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- grateful me (5/20/2019 1:35:58 AM) []
Light was not manifest on the first day. Consistent with science, light only appeared on the fourth day when the earth’s covering of mist and smoke abated to allow the light of the sun, moon and stars to become visible. This is wonderfully consistent with the prophetic appearance of the Greater Light, the Son of man. In 33CE, during the fourth millennium of man, the fourth day, the Son appeared and communed with us.
- James (5/11/2019 6:23:44 PM)
This is not saying it's the first day. The very beginning God made. Then the 1st. day God said let there be Light. Light was already here, but God reveals it for man.

- Sow Good Seed (1/21/2018 8:20:46 PM) []
here is a more complete in the archaic Hebrew
- Ballard (12/11/2017 2:15:34 AM)
Hello Lauren could you restate or try to clarify your question a little more?
- Judah (12/7/2017 4:35:23 PM)
Why is God name spelled with an when the first letter is Aleph

- Lauren (12/6/2017 7:27:48 AM) []
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- chris (7/15/2017 12:10:58 AM)
- MichaelC (2/7/2017 6:31:32 AM) []
I read a few comments, but bara is not created, he filled, its not in the, its in a beggining. But think bigger, he tells you all things. It dont help the kjv we use is 200 years old, translated from the late 1500s churbs is plural, in here its churbims, what thats saying churbims ss. Lol churbim is plural in hebrew.
- Zak (12/15/2016 12:27:57 AM) []
i just started hebrew, and i fell in love with it. Michael from the netherlands.
- michel (2/1/2016 10:36:03 PM) []
- ken (1/24/2015 6:40:56 AM) []
Is the earth a re-creation? Reason I ask, because Genesis 1:1 is ended w/a period. And God does not create anything from a messed up state. How did the earth get to that state? Did it just happen to be in that state, if so where did it come from?
- Dominique Davis (10/15/2014 10:18:04 AM)
In regards to the use of Elohim and it's plural nature; royalty often say 'we' when referring to themselves. This is also a confirmation of the Trinity from the very first verse. YHWH, his Word (Christ) and His Spirit are all present in the first 3 verses, hence the plural use. God's Word and Spirit are a part of him just as our consciousness (soul) spirit (emotions, feeling, 'heart') and body are all separate and specific but at the same time, part of our being.
- Rinon (8/13/2014 7:14:52 PM)
These are not my words

‘Elohim (אלהים) is morphologically plural, but as everyone knows, it’s frequently used in reference to singular subjects (primarily the God of Israel). The Bible is not the only place this happens, though. The Akkadian word for “gods,” ilanu, frequently occured in reference to singular subjects in the Amarna Letters (almost always in correspondences written by Syro-Palestinians to Egyptians), in Akkadian texts from Ugarit, and at Taanach and Qatna. The Phoenician ‘lm is used the exact same way. This usage predates the appearance of this phenomenon in Biblical Hebrew and is no doubt at the root of it. The distribution of this kind of usage moves from the coast to the valleys and then to the highlands.

We know from patterns in the languages in which this phenomenon occurs that it most likely derives from the abstract plural. This is the expression of an abstraction through the plural form of the noun or adjective. We see this in Hebrew with ‘abot, “fatherhood,” the plural of ‘ab, “father,” and zequnim, “old age,” the plural of zaqen, “old,” among many others. Some of these terms were used in reference to an individual entity or object that exemplified the quality of the abstraction. For instance, in Dan 9:23 Gabriel tells Daniel that he is a hamudot, which, as an abstract plural, means “desirableness,” or “preciousness.” In this instance, the abstract should be concretized in reference to Daniel. He is not “desirableness,” but one who exemplifies that quality. He is highly esteemed. Joel Burnett suggests “concretized abstract plural” as a designation for this usage. The word ‘elohim still retains its other uses (the simple plural, etc.), but can be used to refer to singular subject. ‘Elohim, then, means “divinity,” or “deity.” The God of Israel exemplifies divinity.
- Paal (11/23/2013 7:20:10 AM)
Fresh off the Biblical Hebrew instruction course, and Elohim is plural in the sense of plural majestic, it refers to a supreme or transcendent concept. "the waters" where a large, overwhelming body of water is noted. And, here "the gods" refers to the supremacy of the One God. Also note that "in beginning" is a point on the wheel, for if there is a beginning, there is an ending, and for an ending, there is a beginning. Very profound, this Hebrew text.
- Anon (11/22/2013 5:45:17 PM)
Elohim IS Yahweh. It is plural in form but not necessarily in meaning. It depends on context, grammatical rules or grammatical indications. It`s like sheep or fish in english.
- Paal (11/5/2013 3:33:55 AM)
My understanding of Genesis 1:1 is that the Eloheem [Elohiym] are Eloheem [Elohiym] God's children, family in the heavens. They are the ones who participated in the creation of the heaven and the earth, with the Son, as the chief. Does anyone have any thoughts on this comment? Thank you.
- Inquirer (11/4/2013 11:56:41 AM)
My understanding of Genesis 1:1 is that the Eloheem [Elohiym] are Eloheem [Elohiym] God's children, family in the heavens. They are the ones who participated in the creation of the heaven and the earth, with the Son, as the chief. Does anyone have any thoughts on this comment? Thank you.
- Inquirer (11/4/2013 11:30:16 AM)
The names the divine creator called himself and Ruach O A Desh. Prov. 30;1-6, Elohim-Gen. 1;1, Ishi/Baali Hosea 2;16, Rev.1;8-YHWH, Holy/Reverend. psa.111;9-10,
Who has made a liar out of the gothic, teutonic and greek interpolation? matt.10;26,
a.greek[gog of magog] rev. 20;7-8,=caucasian, Gen. 10; 1-6.
b. The creator never called himself the pagan name god,or his son the pagan name jesus.
What did Ishi/ Ruach Ha kodesh called his son. Immanuel
Isa. 7;14, 8;8, 9;6;9, Matt. 1;23.

- NegOs A-Sir (1/14/2013 5:52:28 PM)
Studied & searched for clean Bible Text for almost 2 years, it lead me to the KJV AV1611, with יהוה ‎YHWH on title page, then a Green Interlinear KJV with Hebrew & Greek, it helped me find echad in deuteronomy 6:4 instead of Trinity not Yachid. Which then eventually drew me to the Jerusalem Crown Aleppo Codex which has the same base Hebrew text, imagine Israelites/jews and Christians with the same WORD for WORD of God! Which then lead me to start making Hebrew characters in a Mellel word processor which finally lead here after typing in the first word in the Bible בְּרֵאשׁ֛יח and throwing it into Google Translate and getting "Brashih" which then lead to your wonderful KJV/Hebrew online Interlinear! Thank you qbible, now I wont have to struggle so hard typing in Hebrew and by the looks of it I can also read the Hebrew phoenetic wording so I can start learning the language of Hebrew, amazing website with strong "pop ups" making it a joy to visualize the full meaning of just one sentence without having to labour manually going through a thick book looking up each strongs number.
- Timothy Sorsdahl (1/12/2013 3:26:14 PM) []
- ds (8/15/2011 3:42:24 AM) []
- Editor, (4/7/2011 9:08:48 PM)
- Me (5/8/2010 8:00:13 AM) []
"Shamayim" is the Hebrew word used for "heaven".
"erets" is the Hebrew word used for "earth".

- Alex (6/8/2009 6:43:19 AM) []
"Elohim" is the Hebrew word used for God.
The Hebrew word used for created is "bara".
- Alex (5/6/2009 11:49:17 AM) []
Gen 1:1 In the(error) beginning(error) God(error) created(error) the heaven(error) and the earth(error).

Gen 1:1 In unto-a-firsting it-did-unto, the-one a-Deity(ELOHIM), to-the-one to-a-sky and to-the-one to-a-soil.
- Charles (3/27/2009 8:57:37 AM) []
In this verse,we find the concept of Time,
Space&Matter.The writer of Genesis,Moses,didn't
give full details of the creation.He has written as per the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.This verse is a simple statement & forms the foundation for the rest of the chapter.
- Alex (11/30/2008 6:38:04 AM) []
when was the beginning?? How many years ago
- Linda (11/22/2008 8:17:55 PM) []
May the Student be richly rewarded for his or her diligence, and may he or she find the truth - apart from defiled religion, superstition and the doctrines of men - that the lying pen of the scribes may have been in vain.

May YAH bless His own.
- Editor, (8/8/2008 12:02:07 AM) []

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