The very first verse in the Bible says so much. Not only does it show how the whole universe was created, such as universal laws, the physical world, and how all life began, Creation Thoughts and Creation Lessons, it also shows who created it all. But there is a secret hidden in the verse that many will never see. In English, the most common translation is of course, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth". As most sane people would know and understand, the Bible was not written in English. It's original language for the most (for we have to remember it wasn't all written at once) is Hebrew. So let's look at the text in Hebrew. Genesis 1:1
- Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.
Here is a breakdown of this verse:
- Beresheet means in the beginning. Time is referenced here. The beginning of all we know. And all we know starts at one point...in time.
- Bara means out of nothing. Absolute void. This is referencing the big bang. All of a sudden out of nothing comes everything.
- Elohim means God. But it is a plural noun with a singular (bara) verb. This is referencing the fact that God is omnipresent but also that God is the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. There is a strong meaning here that emphasizes a Trinity.
- Hashamayim means heavens. Space is referenced here. This is a plural noun. All that is out there beyond our existence is hashamayim. Yes, that could also mean the place where God dwells. But in this instance it is talking about creation of a physical universe.
- Ve'et is translated as "and". This goes without saying what it means.
- Ha'aretz means earth. Matter is being referenced here. At first the earth did not have a shape and no dry ground was here. This means earth as in "not space". Our physical planet.
All of that has been referenced before and written about. Most Christians would understand all that has been said above, at least understand it. But there was one word that was skipped over. No one really ever discusses it. The word "et" is never talked about. The reason why is probably because it cannot be translated, until now. In Hebrew it is never translated in English. Look at this example: Genesis in Hebrew. In all references this word is never translated. Why?
The letters are et in English letters. But in Hebrew they are actually alef and tav. Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and tav is the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet. So why is it there and what does it mean? If we understand that this term is not a real word we can figure this out. Alef tav means the beginning and the end. Does that sound familiar? Jesus said in Revelation He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. That is translated from Greek. In Hebrew it is I am the Alef and the Tav, the beginning and the end. Jesus is right there in creation. But even more fascinating is the placement of the word.
If we understand the symbolism in the Bible, numbers are very symbolic. Such as 3 is unity, 5 is grace, 12 is completion and so forth. Seven is the number of God, perfection. That is why Menorahs have seven lamps. Revelation is filled with signs of sevens. Jesus told Peter to forgive 70 times 7. There are many other references to seven. Now go back and read the passage in Hebrew. There are seven words. The word in the middle is Alef Tav. Jesus is in the middle of creation. What's even more interesting is that if you go through all of the first chapter, each part that describes a piece of creation--light, animals, and plants, the word Alef Tav is in the middle of each verse!!!!
- All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.