Hello fellow Roomies!
This might not interest everyone around here, but I believe it might interest some of you, especially Nicky!
Today I was doing a bit of Bible study. Especially on the old Hebrew language, which is the language of the Old Testament.
I found it very interesting and very rewarding!
I was happily surprised to discover that Jesus Christ was present at the creation in Genesis, as He said Himself He is the first and the last (Alpha and Omega) (Revelation 1: 8 ).
Of course Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, and Omega the last letter. But Jesus didn't speak Greek, he spoke Aramaic and, when citing Scripture He spoke Hebrew.
In Hebrew, the first letter is also an A, the 'Aleph'. The last letter is the 'Tav'.
'Aleph' means 'Lord' in Hebrew language. (Something to keep in mind.)
Well, the very first sentence in the Bible starts like this:
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1: 1)
But how did He create all this? Just by speaking words:
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." (Genesis 1: 3)
Simple as that.
The Gospel of John tells us that everything is created through Jesus Christ:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." (John 1: 1-3)
Of course it says 'the Word', but with the 'Word', John means Christ. Proof is here:
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1: 14)
So Jesus is the Word. And God created everything by just speaking words.
This in itself should be enough to come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ was there all the time, from the beginning till the end (and beyond
). Everything was created through Christ.
Now lets take a closer look at the very first sentence of the Bible again, but in Hebrew this time:Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'arets.In the beginning
So the Hebrew word for 'create' is 'bara
'. (The second thing to keep in mind.)
Now the interesting part!
The Hebrew word for 'son' is 'bar
For example, 'Bartimaeus' means 'son of Timaeus'. (Mark 10: 46)
Back to 'bara
' again. With everything we now know we can say that 'bar-A
' can also be translated as 'Son of the Lord'.
So when it says: Bereshit bara Elohim
etc. it actually says: "In the beginning God, Son of the Lord, the heaven and the earth".
So when God created life, the universe and everything (heh heh
) He did that along with Christ, the Word, His Son, the Alpha and Omega.
I found that pretty amazing!
Couldn't help it, had to post it here.