My sister CHRISTINE ROSAMOND BENTON came with me from a past life. She recognized my unlimited creativity, and borrowed from me. I had to die and be reborn because I am BRA-ROSH BERESHIT. That everything has been taken from me – elects me! I was not good enough, to bury my dead. Nor was our family – good enough to bury our dead. Thus, IAM GO-EL REDEEMER. I am…The ALPHA and OMEGA the firest and last words in the Torah….ISRAE-L
WITZ….SON OF MAN
You won’t let me have anything – but this!
John Gregory BSASKEWITZ
I am BRA.
“Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, in his “Body, Mind and Soul: Kabbalah on Human Physiology, Disease and Healing”, notes that “create” and “heal” in Hebrew have the same root: b-r-a: from this angle, we can say that the beginning is the beginning of healing, of teshuvah, of healing individual humans of their limits and restoring us to our unlimited status as impulses of One in which the Full Ocean of One functions.”
Born in Bohemia on 1851. Wensel married Christine Marie Roth and had 3 children. He passed away on 1921.
Born in Bohemia on 1851. Wensel married Christine Marie Roth and had 3 children. He passed away on 1921.
Born on 1824. Gregory married Kristine Krause and had a child. He passed away on 1894.
Practically all translations of the Book of Genesis begin with, “In the beginning…”.
These famous trinity of words is either the result of correctly translating the LXX (Septuagint) version of the Greek Genesis text, or incorrectly translating the Masoretic, Dead Sea Scroll, and Samaritan “Bereshit (בראשית) texts.
Keep in mind that there is a debate as to which came first, the Hebrew or the Greek texts.
If you want to say that the Masoretic text was created after the Greek LXX text, then the Hebrew word “bahrishonah” (בראשונה) should have been used to translate the Greek phrase, “ἐν ἀρχῇ” (“In the beginning”).
But it wasn’t.
Instead, נראשית (bereshit) was used. And that one word undermines the message that Christians as well as Jews want the Genesis text to express. Because of that, I am suggesting that the Greek text is an expression of the Hebrew, and not the other way around. The Greek form cleaned up ideological problems and simplified the introduction, while the Hebrew form does the opposite.
Like so many Hebrew words with complex ideas, such as “almah”(עלמה), there is no single Greek word to express it. The Hebrew-to-Greek translators chose a simpler word to replace a more complex one. In the case of almah, choosing the Greek term for “maiden” (παρθένος or “parthenos”) was used rather than deciding on a string of words to mean “she-who-was-not-seen-and-is-now-seen”.
So long as you know the original meaning, such translations are not a problem. But when you have a translation of a translation, such as the Latin Vulgate translating parthenos into virgo, or “virgin”, the original meaning is not just forgotten, but is dismissed by Christians for ideological reasons.
Bereshit falls into this same category.
The English phrase “In the beginning” eliminates the problematic baggage that tries to translate “bereshit” brings with it, since bereshit does not speak of the beginning! Learning the meaning of bereshit, as with almah, will produce a message that is at odds with certain ideologies, such as those who insist that the Book of Genesis is a monotheistic story of the beginning of creation rather than a more likely henotheistic story with no “beginning of it all”.
What does bereshit mean, and how does it impact our view of the Genesis story?
The word B’reshit
The six-letter word בראשית, which I will represent with the English letters BRAShYT, is often represented as “Berashit” or “B’reshit”. It is actually three components being merged into one.
Here are the three components:
1) “B” – it is a preposition that can mean “in”, “at”, “by”, “with”, “because of”. It is a letter that establishes a relationship with the connecting group of letters to follow with an object that will follow. For example, the phrase “In the book it is written” shows us that “In” provides a relationship between “book” and the writing within the book.
2) “RASh” – this is the “head”, “top”, “beginning”, “chief”. As in the “RASh (pronounced “rosh”) Yeshivah” is the guy who is the head of the Yeshivah.
3) “YT” – This suffix in the form used by B’RAShYT (a prepositional phrase) indicates that an object will directly follow this word unless “RAShYT” is a stand-alone noun. For example, Jeremiah 26:1 says “B’RAShYT reign of Jehoikim”, which is “At-beginning of Jehoikim’s reign”. And in Deuteronomy 18:4 we have “RAShYT your grains” (without the “B”) or “first/best of your grains”.
Where there is no noun following RAShYT, then it is treated an object expressing the idea of a “first one”, “chief one”, or “superior one”.
We read this in Deuteronomy 23:21 “And he saw/chose RAShYT for himself” where RAYShYT means the superior one” (the first of the grains). Or Psalm 105:36 “and He smote all the first-born [Egyptians] in their land, RAShYT of all of their strength”. In this case, we are talking of the primary or superior ones, the eldest.
The Grammatical Problems
The most minor of these problems is that the transliterated word is B’reshit and is not BahReshit, meaning, there is no inferred “H” which points to the existence of an assumed article “THE”.
(Note: For those who know Hebrew grammar, you know that smichut, the compressing of words, “B” and “HRAShYT” would result in an “AH” sound as part of the first letter, while dropping the “H”. However, there is no “AH” sound, but a sh’vah, causing a half-beat pause as part of the “B”, so there is no “THE”.)
If that were the only problem, it would read “at/of/by/because-of a beginning of”, and without a “the”.The big problem that you have is the lack of a noun following RAShYT, This is hard to spot in English. But the Hebrew is BRAShYT BRA ALHYM, where the second word is a verb “created/manifested” and the third word is “Elohim”.
This tells us that RAShYT, which has two forms, either it is a preface to a noun that it will be establishing a relationship with, or is itself a noun. And since there is no noun following it, it takes the latter form.
(Note: As an aside, the Medieval commentator, Rashi, brings up all of these same issues in a very long second comment. While he would like to insert the word “everything” (as in “At everything’s beginning, Elohim…”), other commentators, such as Ibn Ezra reject that, since it is forcing the existing grammar to fit an ideology and not being true to the text.)
However, where Rashi and Ibn Ezra won’t go, is to take the next logical step, which is to say that since RAYShYT doesn’t fit form-1, then it is form-2.
Otherwise, you have “At a beginning of [missing word] Elohim created…”. And certainly one would not say that the book begins with either a grammatical error or a deleted word.
So why is form-2 a problem?
The Ideological Problem
“With Chief/Superior-One, Elohim created/manifested the watery-realm and the land.”
In the context of the Book of Genesis, the Chief God would be YHVH. His Elohim manifest on His behalf and, in Genesis 1:2, we read of another supernatural entity, the Ruach-Elohim, Who hovers, waiting for commands by Its creator, the Elohim, and responds to the call, “let there be”.
(The Ruach repeatedly acts upon waters and land, in the story of Noah and the Exodus).
When you are forcing a monotheistic view of a henotheistic text, you don’t want more than one Supernatural protagonist showing up. The Aramaic Targum (translation) of the first chapter of Genesis gets rid of this problem by replacing every instance of “Elohim” with “YHVH”. A duality appearing in the text is embarrassing, and so, ideologues read the word B’reshit as if it were “BahRishonah” (“In the beginning” without the need for a noun to follow), and everyone is happy.
Here are a couple of examples where YHVH and Elohim appear as separate (and compare those verses to how the Targum translations will “tweak” them):
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Nancy’s maiden name is Van Brasch, which means Ambrosius. We share blood. I can tell.
The Messiah is elected by complete rejection. This is why Jesus as Aleph-Bet (Alpha and Omega is elected to be thrown off a cliff, after he read a certain passage in the Synagogue, that elected him as the G0-El Redeemer of the Jubilee.
B’rashiit is an important word religiously. It is usually be translated “in the beginning” and is the first word of the Torah, and also the name of the first of its 5 books. However, the word bears more that this simple translation.
Note that the word does not bear the definite article, and so it should not be called “the beginning.” Then the preposition B is changed from “in” to “with”. Rashith may also be translated “wisdom” (from Rosh, head)
and so B’rashiit may also be translated “with Wisdom” (taken in context with the rest of the verse)
It may be broken into two words: BRA and ShITh, meaning “He created six.” The kabbalistic interpretation of this is up to you. Also, it may be Notariqon of the phrase “Brashiit Rah Alohim Sheyeqblau Yisrael Torah=From the beginning (or, with wisdom) G-d saw that Israel would accept the Torah.
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I was left no way out, no recourse, no exit. No one has ever been destroyed like this, by faux creative people, who loath our gifts. They want to be free of us so full of jealousy are they. They want us to take our own life in utter defeat. I had no choice but to be God!
The Messiah becomes God when he has no Go-el Redeemer, no lawyer on his side. This is why Pilate judges Jesus – employing augury!
Yet man is born to trouble
as surely as sparks fly upward.
This passage is followed by this one;
“But if I were you, I would appeal to God;
I would lay my cause before him.
“If the man has no go’el to whom restitution can be made.”
The Midrash asks:
“Is there anyone in Israel who has no go’el?
The idea is morally unacceptable. How can a person be so isolated,
and how can a society be so alienated that a person might be entirely
alone? The Sages decided to use this to teach a moral lesson
about “otherness” and about acceptance. The answer the Sages give is
that the only Jew who could possibly lack a go’el would have to be a
childless convert to Judaism. For such a person, God Himself is the
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I have called two.
Jon ‘The Nazarite’
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The Eternal Feminine
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