בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ׃
There’s more information contained in these first 7 words of the Bible than you and I can ever even discover, but today we will go over a little bit about the significance of this incredible verse, the very first verse in God (Yahweh)’s Word. But, in order to discover the depth of Yahweh, we will need to understand a bit of Hebrew, otherwise, we will just gloss over this verse and only take it at face value. Yep, He created the heavens and earth in the beginning, but there’s so much more He wants us to know.
The verse above is Yah’s first 7 words ever written in Hebrew; however, it reads right to left. You see, our other languages have been turned upside down, but God’s original plan was from the beginning to the end, right to left.
Hebrew has depth and this is a bit hard to get for a concept since our A-Z alphabet is so one dimensional, or ‘surface-y.’ Hebrew letters are letters, but they also hold numeric value, and they also hold a picture and story concept within each letter. So, in a way, Hebrew letters are what we’d call 3D, so you can look at them in several different ways, and looking at them in full 3D, we can see they are multi-faceted, like a Diamond, and sparkle in many different ways. Yah is a God of words, the perfect story teller, and He is also the God of mathematical genius. His words will have both meaning in its letters, will tell a story within a word, and will add up to a numeric meaning. Is that amazing or what? It’s hard to completely grasp the depth of Yahweh and it’s no wonder we can never understand Him fully.
“In the beginning, created God, the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 literally.
- בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית, bə-rê-šîṯ, 7225, In the beginning – Word 1, numeric value: 913, the picture story of this word starts out that the Son was with God in the very beginning and they are a consuming fire with grace that ends with the cross. The character can also be identified with a door, as Yahoshua is the door and by which none can enter.
- בָּרָ֣א, bā-rā, 1254, created – Word 2, numeric value: 203. We see this is the same first three letters of the previous word, but here it means created. We see that the Son and the Head (Father) are contained within the creation. This combined letter sequence is only found to represent Yah in His Word. There are no other creators.
- אֱלֹהִ֑ים, ’ĕ-lō-hîm;, 430, title for God (identified as: divine (1), divine being (1), exceedingly (1), God (2326), god (45), God’s (14), goddess (2), godly (1), gods (204), great (2), judges (3), mighty (2), rulers (1), shrine* (1).) – Word 3 numeric value: 84, We see here that Yah’s strength is shown as well as He is our shepherd, and behold with grace He works it out through His Son on the cross. Note too that Yah describes His title as this word, but this word is plural. Whenever there is a ‘im’ it’s like us putting an ‘s’ at the end of a word. He tells us right off the bat that He is a plural God, so we see the trinity within this word. Again, He is a multifaceted God.
- אֵ֥ת, ’êṯ, 853, identifier for the divine Holy God, Yahweh. eth: untranslatable mark of the accusative case., listed 11,050 times in Scripture – Word 4, numeric value: 401, This identifies both the strength of the head (Father) and the Son on a cross. He is showing that both are the first and the last and everything in between. He is showing He is in all things whenever you see this combination within a word or on its own.
- הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם, haš-šā-ma-yim, 8064, the heavens – Word 5, numeric value: 395
- וְאֵ֥ת, wə-’êṯ, 853, and – Word 6, numeric value: 407
- הָאָֽרֶץ׃, hā-’ā-reṣ.775, the earth – Word 7, numeric value: 297
- Total Value of 2700
You’ll notice from the studies below that the 4th word is “eth” or “et.” The word is not translatable, but Yah has put it within there to show a picture of His divineness. Its picture story shows Yah, the strength and His symbol, and it shows the symbol of His Son, or a cross. So, it’s like He’s placing a stamp at the 4,000th year showing that His strength (or His Head) will appear in His cross (or on His cross) or His mark, His son. The Messiah is also identified by the number 4 and many of the feasts (which point to the Messiah) start on the 4th day of the week. We also see that both of these two characters, the aleph and tav are the first and last charters, or in other words, He is the beginning and the end with all completeness and everything in between which includes the Father and Son. It also shows He is in all things when placed within a word.
“I AM the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:13
You’ll also notice that since there are 7 words within the first verse, we can also know that He is showing us His 7,000 year plan of redemption, as also confirmed by the last 1,000 year reign of Mashiach. At the end of God’s, 7,000th year, His Word will be complete and fulfilled and we will be moving outside of what He has shown us in His Word revealed by His prophets and apostles.
- “¶ But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day before the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years are as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8 – God created the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th = 7 days, 7,000 years.
- “Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection; on such the second death has no authority, but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ and shall reign with him a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6
Let’s learn to say it in Hebrew:
Let’s learn how Genesis 1:1 points to Yahoshua, God’s Son, and then see what story is told within the pictures.
This is just a slight touch into what Yahweh is showing us in His Word. It’s no wonder that when you talk with a Jewish person who studies the Torah that he will say that he can spend months studying just the first verse of the Bible. What an interesting discovery to see how incredibly detail oriented our Father is and how He has ordered and ordained everything before He even created it. His plan was before all things and nothing interferes with His plan. Yahoshua, on a cross, was always in His plan, at the 4,000th year. There was never a situation when Yahweh had to stop and say, “Oh, I didn’t expect that, I guess I need to change my plan.” Yahoshua was always in the plan, not a reaction to man sinning. I will be attempting to continue my studies more into the Hebrew language and I’ll share with you as I discover more about this incredible language.