From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter One
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
" Genesis -- Day One - Capricornus 21810 B.C. "

Genesis Day One Capricornus

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Hebrew passage: Berashith Bera Elohim Ath Ha Shamaim Va Ath Ha Aretz.
Berashith (In the beginning)-Bera (created)-Elohim (God)-Ath (the)-Ha Shamaim Va Ath Ha Aretz (heaven and the earth).

1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Hebrew passage: Viamr Alhim Ihi Aur Vihi Aur.
Viamr (And Said)--Alhim (God), Ihi (Let there be)-- Aur (Light):--Vihi (And there was) -- Aur (light).
   The first utterance of God, the creator of both the light and darkness (Isa. 45:6-7 "...I form the light, and create darkness.") which he watches over their orderly succession (Psalm 104:20 "Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth."; Amos 4:13 "... that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, the God of hosts, is his name."). God is light, which is above all the sources of life (Eccl. 11:7 "Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:").

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Day (Heb. yom, Gr. hemera) a period of daylight or a period of twenty-four hours.

   "In Hebrew, 'one is 'ehad' and 'first' is 'rishon.' There can be no confusion between the two words. There is no 'first day' in the Hebrew text. It reads: one day, second day, third day, and so on." From the Antiquities of the Jews (chapter 1), "and he named the beginning of light and the time of rest, the Evening and the Morning: and this was indeed the first day; but Moses said it was one day,--the cause of which I am able to give even now..." - "The Coming of the Gods" Jean Sendy page 172

   Josephus also asserted "Moses wrote chapter 2 and 3 in some enigmatical, or allegorical or philosophical sense. The change of the name of God, just at this place, from Elohim to Jehovah Elohim, from God to Lord God in the Hebrew, Samaritan, and Septuagint."

   The correct translation of the first sentence of the Bible Genesis 1:1 should be read as, "In the beginning gods created the heaven and the earth,"

The correct translation implies that Genesis does not speak of the origin of the universe.

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