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bookmark...great analysis.


39 posted on 01/24/2011 8:07:49 AM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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Sorry, here is the rest of it! It was basically step 1 in the seven steps or days of his creation program. In other words, God did not intend to leave the earth in a formless, empty, dark, and fluid condition. The gap theory, on the other hand, says that something happened to the earth between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 to make it “formless and void.” This theory is based on the Hebrew translation of three words from Genesis 1:2—was, formless, and void. The word for was comes from the verb hayah, and it holds the key meaning of “I am” or “Yah” in the name of Yahweh. In fact, when God redeemed Israel from Egyptian bondage, he used this verb as his name when he said to Moses in Exodus 3:14, “say to the Israelites: “I AM (hayah) has sent me to you.” He also used it to explain Israel’s future regathering and salvation in the Old Testament book that means salvation, the book of Hosea. “After two days (or 2000 years) he will revive (hayah) us; on the third day (at the beginning of 3000 years) he will restore us, that we may live (hayah) in his presence.” (Hos. 6:2) The Talmud (ancient rabbinical writings) teaches that all of creation is embodied within the three letters that constitute this word, the letters Hei Yud Hei. With the letter Hei God created this world, and with the letter Yud, the world to come. In other words, the verb hayah connotes the meaning of life and salvation. It is the catalyst of God’s redemptive and creative works. A prime example of this can be found in the Messianic Psalm 118:21 and the Hebrew translation of “salvation.” I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become (hayah) my salvation. The stone the builders (Israel) rejected has become (hayah) the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. (Ps. 118:21, 22) The Hebrew translation for salvation is Y’shua. In fact, Y’shua (Jesus) used verse 22found in Matthew 21:42, to explain why the Jewish leaders had rejected him. Yet, notice how God strategically placed the verb hayah or “I AM” right in front of the two words that identify Y’shua as Moshiach. Let us now go the Gospel of John. Jesus replied, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me…. Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.’ ‘You are not yet fifty years old,’ the Jews said to him, ‘and you have seen Abraham!’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I AM!’(John. 8:54-58) This critical piece of evidence suggests that Y’shua is not only Israel’s Moshiach, but He is also the Great “I AM” from Exodus 3:14. Yet, when we place the verb hayah or “I AM” with the words formless and void, or tohu, bohu from Genesis 2 the ancient past now becomes our future. The Hebrew words tohu, bohu carry the translation of “a desolate, worthless thing.” Every occurrence of these words in the Scriptures is associated with God’s judgment. It implies that God intervened and that some catastrophe took place on planet Earth as a result of His displeasure. In the book of the prophet Jeremiah, we have a perfect example of the words’ hayah and tohu, bohu. At first glance, one might think that the text containing these words is the same as in Genesis 1:2. However, when we closely examine it, we discover that the prophet isn’t specifically referring to that text. there or God’s future judgment against mankind. I beheld the earth, and lo it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains and lo they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and lo there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld and lo the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord and His fierce anger. (Jer. 4:23–27 KJV) In this prophecy, we have God’s displeasure or fierce anger as the reason for the earth becoming “formless, and void.” Therefore, Genesis 1:1, 2 should be interpreted to read: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth became a desolate, worthless thing because of God’s judgment. Leaving us with the all-important question of why God would use a verb that means “I AM” as a linking verb to destruction? I believe the answer lies in the root translation of this verb. The Hebrew Septuagint (pre-Christian Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures called the Tanakh) has the key meaning of hayah as ego eimi ho on; translated it means “I myself am ego” or “I am He.” In addition, the Strong’s translators from The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible say that within this verb lies the self-designation of God, as “I will be God or I am God clearly a suggestive overtone that the judgments of God in Genesis 2 and Jeremiah 4 are perhaps linked by this so-called self-designation. The gap theory, on the other hand, says that something happened to the earth between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 to make it “formless and void.” This theory is based on the Hebrew translation of three words from Genesis 1:2—was, formless, and void. The word for was comes from the verb hayah, and it holds the key meaning of “I am” or “Yah” in the name of Yahweh. In fact, when God redeemed Israel from Egyptian bondage, he used this verb as his name when he said to Moses in Exodus 3:14, “say to the Israelites: “I AM (hayah) has sent me to you.” He also used it to explain Israel’s future regathering and salvation in the Old Testament book that means salvation, the book of Hosea. “After two days (or 2000 years) he will revive (hayah) us; on the third day (at the beginning of 3000 years) he will restore us, that we may live (hayah) in his presence.” (Hos. 6:2) The Talmud (ancient rabbinical writings) teaches that all of creation is embodied within the three letters that constitute this word, the letters Hei Yud Hei. With the letter Hei God created this world, and with the letter Yud, the world to come. In other words, the verb hayah connotes the meaning of life and salvation. It is the catalyst of God’s redemptive and creative works. A prime example of this can be found in the Messianic Psalm 118:21 and the Hebrew translation of “salvation.” I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become (hayah) my salvation. The stone the builders (Israel) rejected has become (hayah) the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. (Ps. 118:21, 22) The Hebrew translation for salvation is Y’shua. In fact, Y’shua (Jesus) used verse 22found in Matthew 21:42, to explain why the Jewish leaders had rejected him. Yet, notice how God strategically placed the verb hayah or “I AM” right in front of the two words that identify Y’shua as Moshiach. Let us now go the Gospel of John. Jesus replied, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me…. Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.’ ‘You are not yet fifty years old,’ the Jews said to him, ‘and you have seen Abraham!’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I AM!’(John. 8:54-58) This critical piece of evidence suggests that Y’shua is not only Israel’s Moshiach, but He is also the Great “I AM” from Exodus 3:14. Yet, when we place the verb hayah or “I AM” with the words formless and void, or tohu, bohu from Genesis 2 the ancient past now becomes our future. The Hebrew words tohu, bohu carry the translation of “a desolate, worthless thing.” Every occurrence of these words in the Scriptures is associated with God’s judgment. It implies that God intervened and that some catastrophe took place on planet Earth as a result of His displeasure. In the book of the prophet Jeremiah, we have a perfect example of the words’ hayah and tohu, bohu. At first glance, one might think that the text containing these words is the same as in Genesis 1:2. However, when we closely examine it, we discover that the prophet isn’t specifically referring to that text. http://www.bibleprophecyinthenews.com/lucifer_s_hidden_name__PDF_.pdf In effect, it’s a prolongation of what occurred there or God’s future judgment against mankind. I beheld the earth, and lo it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light. I beheld the mountains and lo they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and lo there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld and lo the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord and His fierce anger. (Jer. 4:23–27 KJV) In this prophecy, we have God’s displeasure or fierce anger as the reason for the earth becoming “formless, and void.” Therefore, Genesis 1:1, 2 should be interpreted to read: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth became a desolate, worthless thing because of God’s judgment. Leaving us with the all-important question of why God would use a verb that means “I AM” as a linking verb to destruction? I believe the answer lies in the root translation of this verb. The Hebrew Septuagint (pre-Christian Greek version of the Jewish Scriptures called the Tanakh) has the key meaning of hayah as ego eimi ho on; translated it means “I myself am ego” or “I am He.” In addition, the Strong’s translators from The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible say that within this verb lies the self-designation of God, as “I will be God or I am God clearly a suggestive overtone that the judgments of God in Genesis 2 and Jeremiah 4 are perhaps linked by this so-called self-designation.
42 posted on 01/24/2011 12:48:27 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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