word is Et – Aleph-Tov They are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
(This word is not translated into English. This Is usually a pointer to the direct object; interpreted also as a reference to the Messiah.)
The Hebrew letters also have pictures representing them.
The Hebrew letter “Aleph” has the picture of a steer head, representing God, the Supreme.
The Hebrew letter “Tav” has the picture of a cross, representing a sign.
Other examples of the Aleph and the Tav, are “the First and the Last” “the Alpha and Omega”, “the beginning, and the ending.” “the author and the finisher”
The fifth word is HaShamayim (“the heavens”). The word is “heavens”, not "heaven".
In Hebrew understanding, there are seven levels of Heaven.
Because there are seven different Hebrew words for the word “heaven”, the Jewish sages say there are seven different levels of “the heavens.”. Again, “to Translate is to Destroy”
Consider the last half of this word: HaShamayim - Mayim means water.
What is this telling us?
The created heavens had a hoopla/ canopy of water above it. It became broken during the flood
Genesis 7:11 reads, “In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.” (English Standard Version)
It is not listed this way in the King James Bible – “To Translate is to Destroy”
The sixth word is V’et (“and-Aleph-Tav”) – The Hebrew picture for this word is a nail or hook. It is connecting a “nail” to the Aleph-Tav
The seventh word is Haeretz (“the earth”)
With this in mind, consider this understanding: “In the beginning of relating beyond Himself, God created from nothing through the Messiah the heavens and the earth.”
The Number 4
The fourth word of the seven words of the first verse of the Bible was found to be a mysterious letter combination of Aleph and Tav and then interpreted to be the personification of the Messiah.
It was not a quantum leap to associate the number four with the patterns, promise, and revelation of the Messiah in a similar way as was done with the number one to associate Wisdom and Light with the Messiah.
By applying the Jewish hermeneutics “Remez” understanding, the fourth word of the first seven words in the Bible was a letter combination of Aleph and Tav and then interpreted to be the personification of the Messiah.
This “set the stage” to associate the number four with the patterns, promise, and revelation of the Messiah.
The four materials of the Tent of Meeting, three being metals (gold, silver, and brass) and one being non-metal (wood) were Messianic
The four coverings of the Tent of Meeting, three animal skins (goats’ hair, rams’ skins, and badger skins) and one vegetative (linen) were Messianic
The four decorations of the curtain in the Tent of Meeting, three being colors (blue, purple, and scarlet) and one a pattern (the cherubim) were Messianic
The four orders of the priesthood, three were the sons of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari (the Levites), and one being Aaron and his sons
The four sides of the altar of incense of praise and prayer were Messianic
The camp of Israel in the wilderness was four-square, a Messianic stamp upon Israel
“The Fourth Man” in the fire with the three Hebrew young men (Daniel 3:25), a Messianic implication
The Four Gospels bearing witness of the Messiah, the first three being similar and the Fourth Gospel being unique
The four-fold praise of the Lamb of God in heaven by redeemed humans: (1) blessing, (2) honor, (3) glory and (4) power unto Him who sits on the throne and unto the Lamb as found in Revelation 5:13
This attachment of the number four to the promised Messiah caused great interest, especially among the prophetic writers of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) in how to see the Messiah through the lens of the Torah.
After seeing the Messianic promise in the fourth word, Aleph-Tav, it became natural to see how the number four was connected in other Torah passages. The most obvious of this was to consider how the fourth day of creation hinted or alluded to the Messiah.
Look how this is laid out when you say it in Hebrew: When a letter is first used, it draws a foundation for the continued use of the letter throughout the Torah. Even the shape of the letter tells a story, and all of these things are for eternity
Genesis 1:1 Redefined
“et” and “V’et”
With that in mind, consider this: The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet connects the heavens and earth.
Remember the letter vav, a Nail or a Hook, is a connector, like our word “and.”
The vav attached as a prefix to the two Hebrew letters Aleph-Tav in Genesis 1:1 is between the words HaShamayim —“the heavens”—(vav-Aleph-Tav)
- and haeretz—“the earth,” connecting them
Revelation 1:7 reads, “Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen.”
Zechariah 12:10 reads, “and I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.”
We understand these verses because we are Monday quarterbacks. We are looking at the past, and know about the crucifixion, but Zechariah did not have that advantage. Crucifixion did not exist at that time.
He could have gotten it from Genesis 1:1.
All Hebrew letters have an individual number connected to them – except one. The Aleph. The Aleph represents God and has two numbers – One and Thousand. Now consider these verses:
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.” [Psalm 90:4]
“But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (II Peter 3:8)
Now, with this information in mind, let’s go back to Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.” Again, in Hebrew, it reads, “Beresheit Bara Elohim Et HaShamayim V’et Haeretz”
Consider this: Each Word is seen as a thousand years.
“Et” – (fourth word) points to the Messiah coming the first time at the end of 4000 Years.
He Goes up into Heaven for 2000 years.
He comes back on “V’et” (sixth word). This time, the Messiah comes back “pierced” and rules the earth.
The entire timeline of the Bible is found in this one verse.
Another Point: The Hebrew numerical value for “Beresheit Bara Elohim Et HaShamayim V’et Haeretz” is 3390. It has the same numerical value as the statement: “He will set up His kingdom within you.”
Is this how Yeshua will rule the earth? I believe it is.
Was it the wind or the spirit of God?
Genesis 1:2 reads, “… a wind from God swept over the face of the waters”.
The Hebrew words, Ruach Elohim, describe God's presence at the beginning of Genesis. In Hebrew, Ruach means both wind and spirit.
How do we know what meaning is used in this important verse?
The answer is actually in the verb that follows. The verb merahefet occurs only once more in the Torah, expressing the utmost care, love, and affection of a mother eagle that flutters (merahefet) over her young and bears them upon her wings
Deuteronomy 32:11 reads, “As an eagle that stirs up her nest, That flutters over her young, He spread abroad his wings, he took them, He bares them on his pinions.”
A Hebrew reading of the Bible makes everything clear: Wind cannot express tender love, care, and affection! A wind blows dispassionately and indifferently – while the Spirit of God caringly and lovingly flutters over His creation. This loving, passionate hovering that we see in Deuteronomy, in Genesis can only refer to God’s Spirit!
In English, God said, “let there be light.” In Hebrew, it reads: “LIGHT, BE.” Those words are so powerful that they are still being spoken in space right now. If at any time, his words would be withdrawn, the universe would be swallowed up into a vacuum. This means that the entire universe is held up by the word of God
Creation of Man & Woman
There are 10 utterances of creation through The Word. There were also two processes before something was created.
1) The creation of man [formed]
2) The creation of woman [fashioned]
The Hebrew name for the man is ish. The Hebrew name for the woman is ishshah.
The Hebrew name for a man carries the yod, the Hebrew name for a woman carries the hay. Put them together (yod + hey) and it deals with the name of God. This means that men can only go so high in the image of God and women can only go so high.
Because they only have a part of the name of God. It is when they are joined together that God comes together. If they walk and serve the LORD together in Torah and obeying the commandments, then there is no stopping them from becoming into the image of God.
Consider this: Man is spelled Aleph, Yod, Sheen
The woman is spelled Aleph, Sheen, Hay
Fire is spelled Aleph, Sheen
Why is this important?
When the yod is removed from the man, the Hebrew word left means fire and destruction.
When you take the hey out of the woman, that word also means fire and destruction.
That means you got to keep God in the center of your relationship
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 soul” (KJ)
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 speaking spirit (neshama)” (Onkelos)
In the Physical, speech helps separate man from animals. Is that the only thing?
Morality does not exist in animals. Instinct does.
5 Levels of the Soul
1) Nefesh = Animals – the lowest level. It gives function to the body (Time and Space)
2) Ruach = Wind (Messiah) – The Emotional Generator
3) Neshama = Man – It allows us to distinguish between good and evil (Time and Space)
4) Chaya = Eternal Life (Beyond Time and Space)
5) Yechida = Unification – Jew and Gentile, One in Messiah (Beyond Time and Space)