John 1:1 (KJV) describes the first day of creation but not the beginning thereof. It describes the beginning of the conceptualization of a new beginning. (Genesis 1:5, KJV)*
Moses is thought to be an Egyptian name but I believe it's Mesopotamian, meaning (roughly), "between opinions about of whom he is born”. This opinion reconciles the consensus with scriptural and Hebrew etymologies. See Moses concordance entry.
The Consensus: Light, day and night were created. My Opinion: Note: This page will be updated with more details. God created (and completed) the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, KJV) The earth, when completed, was formless and void. (Genesis 1:2, KJV) Light (which already existed) was called to the surface of the deep which … Continue reading What was done on the first day of creation?
To my mind, the message of Jesus' crucifixion is, "your own wisdom will not save you [God will]". And therefore, "God" is not YHWH (our own wisdom)...
“The Judges allowed those who were discontented to pursue their thoughts (and the fruits thereof) and they put at the head of their city, the contented; those who advocated for the contented; and those who advocated for the way of the city".
“Cherubim” is a metaphor for either of two classes of human beings...
3:14 And the Judges said to them, because you have preoccupied yourself with knowledge, you will suffer more from it than do those who merely allow their observations to pass. Streams of consciousness will run through your mind and as your understanding increases, so will your hypotheses. And you will be consumed with the need to understand human nature.
This is the title of a song that troubled me for a few years. First, it seemed not too meaningful. But in recent years, as I grew in understanding, it seemed even more strange because of my views on some of the key things it speaks of, mankind, money, nature and the Biblical message.After translating … Continue reading What does “Dig A Hole to Put the Devil In” mean?
2:25 And they were clever (cunning/subtil), those people with their thoughts; and their ambitions would pull them in opposing directions (though this they did not yet understand). (Genesis 3:15, KJV)
1:1 From great insight, the Judges began conceptualizing a new way of life... 1:2 In the mind of the people, life was like a fleeting wind; brief and miserable. They were consumed by fear and murmured in anguish. The Judges meditated at length and with great care and attention to the people's discontentment.
YHWH (or YHVH) is short for "Yahweh" [also called "Jehovah"] — the proper name of the God of Israel. (Strong's Concordance) I believe YHWH is tetragrammaton (four letters) for the name of the Egyptian God "Thoth", the Egyptian name of which was Djehuty (also dhwty) which means "He Who is Like the Ibis", a sacred … Continue reading What does YHWH mean?
I believe the fundamental struggles the Bible comments on include: Superficial groupings e.g.Claims to be God's "chosen people""Family".Desire for material pleasures.The idea of a "personal relationship" with God.The idea of any single embodied being being the incarnation of God e.g. a man, an animal, a plant or a building.Inventions that supplant the way God operates … Continue reading Why was the Bible Compiled?
I believe the Bible captures the history of man's civilization in ancient times, with allusions to even earlier times. I believe way it is written is meant to infuse the sum total understanding man held about existence up to that period. I believe the text can be read as a monologue in which the storyteller … Continue reading What is the Bible?