The House of Shammai said unless he has two boys. ", R.W.L. And only afterwards did God give them the Torah, as Nehemiah 9:14 says as it continues, "And commanded them commandments, and statutes, and Torah by the hand of Moses, Your servant." Upon meditating on the hidden words within the first hebrew word recorded in Scriptures, “Bereshit”, (‘in the beginning’) many truths are discovered and we see God’s whole plan of Salvation is laid out in this one word. There are many places in the Old Testament where this word Elohim means “gods” with a small “ g”, plural. In Exodus 35:1–3, just before issuing the instructions for the Tabernacle, Moses again told the Israelites that no one should work on the Sabbath, specifying that one must not kindle fire on the Sabbath. ", "Initiation and the Primal Woman in Gilgamesh and Genesis 2–3. Land of Israel, circa 250–350 CE, in, e.g.. Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer, chapter 22, in, e.g.. Tosefta Sotah 4:11, in, e.g., Jacob Neusner, translator. When Joseph and his brothers died, the Israelites ceased to intercalate, as Exodus 1:6 reports, "And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation." The Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer compared this to a man who had precious utensils that he did not want to leave as an inheritance to anyone but to his son. God replied (in the words of Ecclesiastes 9:2), "There is one event [death] to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean and to the unclean; . Rabbi Yannai taught that Genesis 1:2, “And the earth was desolate,” alludes to the deeds of the wicked; Genesis 1:3, “And God said: ‘Let there be light,’” to those of the righteous; Genesis 1:4, “And God saw the light, that it was good,” to the deeds of the righteous; Genesis 1:4, “And God made a division between the light and the darkness”: between the deeds of the righteous and those of the wicked; Genesis 1:5, “And God called the light day,” alludes to the deeds of the righteous; Genesis 1:5, “And the darkness called He night,” to those of the wicked; Genesis 1:5, “and there was evening,” to the deeds of the wicked; Genesis 1:5, “and there was morning,” to those of the righteous. Every letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numeric value. Elohim's secret meaning is sustaining everything that exists below. [58] Cain spoke to Abel, and when they were in the field, Cain killed Abel. Apply the numeric value of each letter, and we come up with a value for each word in Genesis 1:1. Rabbi Hiyya ben Gomdi said, also incomplete, as Genesis 5:2 says, "male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam," that is, "man" (and thus only together are they "man"). Genibah compared it to a king who made a bridal chamber, which he plastered, painted, and adorned, so that all that the bridal chamber lacked was a bride to enter it. With reference to this, a Tanna taught that the first of Nisan took ten crowns of distinction by virtue of the ten momentous events that occurred on that day. The Gemara further hypothesized from its use in Genesis 1:5 that or (אוֹר‎) might be read to mean the time when light begins to appear — that is, daybreak. Veha'arets hayetah tohu vavohu vechoshech al-peney tehom veruach Elohim merachefet al-peney hamayim. God observed and sanctified the Sabbath, and Israel is obliged only to observe and sanctify the Sabbath. When the heretic had left, Rabbi Akiva's disciples asked him to explain his proof. When he marries a wife, he bestows his love upon his wife, as Genesis 2:24 says, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and he shall cleave unto his wife. "[165], It was taught in a Baraita that when King Ptolemy brought together 72 elders, placed them in 72 separate rooms without telling them why, and directed each of them to translate the Torah, God prompted each one of them and they all conceived the same idea and wrote for Genesis 2:2, "And he finished on the sixth day, and rested on the seventh day" (instead of "and He finished on the seventh day," to prevent readers from reading that God worked on the Sabbath). In, Islwyn Blythin, A. Feuillet, P.P. [84] A closed portion (סתומה‎, setumah) ends here. The letters are grey. [135], Rav Haviva of Hozna'ah told Rav Assi (or some say that Rav Assi said) that the words, "And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month," in Exodus 40:17 showed that the Tabernacle was erected on the first of Nisan. "[141], The Rabbis reported in a Baraita that the House of Shammai taught that heaven was created first and the earth was created afterwards, as Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." For Parashat Bereshit, which begins the Torah, Sephardi Jews apply Maqam Rast, the maqam that shows a beginning or an initiation of something.[304]. A person born on the eve of the Sabbath (Friday) will be a seeker. [165] In Shabbat 119b, Rava instructed that one should recite Genesis 2:1–3 on the eve of the Sabbath. Rabbi Samuel bar Nahman taught that when God created Adam, God created Adam double-faced, then God split Adam and made Adam of two backs, one back on this side and one back on the other side. וַיְבָ֤רֶךְ אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶת־י֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י וַיְקַדֵּ֖שׁ אֹת֑וֹ כִּ֣י ב֤וֹ שָׁבַת֙ מִכָּל־מְלַאכְתּ֔וֹ אֲשֶׁר־בָּרָ֥א אֱלֹהִ֖ים לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃ (פ) [211], Reading the words of Genesis 6:2, "the sons of God (בְנֵי-הָאֱלֹהִים‎, bene elohim) saw the daughters of men," Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai called them "the sons of nobles," and Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai cursed all who called them "the sons of God." Each generation becomes more and more degenerate until God, despairing, decides to destroy humanity. The parashah has parallels in these ancient sources: Noting that Sargon of Akkad was the first to use a seven-day week, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay speculated that the Israelites may have adopted the idea from the Akkadian Empire. God told Moses (as Exodus 14:16 reports) to "Stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it." [200], Reading in Genesis 7:4 that God said, "every living substance (יְקוּם‎, yekum) that I have made will I blot out," Rabbi Abin taught that this included the one who rose up (יָּקָם‎, yakam) against his brother — Cain. God expressed six of them, and reserved one for future generations. [187], A Baraita reported that Rabbi taught that in conferring an honor, we start with the most important person, while in conferring a curse, we start with the least important. Parashat Bereishit has several further subdivisions, called "closed portion" (סתומה‎, setumah) divisions (abbreviated with the Hebrew letter ס‎ (samekh)) within the open portion divisions. and He blessed." [303], The "Divine beings" or "sons of God" mentioned in Genesis 6:2 are reflected in Psalm 29:1, which is in turn one of the six Psalms recited at the beginning of the Kabbalat Shabbat prayer service. Another explanation is that God first appointed for them a long time (the 120 years to which Genesis 6:3 alludes), and then a short time (a seven-day grace period in which to repent). In the second reading, the reader attaches the term "lifted up" to the preceding clause. Rabbi Simeon ben Pazzi thus indicated that the two yuds indicate the human condition, where God punishes us for giving in to our evil inclination, but our evil inclination tempts us when we try to resist. The serpent told the woman that she would not die, but that as soon as she ate the fruit, her eyes would be opened and she would be like divine beings who knew good and evil. The Rabbis compared it to a king who made a ring that lacked only a signet. [185], Judah ben Padiah noted Adam's frailty, for he could not remain loyal even for a single hour to God's charge that he not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, yet in accordance with Leviticus 19:23, Adam's descendants the Israelites waited three years for the fruits of a tree. [50] The third reading (עליה‎, aliyah) and the eighth open portion (פתוחה‎, petuchah) end here. ", "If the Sun Is Created on Day 4, What Is the Light on Day 1? Actually, we cannot really understand this line, because it is clearly missing at least one word. [199], Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai compared Cain and Abel to two gladiators fighting before a king. The state treats people as the immortal children of the earth; religion treats people as the image of their Creator. "The Old Testament Meaning of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. For Leviticus 9:1 says, "And it came to pass (וַיְהִי‎, va-yehi) on the eighth day," and Genesis 1:5 says, "And there was (וַיְהִי‎, va-yehi) one day. [26] The second reading (עליה‎, aliyah) ends here. Shalom? . "[174], Rav Nahman bar Rav Hisda expounded on the words, "Then the Lord God formed (וַיִּיצֶר‎, wa-yitzer) man," in Genesis 2:7. [85] God set the days allowed to man at 120 years. Therefore, every person is obliged to say, "For my sake the world was created. [168], Rabbi Simeon noted that nearly everywhere, Scripture gives precedence to the creation of heaven over earth. The ten verses represent God's ten utterances. The Sabbath is one of the Ten Commandments. Rabbi Ammi reported that God replied to Abraham that whenever Abraham's descendants will read the sections of the Torah dealing with the sacrifices, God will account it as if they had brought the offerings, and forgive all their sins. . [41] The man replied that the woman whom God put at his side gave him the fruit, and he ate. As God is the true good, that ultimate good is found in God. Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer chapter 32, in, e.g.. Sifre to Deuteronomy 49:1. Rabbi Akiva asked him what he was wearing. [130] Similarly, the Mishnah taught that one should not teach about the Creation to more than one student. The word is plural in form, but singular in meaning. In brief, Elohim is the evolutionary process, while YHVH is Life-In-Existence, the goal of the involutionary process. The Gemara reported an objection based on the following Baraita: The ministering angels asked God why God imposed the death penalty on Adam (in Genesis 3). But the Rabbis said that Naamah was a woman of a different stamp, for her name denotes that she sang (man'emet) to the timbrel in honor of idolatry. Write us and let us know what you think! Philo taught that one does not forget God when one remembers one's own nothingness and God's exceeding greatness. Vayevarech Elohim et-yom hashvi'i vayekadesh oto ki vo shavat mikol-melachto asher-bara Elohim la'asot. Or one could read Genesis 4:7 to mean, in the usual interpretation: If you do well, there will be forgiving, or "lifting up of face." One overcame the other and killed him. and what, the son (bar) of my vows?”) This is the language of the time in which the “son” would be born and also means “grain” and “pure” and “possessor of” as “bar-samkha” means “possessor of authority”.א Aleph, is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and represents Elohim as seen in Strong’s H430 starting with the aleph אֱלהִים. [218], Rabbi Johanan taught that because the corruption of the generation of the Flood was great, their punishment was also great. And Rabbi Ammi cited Genesis 15:8–9 to show that when Abraham asked God how Abraham would know that his descendants would inherit the Land notwithstanding their sins, God replied by calling on Abraham to sacrifice several animals. from the ground," using the plural "bloods" to signify the victim's blood and the blood of the victim's offspring. Vayivra Elohim et-ha’adam betsalmo betselem Elohim bara oto zachar unekevah bara otam. The eighth open portion spans the second and third readings. Ancient Manuscript reveals the Character of God in contrast to the Character of the Enemy! and what, the son (bar) of my womb? Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Reading Genesis 2:3, "And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it," the Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer taught that God blessed and hallowed the Sabbath day, and Israel is bound only to keep and to hallow the Sabbath day. And if God were not to help a person, one would not be able to prevail against one's Evil Inclination, for as Psalm 37:33 says, "The Lord will not leave him in his hand. The Rabbis taught in a Baraita that the Evil Inclination is hard to bear, since even God its Creator called it evil, as in Genesis 8:21, God says, "the desire of man's heart is evil from his youth." "[203], The Mishnah taught that Genesis 5:1–31 enumerated ten generations from Adam to Noah to demonstrate how patient God is, for according to the Mishnah, all those generations provoked God, until God brought on them the waters of the flood. Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve-et ha-aretz. We hope this teaching blesses you in your spiritual understanding and growth! [213], The Mishnah concluded that the generation of the Flood and the generation of the dispersion after the Tower of Babel were both so evil as to have no share in the world to come. Never thought of that את combination as the Alpha nad Omega of all things. Maimonides taught that the same idea is contained in Genesis 8:21, "And the imagination of the heart of man is evil from his youth." In Isaiah 58:13–14, the prophet taught that if people turn away from pursuing or speaking of business on the Sabbath and call the Sabbath a delight, then God will make them ride upon the high places of the earth and will feed them with the heritage of Jacob. [21] God formed man from the dust, blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and made him a living being. The parashah is made up of 7,235 Hebrew letters, 1,931 Hebrew words, 146 verses, and 241 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah). [56] God paid heed to Abel and his offering, but not to Cain and his, distressing Cain. Also if you have a need for prayer, please write us and let us know how to pray for you and we feel privileged to be intercessors in prayer for all our worldwide family! The Rabbi’s state the Kabala is the real Jewish religion. Veha’arets hayetah tohu vavohu vechoshech al-peney tehom veruach Elohim merachefet al-peney hamayim. [151], Rabbi Eliezer taught that on the day that God said in Genesis 1:9, "Let the waters be gathered together," God laid the foundation for the miracle of the splitting of the sea in the Exodus from Egypt. "Nachmanides and Rashi on the One Flesh of Conjugal Union: Lovemaking vs. Learn how your comment data is processed. Ben Zoma reasoned that Genesis 1:2 says, "And the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters," implying a distance similar to that of a mother dove that hovers over her young without touching them. The haftarah in Isaiah 42:6–7, 16 echoes the word "light" (and God's control of it) from Genesis 1:3–5, but puts the word to broader use. (notice the term rosh (ראשׁ, "head") appears embedded in the word as its shoresh (root)). [33] The woman replied that they could eat any fruit other than that of the tree in the middle of the garden, which God had warned them neither to eat nor to touch, on pain of death. The Rabbis compared this to a man who struck his son a strong blow, and then put a compress on the son's wound, telling his son that so long as the compress was on his wound, he could eat and drink at will, and bathe in hot or cold water, without fear. He explained that Genesis 2:2 states it that way to punish the wicked who destroy the world, which was created with labor, and to give a good reward to the righteous who uphold the world, which was created with toil. "Eve and Miriam: From the Margins to the Center." [212], Rav Huna said in Rav Joseph's name that the generation of the flood were not blotted out from the world until they composed nuptial songs (or others say, wrote marriage contracts) in honor of pederasty and bestiality. Similar language appears through the six days of creation. The Gemara noted a dispute among the Tannaim over this interpretation. shall die." But the one who said Eve was created from a tail explained the word וַיִּיצֶר‎, wa-yitzer as Rabbi Simeon ben Pazzi said, "Woe is me because of my Creator (yotzri), woe is me because of my evil inclination (yitzri)!" Similarly, God also created male and female the "Behemoth upon a thousand hills" referred to in Psalm 50:10 Had they mated, they also would have destroyed the world, so God castrated the male and cooled the female and preserved it for the righteous for the world to come. [91], Jews who read the Torah according to the triennial cycle of Torah reading read the parashah according to the following schedule: [92], Words used frequently in the parashah include: God, gods (67 times),[93] man, men (41 times),[94] said (37 times),[95] Lord (the Name of God) (36 times),[96] day, days (35 times),[97] begot (31 times),[98] years (30 times),[99] live, lived, living (26 times),[100] hundred (25 times),[101] eat, eaten (20 times),[102] tree, trees (20 times),[103] call, called (17 times),[104] name, names (17 times),[105] Cain (16 times),[106] made (16 times),[107] good (15 times),[108] ground (15 times),[109] let (15 times),[110] garden (13 times),[111] light, lights (13 times),[112] water, waters, watered (13 times),[113] daughters (12 times),[114] created (11 times),[115] see, saw (11 times),[116] woman (11 times),[117] fruit, fruitful (10 times),[118] Lamech (10 times),[119] and Adam (9 times).[120]. The prophet Isaiah taught in Isaiah 1:12–13 that iniquity is inconsistent with the Sabbath. Moberly. ", Thomas E. Boomershine. Philo interpreted the term "covenant" figuratively to mean God's graces. Only one man, Noah, finds God's favor. Thus the Gemara asked how Adam could have begotten evil beings. . The entire Hebrew calendar — years, months, days, nights, seasons, and intercalation — were before God, and God intercalated the years and delivered the calculations to Adam in the Garden of Eden, as Genesis 5:1 can be read, "This is the calculation for the generations of Adam." In the first reading, the reader attaches the term "lifted up" to the following clause. Actually, we cannot really understand this line, because it is clearly missing at least one word. Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’arets. "[152], The Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer taught that God created the sun and the moon in Genesis 1:16 on the 28th of Elul. and God set them in the firmament of the heaven," and Genesis 1:19 reports that God did so on the fourth day. [134], It was taught in a Baraita that King Ptolemy brought together 72 elders, placed them in 72 separate rooms without telling them why, and directed each of them to translate the Torah. [34] Deuteronomy 5:11–14[125] commands that one observe the Sabbath day, keep it holy, and not do any manner of work or cause anyone under one’s control to work — so that one’s subordinates might also rest — and remember that the Israelites were servants in the land of Egypt, and God brought them out with a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm. God told Adam, in the words of Psalm 139:16, "Your eyes did see unformed substance," Adam's potential descendants, and God told Adam that all of those descendants had already been written in the book of Adam, as Genesis 5:1 says: "This is the book of the generations of Adam. [82] A closed portion (סתומה‎, setumah) ends here. Rav Isaac taught that a person's Evil Inclination renews itself against that person daily, as Genesis 6:5 says, "Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil every day." Bereshit and the depth of meaning in the first word of Bible. Another explanation is that during "the seven days," God gave them a foretaste of the world to come, so that they might know the nature of the rewards of which they were depriving themselves. For when God gave the Israelites manna, all through the 40 years in the wilderness, God gave it during on the six days during which God had created the world, Sunday through Friday, but on the Sabbath, God did not give them manna. Your email address will not be published. God comforted mourners — for Genesis 25:11 says, "And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son" — so should we also comfort mourners. For Genesis 4:8 says, "And it came to pass, when they were in the field," and "field" refers to the Temple, as Micah 3:12 equates the two when it says, "Zion (that is, the Temple) shall be plowed as a field." Mailing: 1250 N. Wenatchee Ave. #H370, Wenatchee, WA 98801, write us and let us know how to pray for you. And thus Rabbi Levi read Genesis 7:23 to say, "And He blotted out every one that had arisen. For Proverbs 9:11 says, "For by me your days shall be multiplied," signifying in this world. In, John Byron. [220] The heart speaks,[221] sees,[221] hears,[222] walks,[223] falls,[224] stands,[225] rejoices,[226] cries,[227] is comforted,[228] is troubled,[229] becomes hardened,[230] grows faint,[231] fears,[232] can be broken,[233] becomes proud,[234] rebels,[235] invents,[236] cavils,[237] overflows,[238] devises,[239] desires,[240] goes astray,[241] lusts,[242] is refreshed,[243] can be stolen,[244] is humbled,[245] is enticed,[246] errs,[247] trembles,[248] is awakened,[249] loves,[250] hates,[251] envies,[252] is searched,[253] is rent,[254] meditates,[255] is like a fire,[256] is like a stone,[257] turns in repentance,[258] becomes hot,[259] dies,[260] melts,[261] takes in words,[262] is susceptible to fear,[263] gives thanks,[264] covets,[265] becomes hard,[266] makes merry,[267] acts deceitfully,[268] speaks from out of itself,[269] loves bribes,[270] writes words,[271] plans,[272] receives commandments,[273] acts with pride,[274] makes arrangements,[275] and aggrandizes itself. The original text was written in Hebrew. "The Two Creation Accounts in Schematic Contrast. God thus gave humanity the means to earn the attachment to God that God sought to give. “‘And God Separated the Light from the Darkness’ (Gen 1:4) — On the Role of Borders in the Priestly Texts of the Pentateuch.” In, Javier Alonso López. But as soon as God told Adam in Genesis 3:19, "In the sweat of your brow shall you eat bread," Adam's mind was set at ease. The word Elohim is the plural of El (or possibly of Eloah) and is the first name for God given in the Torah.שׁית Shayit has many meanings. [154], Rabbi Johanan explained that Genesis 1:26 uses the plural pronoun when God says, "Let us make man," to teach that God does nothing without consulting God's Heavenly Court of angels (thus instructing us in the proper conduct of humility among subordinates). The Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer taught that Adam did not beget in his own image until Seth was born, who was after his father Adam’s likeness and image. But God is infinitely greater and loftier than all of these attributes. Abaye (or others say Simeon ben Lakish) observed that we are still not altogether removed from the benefits of the first decree, as we eat herbs of the field (which come forth without effort). The Gemara explained that the person will be either completely virtuous or completely wicked, because on that day (in Genesis 1:3–5) God created the extremes of light and darkness. The ninth open portion contains the fourth, fifth, sixth, and part of the seventh readings. In the Jahwist's Genesis, this dissatisfaction repeatedly gets people into trouble, but the author still, in Oden's reading, finds this human trait admirable, the source of cultural advances. But the Sabbath was before God, so God gave the Israelites bread for two days on Friday, as Exodus 16:29 says, "See, for the Lord has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days." [186], Rabbi Samuel bar Nahman said in Rabbi Jonathan's name that we can deduce from the story of the serpent in Genesis 3 that one should not plead on behalf of one who instigates idolatry. Pamela Tamarkin Reis. #8 Parashah Vayishlach with Torah & Haftarah video, Midweek Jewish History and Literature Class. Philo explained that a vow is a request to God for good things, and Deuteronomy 23:22 thus enjoins that when one has received them, one must offer gratitude to God as soon as possible. The haftarah for Bereishit is: The parashah and haftarah in Isaiah 42 both report God's absolute power. But the one who said Eve was created from a tail explained the words, "male and female created He them," as Rabbi Abbahu explained when he contrasted the words, "male and female created He them," in Genesis 5:2 with the words, "in the image of God made He man," in Genesis 9:6. The House of Hillel faulted the House of Shammai for believing that one can build a house's upper stories and afterwards builds the house, as Amos 9:6 calls heaven God's "upper chambers," saying, "It is He Who builds His upper chambers in the heaven, and has founded His vault upon the earth." (And Rav Judah in the name of Rav also taught that as soon as Adam sinned, God placed God's hand upon Adam and diminished him.) After three years he married Rebekah, and forgot the mourning for his mother. God cursed the serpent, but the Israelites did not learn a lesson from the serpent's fate, and nonetheless spoke slander. The next word is bara, a verb that means, "He created." 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