Thursday, October 12, 2017

Haftarah and Brit Chadasha #1 B'reshit

RaYBaSH’s Haftarah Hashings
Parashah # 1: B’reshiet “In the Beginning”
Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr

Commentary:

We have seen in the Torah portion and the Brit Chadasha portion that Yeshua the Messiah, the Word of God, according to Genesis 1, John 1 and Colossians (Gen.1:1-3, 2:7, John 1:1:1-3, 10-14, Col. 1:14-17), is The One who created the universe. He spoke it in to existence. Here in Isaiah, in the Haftarah portion he says that the Creator is also the Redeemer of the fallen world that decided to turn away from God.


Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith the God ADONAI, He that created the heavens, stretched them out; He that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; He giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein;


Isaiah then says that the Creator (Yeshua) is also the Redeemer and Saviour (Messiah) of  Israel and the world He created.

 

Isaiah 42:6-8 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

The Jews, the Nation of Israel is to be a Light to the Nations? How? Two ways:
1.    Torah (The Law): It has been called Israel’s wisdom (Duet. 4:6)
2.    Yeshua the Messiah which is the Living Manifestation of the Written Torah. The Saviour and Deliverer of the world! He enables us to follow and keep the Torah by following in His footsteps.

Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.  For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.


If any doubt God’s existence, look at Israel from the Exodus of Egypt till now. By all accounts we should not exist and be wiped out of existence, LORD knows many have tried. But we are still alive and exist today despite all the wars, pogroms, exiles, captivities, holocausts, and terrorist attacks. God clearly loves and has His Hand on Israel and has a purpose for her, and that is as mentioned before, to be a light and bring salvation to the nations throught the Written and Living Torah.

God has chosen us, Israel, and those who have decided to join themselves to Israel, through Adoption/Conversion, to be God’s servant under the leadership of His servant, the Messiah, the Living Torah, to proclaim The Truth to the world that ADONAI, He alone is God, and through Him alone is Yeshua/Salvation!

Isaiah 43:10-11 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

What an awesome responsibility!

The Besorah (Gospel) message and the plan of redemption is spelled out from Genesis, to Isaiah and to John; a continuous congruent thread. And as we have seen in the Torah portion, the message is so thorough that it saturates the very letters of the texts themselves to even detail prophetically via the symbolism of the Hebrew letters and even the Kabbalah, the plans that has been revealed in the Brit Chadashah (New Testament).

Shabbat Shalom and Shavuah Tov!
-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr


RaYBaSH’s Brit Chadashah Connections
Parashah # 1: B’reshiet “In the Beginning”
John 1:1-18, Col. 1:14-17, II Pet. 3:3-14, Rev. 21:1
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr


We have seen in the Torah portion that Yeshua the Messiah, the Word of God, according to Genesis 1, John 1, and Colossians 1 is The One who created the universe. He spoke it in to existence. We see the Godhead present at and in creation in Genesis 1:1-3a. In the beginning God… God the Father. The Spirit of God moved upon the waters… The Holy Spirit. God said let there be… Yehsua, the Living Word. Isaiah said in the Haftarah portion that The Creator is also the Redeemer of the world that decided to turn away from God (Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10).


Genesis 1:1-3a 2:7 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit (breath) of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said… And ADONAI God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. And man became a living soul.


The Living Word of God (Yeshua the Messiah). All things were made by and through Him.

John 1:1-3, 10-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made… He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

Yeshua, who is the manifest image of the invisible God created everything.

 

Col. 1:14-17 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Just as there was a creation of the world, there will be its destruction and recreation. Where He washed the sin and evil of the world away by the flood waters of Naoh’s time, He will in the future burn away the sin and evil through a refining fire which lines up with the Laws of cleanisng of leprosy in Leviticus 13.


 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. - II Pet. 3:3-14

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. – Rev. 21:1


We all long for the redemption of the world and the created order to be the Eden it was meant to be as we await the World to Come.


For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. – Rom. 8:22


Shabbat Shalom and Shavuah Tov!
-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr





Torah Thoughts #1 B'reshit

RaYBaSH’s Torah Thoughts
Parashah #1, B’reshit: “In the Beginning”
B’reshit/Genesis 1:1-6:8
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr

Intro:

Starting the annual Torah cycle each year is a bitter sweet moment for a Teacher. On the one hand, I look forward to this Torah portion, wondering what new things I will uncover that I didn’t see the previous years, and the anticipation of sharing this with others. On the other hand, I dread this Torah Portion every year when it comes around. Why? Because neither I, nor anyone else can give this Torah portion justices. It is impossible to milk every drop out of this Torah Portion.  We can scratch the surface, but fail to see where we scratched. Why? Because this Portion is so chocked full, and is so deep on many different levels, and we can literally spend a month of Sabbaths, even years of Sabbaths on this Parashah (Torah Portion) alone and STILL not have searched its depths. Some Rabbi’s literally spend a lifetime just studying B’reshit (Genesis) 1:1! No Joke! So any Teacher or Rabbi is forced to hit on only a few topics or just focus on one, unless they plan on writing a book instead of a devotional or commentary. Not only this, but no Scholar has a monopoly on Truth, and truth be known, many things in this Parashah is still a mystery and no one has all the answers. So this drash (teaching) will only be a small drop in the bucket of the myriad of commentaries that are out there today. I will also draw from extra Canonical Scripture held in high esteem in Judaism such as the book of Jasher and Jubilees to compare, confirm and bring greater clarity to the Genesis account. Maybe this first portion is to whet our appetite and make us hunger for the portions we will explore for the rest of the year. I know it makes me want to scream for seconds!

Summary:

“ADONAI creates the Universe, the world and everything in it in six, 24 hour days. On the first day He makes darkness and light. On the second He makes the heavens, dividing the "upper waters" from the "lower waters." On the third He forms land and creates boundaries for the sea and causes trees and all other forms of foliage to spring forth from the earth. On the fourth day He fixes the position of the sun, moon, stars and various other heavenly bodies as timekeepers and illuminators of the earth. On the fifth day He creates fish, birds and reptiles and on the last day, the sixth, land-animals, and then the human being is created. ADONAI ceases and rests from all His work on the seventh day, and sanctifies, makes it holy, sets it apart, as a day of rest for mankind and a memorial of the Creation itself.

ADONAI forms the human body from the dust of the earth and blows into his nostrils the “breath of life and man becomes a living soul." Man was at first all alone which was not good, so, God decided to take a "side" from the man, forms it into a woman, and marries them to each other.

Adam and Chavah (Eve) are placed in the Garden of Eden and commanded eat of all the trees freely, especially the “Tree of Life, “however they were not to eat from the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil." The serpent persuades Chavah to trespass this command, and she shares the forbidden fruit with Adam her husband. As a result of their sin, their disobedience, it is decreed that mankind will experience death, returning to the soil from which he was formed; and that only through laborious toil and hardship will they be sustained. The whole of creation is tainted and shares in the curse of man as well, all awaits to be redeemed by the Messiah in the Last Day. Then both Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden.

Commentary:

Because of this being the First Torah Portion of the year, and noting the contents, this Parashah will be lengthier than most.

I will not get into the whole theological debate about what type of creation occurred on account many others have done this and there are many ministries that souly focuses on that subject. However, in short I will quote from my book, “Get Back to the First Century” in the section dealing with my beliefs:


“I believe in a literal 24 hour, 6 day creation.  I believe the Biblical records indicate an approximately 6000 year old earth.   Failing to recognize this compromises the whole foundation and integrity of ADONAI, and the Scriptures, and opens the door for evolution, which in turn is used to give justification for moral relativism and the like as seen in our society today.”(See: www.answersingenesis.org and www.drdino.com )


Instead I will attempt to focus on a few obscure things rarely touched upon when dealing with Genesis, or bringing out a unique aspect on a well know topic from Genesis.

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


If one reads the English and the Hebrew carefully regarding Gen. 1:1-2 along with Isa. 14:12-18, Ezk. 28:11-17, Jer. 4:23-27 it seems to indicate the existence of a world before this one, a Pre-Adamic world and race of people whom satan deceived, corrupted and caused the destruction of that world. For it is clear in Gen. 1:1-2, that the heavens and the earth was already in existence before He began to create, or shall we say, re-create what we see and know as the world today. This, likely for one is why the earth appears older than it really is.

I went back to the Hebrew and translated these verses (Gen. 1:1-2) myself so as to better bring out what the Hebrew is saying in these verses:


This is the origin of everything, God created the various heavens and the earth. The earth became a chaotic desolation, indistinguishable and a dark obscurity was down upon the surface of the depths and the Spirit of God brooded over the surface of the waters.


See, the earth and water was already in existence when God re-created it from the destruction this earth had become; pointing to a Pre-Adamic Earth. But this is a subject and a commentary in and of itself that we do not have time for here.


We see according to Gen. 1:1-2 and John 1:1 that Yeshua the Messiah, who is the Living Torah, the Living Word, was the creative force behind all of Creation. God the Father Himself was like a Supervisor, and we also see that in Gen. 1:1 that the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) was present during creation also, meaning the whole Godhead was present and active in Creation.


“In the first word b’raisheet, starting with the first yod, counting every 521st letter, spells Yeshua yahkol, which means, Yeshua is able (to have power). In the Hebrew each letter has a numeric value. The numeric value (gematria) of the Hebrew word, gift, tribute; eshkar, has the same gematria as the 521-letter couont where we dicover the name of Yeshua.” – Yacov Rambsel “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


A Jewish commentary called the Midrash Rabbah says that “the Spirit of God hovered,” that this is the spirit of Messiah!

I will delve into the concept of what Christian’s call the Trinity later. For now allow me to zoom through the days of Creation and give you a little insight to what Jewish Tradition says about the days of creation found here in Parashah B’reshit.


“When God was about to create the world by His Word, the 22 letters of the Alef-Bet (Alphabet) descended from the terrible and august crown of God whereon they were engraved with a pen of flaming fire.

They stood around about God and one after another spake and entreated, “Create the world through me!”

After the claims of all the letters had been disposed of, Bet stepped before the Holy One, blessed be He, and pleaded before Him: “O LORD of the world! May it be Thy will to create Thy world through me, seeing that all the dwellers of the world give praise daily unto Thee through me, as it is said, “Blessed be ADONAI forever. Ameyn, and Ameyn.” The Holy One blessed be He at once granted the petition of Bet. He said, “Blessed be he that comes in the name of ADONAI.” And He created His world through Bet, as it is said, “B’reshit (In the Beginning) God created the heaven and the earth.”

The only letter that refrained from urging its claims was the modest Alef, and God rewarded it later for its humility by giving it the first place in the 10 Commandments.” -- Legends of the Bible, Louis Ginzberg


DAY 1: (v.3-5) Light and Darkness, Day and Night created.
According to Jewish Tradition:

-        The Light of Torah and the Light of Messiah also
-        7 Heavens created. We see evidence of this referred to by Rav Sha’ul (Apostle Paul) (II Cor. 12:2).

This word “light” appears five times in the passage dealing with the first day of creation and this represents the five books of Torah, our Spiritual source of Divine Light.


DAY 2: (v.6-8) Water from water: Sky
Interestingly enough ADONAI calls all the days, “Good” but this one, because according to Jewish Tradition:
-        7 Hells were created.


“One can speculate why God said, “Good!” after each day’s work except for day two (when He built a firmament to wall off heaven from earth). Did God reserve heaven for his abode, so that He could rest even if man chose to scurry around chasing after evil desires?” – Walk Genesis! Jeffery Enoch Feinberg, Ph.D


DAY 3: (v.9-13) Dry land (earth) appears, and vegetation which can reproduce on its own.
According to Jewish Tradition:
-        7 divisions of Paradise (Heaven) were created.
-        Earth was Named: “Heled” (Life, Duration)


DAY 4: (v.14-19) Sun, Moon, Stars and the Calendar (the Biblical one, not the Gregorian, Julian, or any other Pagan calendar) were created.
According to Jewish Tradition:
-        These things were created on Day 1 but were assigned a place on Day 4.


DAY 5: (v.20-23) Fish and Fowl were created.
According to Jewish Tradition:
-        Behemoth Leviathan (found in the book of Yov (Job)) and Ziz were created and in the End Time they will dual each other like a Godzilla movie and kill each other off and will end up being a delicacy in the Olam Habba (World to Come).


DAY 6: (v.24-32) Land creatures and man was created, and this was not deemed, “Good”, but “Very Good”.

Protestants mostly believe animals are spiritless, or have no soul. But it would appear that Judaism believes animals do have souls and or spirits but obviously not like ours. Jubilees 2:2 speaks of the spirits of animals. This would make sense seeing as animals are mentioned as being in the World to Come in the Book of Revelation and such on the New Earth.

So the days of the week have names, they are; Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc. and Shabbat (7th day). Modern Hebrew we call them respectively; Yom Rishon, Yom Sheni, Yom Shlishi, Yom R’vi’i, Yom Chamishi, Yom Shishi, Shabbat. The days of the week are not named after pagan gods like Thursday (Thor’s Day) Saturday (Saturnalia’s Day) etc. How it must break ADONAI’s heart that every time we use the names for the secular months of the year and days of the week that we are uttering the names of pagan deities, and the Psalms tell us not to let them ever cross our lips (16:4).

v.26 & 3:22 “Let Us” Now this is a good opportunity to deal with what Christians call the Trinity. Again allow me to quote from my book, “Get Back to the First Century”.


“Concerning what most of Christianity refers to as the “Trinity”, (I refer to it as a Tri-unity) I believe that God reveals Himself in many ways, characteristics and Sefirot, including, but not limited to, Abba (the Father), the Word / the Ben (Son), and the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit).  And I believe that these emanations from God are coeternal, coequal, and coexisting in one (echad) Divine essence.

The Seforitic Tree consists of many charts and formulas, and lists many of HaShem’s attributes, so I will not get into that.  That is not the purpose of this work.  However, I will say that there is a concept referred to as the “Three Pillars”, which consist of Binah: Understanding, Keter: Crown, and Chochmah: Wisdom.  The Sages refer to them as: Binah as the Father/Abba, Chochmah as the Mother/Imma, and  Keter as their Son/Ben.  And these in turn would coincide with the concept of the Tri-unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It is interesting to note that the word for Holy Spirit in the Hebrew is Feminine, which would lend credence to the “Three Pillars” of the Seforitic Tree of Binah being Mother/Imma.  In another place of Kabalistic literature, there are references to the Lesser YHWH, which describes Yeshua Messiah uncannily.

I DO NOT adhere to nor believe in tritheism or modalism, these beliefs are INACURATE and HERETICAL!  

“It is entirely tolerable to the Hebraic mind to accept a paradox.  To the non-Hebraic mind, the paradox is seen as blatant contradiction, and is summarily dismissed as nonsense.” – Bikurei Tziyon, issue 71, pg.29”


“Us” refers to the “Tri-Unity of Elohim (God). The Shema (Deut. 6:4) says that ADONAI is “Echad” meaning, “one”. Not “one” as in the singular, but one in plurality, as in one cluster but many grapes (Num. 13:23-24), one, as in, United.  Some say that, “us” means ADONAI consulted the angels, but this could not be because ADONAI would not put the created angels on His level by saying “us”.

Jubilees 3:16 speaks of the God saying, “We” gave them work and instructions. And I do not believe due to the plain Scriptures themselves that the Rabbinic commentators would say it is the “royal” use of “us” and “we,” clearly these passages are speaking of the singular plurality of the Godhead.

The first word in Hebrew that begins the book of Genesis is, “B’reshit” spelled with the Hebrew letters: “Bet-Resh-Alef-Shin-Yod-Tav” Bet starts the Hebrew word, “Ben” which means son, referring to Yeshua the Messiah the son of ADONAI.  The letter Resh starts the word, “Ruach” meaning Spirit, as in Holy Spirit. The letter Alef starts the Hebrew word “Abba” meaning Father, representing ADONAI God the Father.

Jewish Tradition says that ADONAI consulted the Torah in creation (and not the angels as has become a later tradition states) and I have no problem with that. For Yeshua the Messiah is the Living Manifestation, the embodiment of the written Torah.

V.27 Just as ADONAI is represented at times in a Tri-Unity, we as mankind are created in His image and thus we are a Tri-Unity as well of body, soul, and spirit. Also note that it says “Let us make THEM…” ADONAI made only Adam at first. Them seems to indicate what The Talmud, and Kabbalah says that both male and female were in Adam when he was created, and when ADONAI took a “rib,” more literally the side, from Adam to create Chavah (Eve), he took the Female portion of Adam to create Chavah.


V. 28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


“Here, man “calls names” to the animals in Gan Eden (Garden of Eden).  Man’s work is to order creation. Naming involves asserting authority (Gen. 1:26, 28). God assigns names to the celestials (heaven, earth, seas, darkness, day and night); now, man orders the terrestrials by naming the animals, fulfilling the command to rule over every living creature (Gen. 1:28).” – Walk Genesis! Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, Ph.D


V. 29 All was vegan prior to the Fall of mankind. Creation science has evidence to this fact by showing that modern animals with canine teeth yet are vegetarians. One such example is the Panda Bear.

Isaiah 65:25 prophetically talks about a time when things will revert back to their original created state prior to the Fall. The lion will lay down with the ox and eat grass, a child will not be harmed by a snake etc.


Gen. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


According to Jewish tradition there are 4 ways we resemble angels and 4 ways we resemble beasts.

Angels:

1.    Speech
2.    Intellect
3.    Walk upright
4.    Glance of the eye.

Beast:

1.    We eat
2.    Produce waste
3.    Propagate
4.    And we die

Imagine, our very breath is the breath of ADONAI Himself! Our breath represents the spark of God with in all of us. Man was the only created thing that ADONAI Himself formed and God Breathed. Everything else was spoken into being.

It is said by the Rabbi’s and Sages of old that ADONAI breathed life into our nostrils instead of elsewhere because this gave us the ability to discern good and evil, clean and unclean.

The word “Adam” means “Red” which is said to be the color of dust we were formed from, and the Native Americans has this same version of the creation of man. So according to the Hebrew the first man was not a white man as per our Sunday school flannel graphs but a dark, mahogany reddish brown. In short, Adam was a “black” man! Scientifically he had to be in order for there to eventually be lighter skinned peoples. You have to have melanin before you can have a lack of it. In regards to skin tone, you have to have “black” before you can have “white.”

According to Jewish Tradition man was created fully developed at the approximate age of 20 years of age, and that the beginning of the fall of Satan was at the creation of man because Adam caused Satan (Lucifer/Hellel at the time) to be jealous because he was considered the pinnacle of creation, and ADONAI commanded all the angels to bow down to Adam, and Satan would not, this in turn spurned him to, as the Scriptures say, attempt to raise his throne above and against ADONAI.

Judaism teaches that Satan fell from heaven on the 6th day, the day man was created, and it also teaches that mankind fell on the same day they were created. So this does not “jive” with the Christian Gap theory that says Satan fell between the verses of Genesis 1:1 and 2.

In one Jewish legend it is said that Adam when he was created was shown the history of the world from beginning to the end and he willingly relinquished 70 of his allotted years to King David, thus Adam lived only 930 years. For ADONAI said that in the day they ate the fruit they would die. We know that the Scripture say that to ADONAI 1,000 years are as a day to Him. So thus Man was only allowed to live 1,000 years. Methuselah was a few decades shy of this; he died at 969 years old.


Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.


Rashi, the famous Jewish commentator says about this verse:


“What was the world lacking? Rest. When Shabbat came, rest came.
[This is to explain the apparent contradiction between the first and second part of the verse: Did God conclude His work on or before the seventh day? Were there six or seven days of creation? The answer is that “rest” too is a Creation.]”


I say this is where the word “recreation” comes from, for it is on Shabbat we rest and we are re-created.

V.15 Let’s face it, we were created not only to serve and praise ADONAI, but to work. Work according to Jewish thought is a sacred act commanded by ADONAI Himself. So our jobs are essentially a form of worship. There will also be work in the Olam Haba (World to Come), the next life. The key is finding a job that fits ADONAI’s will for your life and provides for your family. And let’s also face the fact that we may go through a few “crappy” jobs before we find the one we love and one where we can most serve and please ADONAI.

Also it says Adam was not only created to work the land, but to GAURD it as well, from obvious things such as was about to happen, the serpent deceiving Chavah (Eve) and causing the Fall. This is confirmed in Jasher 1:7.

V.16 speaks about the Tree of life, and according to Jewish Tradition, and it makes sense, that it was an Almond Tree.  When Adam and Chavah (Eve) was kicked out of the Gan Eden (Garden of Eden) ADONAI allowed Adam to take a branch for the Tree of Life as a staff.  This staff was passed down through the generations and found its way to Moshe (Moses) and Aaron and thus was the staff that produced almonds in (Num.17:8, Heb.9:4). And in turn the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was NOT an apple tree, nor one that grew passion fruit.  It was a Fig Tree. For it was the nearest tree to grab leaves from when Adam and Chavah discovered their nakedness. This was also the reason some say that Yeshua cursed the fig tree in (Mark 11).

Jubilees 3:22-24 agrees the Tree of Knowledge was a fig tree.

V.18, this is the first instance were ADONAI actually says that something wasn’t good. Not to say it was bad either, but to say that it was imperfect, that it was incomplete.


“The Hebrew phrase, I will make, eh’ehseh, gives us another insight of Adam portrayed as a type of Messiah. Starting from the ayin, counting 138 letters three times from left to right, spells, Yeshua…. The title, Son of God, Ben Elohim, has the gematria of 138. This is the exact count of the above combination.” – Yacov Rambsel “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


V.20 Notice that this is when it really hit Adam that all of creation was paired male and female, except for him.  Adam therefore had a “feminine side”. Because the word “rib” in verse 21 can also mean “half” as in your “better half”. So ADONAI didn’t just take a “rib” he literally split Adam in half! So there is a deeper meaning to the old saying, “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good LORD split ya!” 

Notice how Adam worded his statement upon seeing Chavah (Eve). Kabbalah states that when all of the souls of mankind were created in the beginning, that each soul is split into a male and female soul and is sent to Earth to a womb.  So as we seek out a mate we are really seeking to complete ourselves, we are seeking in essence what has been termed, our “soul mate”.

I must share this story from the Talmud, it is one of my favorites.


“An unbeliever said to Rabban Gamliel: Your God is a thief; as it is written, “And God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man… and He took one of his sides…”

Said Gamliel’s daughter, “Allow me to reply.” She said to him; “Summon me a guardsman.”

“Why do you require one?” asked her father.
“Thieves came upon us in the night, took a silver flask, and left us a gold flask.”

“If only they would come every night.” Said the unbeliever.

Gamliel’s daughter replied, “And was it not beneficial for Adam that a side was taken from him and a handmaid to serve him was given in its place?”
(Talmud, Sanhedrin 39)

B’reshit 3:23And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of man.”


Now I think Adam called Chavah (Eve) “woman” because when he woke up, and saw the most beautiful thing he ever saw standing before him and he exclaimed, “WOAH, Man!”  Just kidding.

Since Man and Woman come from one being that ADONAI created, Adam, this also solidifies that we are created in the image of ADONAI. He is one (echad) and we are commanded to come together as Husband and Wife and become one (echad) again as it was in the beginning, just as ADONAI is Echad.


Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made…


It is said and even indicated in Scripture that the serpent at one point had feet, legs, and arms. Tradition says that the serpent walked upright and was the animal most comparable to a human in stature and intellect. It is also said the serpent stood as tall as a camel. Up to this point even the animals were endowed with speech but after the fall Jubilees 3:28 (29) tells us:

And on that day was closed the mouth of all beasts, and of cattle, and of birds, and of whatever walks, and of whatever moves, so that they could no longer speak: for they had all spoken one with another with one lip and with one tongue.


3:1-4 reminds me of the passage in the Torah (Deut. 4:2, 12:32) and in Revelation (22:18) about adding and taking away from ADONAI’s Words and Commands. Satan only added one little word, the word, “NOT”


Gen. 3:2-3 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.


V.3 says that Chavah (Eve) thought that ADONAI said not only not to eat of the fruit, but don’t even touch it, when ADONAI only said not to eat of the fruit. Jewish Tradition said that Adam told Chavah not to touch it. If this is true, this would be the first instance of a “fence” around a Divine Command. In Judaism we put “fences” around Torah commands to distance ourselves from an actual “Thou shalt not” type of command so as to be sure not to break a commandment. In this instance the well meaning “fence” that Adam had put up backfired when the serpent pushed Chavah (Eve) against the tree to prove to her that touching it wouldn’t kill her.


Gen. 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


Wait, did you catch that? Adam passively stood beside her as this who thing went down. He failed to take authority as Guardian of the Garden and as the God ordained Head and Husband of the relationship.  Eve’s sin was one of commission, Adam’s sin was one of omission.


I John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


See that pattern of temptation that overtook Chavah (Eve) as is mentioned in the verse from the Renewed Covenant (“New Testament”) quoted above?


Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;


The Rabbi and Sages say that the reason they didn’t realize that they were naked before was because they were clothed in the Shekinah (glory) of ADONAI, and when they fell, the glorious garment of ADONAI’s glory departed from off them, and then their eyes were open and they saw that they were naked.


Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?


The Rabbi’s say this question wasn’t meant to find Adam’s physical location, but to make Adam think where he was spiritually at that very moment.


Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.



This is the first instance of prophecy concerning the coming of the Messiah and His substitutionary, sacrificial, atoning, death by crucifixion.

And here is the first act of substitutionary, sacrificial, atoning death:


“Isaiah 7:14… The Hebrew word used for virgin is almah, which means, a virgin or young maiden. From the mem, counting 17 letters three times from right to left spells, Moshiach. We can see by this insight that the virgin and the Messiah are tied together by the word of God. No one can deny this significance of this find. It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Messiah, Seed of the woman, is the promised One that would bruise the head of the serpent and take away the sins of the world. If you continue counting 17 letters three times to the right of mem, you will have kav’van, which means, something prepared, laike a sacrificial wafer. Put the whole statement together and you have, kav’van Moshiach, which means, Messiah, the sacrificial wafer (bread).” – Yacov Rambsel, “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


Gen. 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


Most Christians believe that it was a lamb or some other animal able to be sacrificed to set the standard for sacrificial atonement.  This may be true, but one legend says that the skin that they were clothed with was the skin of the serpent. Who knew that our first father wore snake skin boots and our first mama wore a snake skin skirt! I wonder if Chavah (Eve) had 80’s big hair? Just kidding.

V.16 has been taken out of context and has been misunderstood by many. 


“Starting from the last yod in verse 20, counting nine letters three times fro left to right, spells, Adonai… Starting with the last heh in verse 20, counting nine letters five times from right to left spells Yoshiah, which means, HE will save.” -- Yacov Rambsel, “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


Yoshiah is a form of the name Yeshua.


“The coat of skin: The Hebrew word for skin is “or”, which means, leather, skin, hide, light. From the ayin in or, counting every seventh letter from right to left, spells, Yeshua. This was a picture of the covering of Salvation (Yeshua). Notice God sacrificed an innocent animal for the covering of Adam and Eve, while they were in their sin and rebellion. This is the same, wonderful love and grace that God has demonstrated towards all mankind from generation to generation” -- Yacov Rambsel, “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


Moving on…


Gen. 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


In short the context in Hebrew carries with it the implication simply that the woman’s “desire” will be for the husband’s leadership position and role. Not that she will desire to be a brow beaten object and possession of a man as a servant as surprisingly many have said.

ADONAI desires husbands to love and treat their wives as Messiah loves the Congregation (Eph.5:25).

In the book, “Legends of the Bible” it says of this verse:


“Upon me (Chavah) God pronounced this sentence: “Thou shalt suffer anguish in childbirth and grievous torture. In sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and in the hour of travail, when thou art near to lose thy life, thou wilt confess and cry, ‘Lord, Lord, save me this time, and I will never again indulge in carnal pleasure,’ and yet thy desire shall ever and ever be unto thy husband.” – Louis Ginzberg


V.22 “Us” = the Tri-Unity of ADONAI is once again mentioned.

ADONAI kicking Adam and Chavah (Eve) out of Gan Eden (Garden of Eden) was the most merciful and loving thing He could do.  “Unless they eat from the Tree of Life and live forever in a fallen state of sin, eternally separated from ADONAI with no chance of redemption, which would in essence be an eternal living HELL! Since we contain the breath of ADONAI our souls ultimately want to reunite with ADONAI and never being able to do this would be hell.


“Jewish commentators say that man’s enhanced desire for sensual gratification competes with God’s intended spiritual bliss [Rambam, Sforno]… Man must die – return to the adamah (ground) as a consequence of the knowledge he has gained.” – Walk Genesis! Jeffery Enoch Feinberg, Ph.D


V.24 Many people wishes to find the location of the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life, however we must remember that this is made impossible because of the Flood in Noah’s time. The flood drastically changed the landscape and the Angel guarding this local probably went back to Shamayim (heaven) and took the Tree of life with him because it shows up in (Rev.22:2).

4:1 Here, the KJV of the Scriptures says Adam “knew” Chavah (Eve).  This is the Hebrew word “Yadah” which means intimacy and alludes to sexual intercourse.  It is interesting to note that in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) that verse that says, “Depart for me you workers of iniquity for I never KNEW you.” (Mt.7:21-23).  In other words, “I was never INTIMATE with you.”

V.3 It is said in the Talmud which is the Jewish commentary on the Torah, that since the Torah is eternal. ADONAI taught Adam the Torah, and so we see the pre-temple sacrificial system.  Because ADONAI told them, and Adam passed down his knowledge to Kayin (Cain) and Avel (Able), that this is why and how they knew to sacrifice unto ADONAI.

Jubilees and Jasher tells us that Cain was the elder and Abel was the younger brother. According to Jewish Tradition the sacrifice of Kayin (Cain) and Avel (Abel) was during the time of Passover, and thus it was the time of the first fruit offerings.  So nothing was wrong with what Kayin offered for this is prescribed to bring in the Torah. However, Kayin didn’t offer his best and he sacrificed with jealousy in his heart.  He didn’t sacrifice with the right frame of heart and mind.

According to the Book of Jasher which is mentioned in Josh. 10:13, and II Sam. 1:18; Jasher 1:16 says that Kayin offered up “inferior fruit”. It also hints that Kayin might have been jealous of Avel’s (Abel’s) offering because in verse 15, Avel’s sacrifice was consumed by a fire from ADONAI that came down out of heaven.

There is a possibility and an equally acceptable explanation why Kayin’s (Cain’s) offering wasn’t acceptable, because along with his first fruit offering, he needed to bring an atoning sacrifice of blood.  And since he would have to buy or trade to obtain a sheep from his brother Avel (Able), he didn’t want to humble himself to trade fruit for a sacrifice from Avel.  If we remember that Kayin was a farmer and Avel a sheep herder.

According to Jewish tradition the way Avel (Abel) was murdered by Kayin (Cain) was a death by stoning. Jubilees 4:31 says it was death by a stone. But Jasher 1:25 says, “And Kayin hastened and rose up, and took the iron part of his ploughing instrument, with which he suddenly smote his brother and slew him,…” The latter explanation would make more sense because Genesis 4:22 says that Kayin’s family were the ones who mastered the forging of metals. Also note that metal comes from ore, a stone like substance before it is smelted and forged into a metal tool or weapon.

V.7 tells us we do not have to give to the Evil Inclination.

It may help to view the Good Inclination and the Evil Inclination as two dogs, a good dog and a bad dog.  Both we feed by deciding which one we pay most attention too.  If we decide to give in to anger, hate, jealousy and the like, we end up feeding the bad dog and starving the good dog. Thus as time passes the bad dog gets bigger and stronger. And like with most dogs they break their chain and get loose from time to time. And if the bad dog gets loose he will attack and attempt to maim or kill the weak chained good dog. And visa versa. If we feed the good dog and neglect the bad dog, one day the good dog with get loose and whoop on the bad dog and thus we will conquer the Evil Inclination. Ultimately we have free will. We have a choice. We can either give in to negativity and emotions and sin, or we can live by faith and not emotions and obey the Torah and please ADONAI.

Why is it that we become so offended when we are rebuked, either by men or by ADONAI?

Genesis 4:6-7 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.  

We lie to ourselves and think we are doing our best when down deep we know we are not, and we have the audacity to become offended when man, or ADONAI calls us out on that! The bottom line is that we do not love ADONAI or His Torah enough!


Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law (TORAH): and nothing shall offend them.  


If we truly love truth, if we really want to do what is right, we will not be offended, but grateful when someone lovingly corrects us.

V.10 It is interesting how this verse is worded:


“The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.”


Murder in Judaism is one of the most heinous offences, and in killing one person it is as if you killed and entire world, because you never know who may have descended from the murder victim. As it says in Legends of the Bible:


“The voice of thy brother’s blood issuing from his many wounds crieth out against thee, and likewise the blood of all then pious who might have sprung from the loins of Abel.”


Rashi says:


“His blood, and the blood of all his descendants. Another explanation: Cain made many wounds in him, not knowing how he may be killed.
[In Hebrew original, the words for “blood” and “cries” are written in the plural form, so that a literal translation would read, “The voice of your brother’s bloods cry out to Me.”]”


To me, on a scientific level, it speaks of forensics, how blood can be a witness so to speak, in a crime and can be visually detected with the right equipment years later, and also after attempted clean up. In this way blood cries out. And the Scripture about the rocks crying out, Archaeology and Geology also speaks and testified to the truth of the Scriptures, and thus in this way cries out and gives praise to God. 

Jewish Tradition says that Kayin (Cain) tried to bury the body of his brother Avel (Abel), to hide him, but the ground would receive his blood but not his body, the ground spit him up. 


The Hebrew Phrase, “The voice of your brother’s blood, kol d’mai achkah, gives us an insight to whom the LORD was ultimately referring. Starting with the mem in the blood, d’mai, counting every seventh letter from left to right, spells Maoshiach em’met, which means, Messiah the Truth.” – Yacov Rambsel “Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament”


V.15 What was this mark or sign put on Kayin (Cain)?  I have heard anything from that his skin color was changed, to that he turned into an ape, to that he had a horn protruding from his head. But according to Jewish Tradition ADONAI put leprosy upon him, inscribed a letter from His Holy Name upon his forehead (a Shin), and he was also given a dog to protect him and be his companion.

Genesis 4:19-24 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

“Lemech has the curious distinction of being the first recorded bigamist… It was common for the generation living in the days of Noach to keep one wife for children and another wife for pleasure [Rashi]. The wife that was for pleasure was pampered; the other wife was often ignored.” – Walk Genesis! Jeffery Enoch Feinberg, Ph.D

It is interesting to note that the wife “Adah” means, “ornamented” or “pretty” and was most likely the wife of pleasure for Lemech.
The Book of Jasher was considered a very important book to the 1st century Jews, those who believed and those who did not believe in Yeshua. This passage lends a little more insight to the enigmatic passage we just read above.

Jasher 2:16. 27-35 And Lamech was old and advanced in years, and his eyes were dim that he could not see, and Tubal Cain, his son, was leading him and it was one day that Lamech went into the field and Tubal Cain his son was with him, and whilst they were walking in the field, Cain the son of Adam advanced towards them; for Lamech was very old and could not see much, and Tubal Cain his son was very young… And Tubal Cain told his father to draw his bow, and with the arrows he smote Cain, who was yet far off, and he slew him, for he appeared to them to be an animal. And the arrows entered Cain's body although he was distant from them, and he fell to the ground and died. And the Lord requited Cain's evil according to his wickedness, which he had done to his brother Abel, according to the word of the Lord which he had spoken. And it came to pass when Cain had died, that Lamech and Tubal went to see the animal which they had slain, and they saw, and behold Cain their grandfather was fallen dead upon the earth. And Lamech was very much grieved at having done this, and in clapping his hands together he struck his son and caused his death. And he said to his wives Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice O wives of Lamech, attend to my words, for now you have imagined and said that I slew a man with my wounds, and a child with my stripes for their having done no violence, but surely know that I am old and grey-headed, and that my eyes are heavy through age, and I did this thing unknowingly.

Genesis 5:23-24 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

5:1-2 It is said in the Zohar that ADONAI does not place His abode where male and female are not found together. Judaism and Protestant Christianity praises marriage and requires marriage to be able to minister. Catholicism on the other hand keeps men and women separated in ministry.  We see where that has gotten them with all the sex scandals among priests and nuns.

Often when studying Genesis one can’t help but ask, who did Cain and Seth marry? Well, the Book of Jubilees goes into great detail regarding this and tells us that they married sisters and even gives us their names (Jubilees 4). For you see Adam and Eve had more than just Cain, Abel and Seth, but many sons and daughters (Gen. 5:4).
Wow! Enoch lived years equal to a year of the solar calendar, and according to the Jewish siddur (prayer book) years equal to the number of sinews in our body and equal to the number negative commandments, the “Thou shalt not’s” of Torah.
What kind of holy, set apart life Enoch must have lived to be taken, changed in the twinkling of an eye to heaven without seeing death!? This, my friends is a holy life beyond my grasp and comprehension!

Gen. 5:5And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

It is said that Adam was buried exactly from the spot where he was formed by the hands of ADONAI.
And after Adam and Chavah (Eve) died (for they died the same day) it is said that Michael the archangel was sent to show Seth how to properly prepare and bury the dead.

V. 32  I have many friends from all walks of life and from many religious and “lifestyle” persuasions. I by no means agree or condone them all, but we are friends because we; “Agree to disagree, agreeably.”  When I am with a fellow Jew I can say we are brothers through Abraham through Isaac.  With Muslims, I can say we are relatives through Abraham, through Ishmael. And with Gentiles and Christians I can say we are related through Noah. Because we all come from one of Noah’s 3 sons:


·       Shem: Father of all the Semitic (Jewish/Hebrew) and some Arab people.
·       Hamm: Father of all the Hammetic (Black) people.
·       Japheth: The Father of all the Asian and Caucasian (White) people.


6:2-4 The “Giants,” these Nephilim, which means “fallen ones,” are the offspring of the fallen angelic race and mankind.

And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants. – Jubilees 5:1

And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them. And all men who walked in the ways of the Lord, died in those days, before the Lord brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke of concerning the sons of men. And Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth. – Jasher 4:18-21

These “Judges” and “Rulers” are said to be the fallen angels because the word for judge is “elohim,” which is where we get the word “gods,” in the Hebrew, and these fallen heavenly beings became the gods of the 70 nations of the peoples of the world.

The passage in Jasher also indicates genetic manipulation, the mixing of DNA and animals species to create hybrids, perhaps like the Roman and Greek monsters such as Minotaur, and Centaur, Satyr’s. 

This was Satan’s first attempt to try to thwart the Gen. 3:15 prophecy of the redeeming Messiah to come that was to bruise his head!  If Satan through his fallen angels could pollute the human seed, then there would be no pure untainted human seed for the Messiah to come through. Thus, another reason for the flood and for Noach (Noah) and his family being spared. This is where the legends of the giants, and mythological type beings came from that Rome is so famous for speaking of. I believe this to be the modern explanation of the UFO and Alien phenomenon. Think about it, same old plan just different packaging. Human women are abducted; they are impregnated and then re-abducted to extract the hybrid child, and many of them are shown their prodigy. There is no proof that these beings come from another planet, But the there is evidence leaning toward them coming from another dimension. Plus, if these “alien” give a message for mankind, it is usually a humanistic or new age message that belittles Messiah and His Word and puts Him on the level of other world religions and leader. Also the same paranormal activity that takes place during a poltergeist is the same type of things that happen when “aliens” and their craft are present. This sounds like Nephilim to me.  Granted, I can not prove this, however, my interpretation of the “sons of God” being the angelic race, not the children of Seth as Christians say, and the “daughters of men” human women, not the children of Kayin (Cain) as Christians say, is backed up over and over in Talmudic, Extra Biblical (Apocryphal/Pseudopigraphal) and other Rabbinic literature.


We could go on and on, and I realize there is a lot I skipped over, but that as I said at the beginning, is inevitable when dealing with this Torah Portion. But at the same time look at what we did cover! I gave us a lot to chew on during the week.


Shabbat Shalom and Shavuah Tov (Have a peaceful Sabbath and have a good week).
-- R. Yehudah ben Shomeyr



The Pre-Adamic Earth

The Pre-Adamic Earth
R. Yehudah ben Shomeyr
(Kris Shoemaker)

A controversial topic indeed; one of great fascination and interest but not one of major doctrinal concern or importance in regards to soteriology (salvation) or any other important doctrine for that matter. So really, it doesn’t matter what one believes regarding this topic, but I can’t help but to be convinced of this Pre-Adamic Earth due to the wording of the Hebrew texts.
Come with me as we explore this fascinating, yet little discussed and even, for some, taboo topic.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. – Gen. 1:1-2 (KJV)

This is the origin of everything, God created the various heavens and the earth. The earth became a chaotic desolation, indistinguishable and a dark obscurity was down upon the surface of the depths and the Spirit of God brooded over the surface of the waters.

The word, “create” in verse one is the Hebrew word “bara,” meaning, to create and form. The implication of the Hebrew is to create out of nothing with intelligent design.
The word “was” in verse 2 means, “to become.”
“Form” in Hebrew is “tohu” meaning; desolate, worthless, empty, chaotic, deserted, nothing, unreality. The word “void,” is “bohu” in the Hebrew and it means; empty, an undistinguishable ruin.

The word, “darkness” means; obscurity, misery, night, dusk. The word, “upon” in Hebrew has a meaning of pressing downward or against.
If the earth was not originally created desolate, then it must have been created and later became desolate. Even the English verb “was” proves that it had to become desolate before it could be desolate.
God only creates perfection, so the first earth had to be created perfect, complete, whole and habitable before it could be rendered a desolate, chaotic ruin.

For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. – Isa. 45:18

It had to first be full of knowledge and light before it could become an obscure nothingness.
To break down Genesis 1:2 and throwing in all the Hebraic implications of the language, you get something like this:

“This planet earth that was, was snuffed out of existence and it became a chaotic, desolate place of undistinguishable ruin and unreality and was left in dark, unknown, miserable obscurity that was uninhabitable and this chaos oppressed the surface of the watery abyss and God’s Breath breezed all over the watery flooded earth.”

Let us look quickly at Genesis 1:28:

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The word, “replenish” in Hebrew both means, “To be at an end, expire” and to “fill and be fulfilled, to replenish.” The implication is very clear. The first pre-Adamic earth was expired, put to an end and the re-created earth was to be replenished and filled as it (the first pre-Adamic earth) was plentiful prior to its watery destruction. This further hints that it was also inhabited by reproducing animal and humanoid life!

Genesis 1:1-2 Hebraically indicates without a doubt that there was a pre-Adamic earth created prior to the literal six day recreated one that we live on now.

All we know for certain from the Hebrew is that it was created and for some reason utterly destroyed and made uninhabitable.

What we DON’T know from these first two verses of Genesis chapter one is:
·       When the Pre-Adamic earth was created, or how long ago it was created.
·       How long it existed prior to its destruction and watery obliterated state
·       Why it was destroyed and…

·       Who or what, if anyone or anything inhabited it

This may cause some to champion the marriage of modern atheistic science and creationism of an earth that is billions upon billions of years old. And maybe the earth is that old, but it would not be possible to know scientifically because the Hebrew is clear that whatever was on this pre-Adamic earth, whether, humanoids, animals, technology and civilizations was utterly destroyed, leaving behind absolutely no trace evidence, thus no artifacts or fossils would exist to be found.

Sure, the elements are there, but in their raw and basic form and you may dig up ancient carbon or sodium but you wouldn’t be able to tell if it was once a pre-Adamic humanoid, animal, plant or chair for that matter.

These two verses between Genesis 1:1-2 and verse 3 are known to theologians as the Gap Theory, and is named such because there was a creative gap between Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:3. Again, the time span of this obvious gap is unknown between the first pre-Adamic earth and the recreation of this present earth we live on now.

Many scholars believe that the events that fill this gap is the angelic, Luciferian rebellion in heaven. So far we only have canonical Scriptures to go one regarding the details of the pre-Adamic earth, for Jasher, Jubilees and Enoch and such apocryphal and psuedopigraphal literature start with creation and the subsequent fall of a third of the angelic heavenly hosts.

Interestingly enough, if there were indeed two world-wide floods; the Luciferian (pre-Adamic) and Noahtic flood that destroyed the earth and according to Peter (II Peter 3:3-13) this one will be destroyed by fire. It fits the pattern in the Torah, that when something has been corrupted, tainted and made unclean, one attempts to twice cleanse it by water, and if that doesn’t work it must be cleansed by fire.

47 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;
48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;
49 And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shewed unto the priest:
50 And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath the plague seven days:
51 And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.
52 He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.
53 And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin;
54 Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more:
55 And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.
56 And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:
57 And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire.
58 And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.
59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean. – Lev. 13:47-59

There are other passages in the Tanak (Old Testament Scriptures) that speak of the pre-Adamic earth and its destruction.
Isaiah 14:12-18:

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

In Scripture and Hebraic Hermeneutics a passage can have up to four meanings; Literal, Allusions, Applicable and Mystical and or Spiritual. This is why a passage such as Isaiah 9:6 can be talking about a prophesied earthy king as well as a future divine Messiah. In much the same way, Isaiah 14:12-18 speaks of the king of Babylon and likening him to Hellel (Lucifer), also known as the fallen angel we call Satan or the Devil.

This passage, if read carefully with the Hebrew taken into consideration, and if one believes that the angelic rebellion took place between Genesis 1:2 and 3 then this means that the angel Hellel (Lucifer) was cast out of heaven where God resides, down to the pre-Adamic earth where apparently nations of humanoid beings lived and existed.

 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! – Isa. 14:12

Fallen = Naphal, means; “to fall, be prostrate, droop, to be born, to fall away, sink to be overthrown, to be thrown or cast down.”

By this word we see Hellel (Lucifer) was created, “born” in heaven (Ezk. 28:14-15), the realm where God resides, fell away (rebelled), was subdued (prostrated) and kicked out of heaven and cast down to the pre-Adamic earth. The word “ground” is the same as “earth” in Genesis 1:1.

The word for “nations” is “goy” and it means; “inhabitant, people, populace, tribes,” and of course, “nations,” implying humanoid, non-angelic inhabitants.
The word “son,” is “ben,” in Hebrew and it could mean and literal or figurative son and thus we establish the angels are figurative sons of God (Gen. 6:1-2, Job 1:6-7, 2:1-2).

Isaiah 14:13 “hast said,” in Hebrew is to angrily huff with ones nostrils.
“Ascend,” means to mount and rise up, to be lifted up or to be exalted. This implies that Hellel (Lucifer) was cast down to the pre-Adamic earth and planned a coup de ta against Adonai, God in Heaven. “My Throne,” is in Hebrew a royal throne, implying that Hellel (Lucifer) had a seat of power and ruled the pre-Adamic earth, and he intended to overthrow God and rule heaven as well.

“Above the stars of God,” in Hebrew implies that he intended to rule over and command the princes (angels) of God also, the ones who didn’t rebel with him. In Daniel 10:13 angels are referred to as princes.

“I will sit also upon the mount of the coronations in the sides of the north,” imply Hebraically that he also intended to rule over God’s Divine Council which is not God, nor human, nor angels but other divine, heavenly created entities who had godlike powers and capabilities, lesser Elohim (gods), who also later rebelled against God, post Babel, after God had given them the responsibility to govern the 70 nations and report back to Him. They rebelled against God and became pagan deities to the people, such as Baal, Molech, Marduke, Dagon, Ishtar, Tammuz, and later Allah, Vishnu, Shiva, Zeus, Odin, etc. Hellel (Lucifer) means for his rule and dominion to encompass the furthest fringes and obscure reaches of God’s kingdom.

Psalm 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

For further study on the Divine Council please see Dr. Michael Heiser’s work “the Unseen Realm” or visit www.nakedbiblepodcast.com).

Isaiah 14:14 “will be like,” tells us that Hellel (Lucifer) himself knows and admits that he is a finite, limited created being and not infinite, omniscient, omnipotent or omnipresent like YHWH, but will, at best, resemble, be as close as possible as he can be to God most High.

Isiah 14:15 “hell” is “sheol” in Hebrew and means; “depth, abyss, netherworld, realm of the dead, subterranean.” “Pit,” means; “hole, cistern, dungeon, grave.”
For the King of Babylon it meant his death. For Hellel (Lucifer) it meant he will lose his power, rulership and authority over the pre-Adamic earth. On the one hand, hinting at the pre-Adamic watery destruction and on the other, hinting of an ultimate end of Satan mentioned in Matt. 25:41 and Rev. 20:10

 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Isaiah 14:16-17, these verses imply as did verses 12-13 that the pre-Adamic world was inhabited and has a civilization of nations and kingdoms that Hellel (Lucifer) corrupted and turned against Adonai, God. Perhaps along with the fallen angels, Hellel (Lucifer) mounted a rebellion with the humanoid inhabitants of the pre-Adamic world, like unto the rebellion of man we read in Gen. 11:1-9 in the account of the tower of Babel.
In verse 16 the word “man,” is not “Adam” meaning, “human,” but simply meaning a male or masculine persona, meaning Hellel (Lucifer) is a masculine spiritual entity. 
Verse 17 implies the reason that the pre-Adamic earth was utterly obliterated. Hellel (Lucifer) corrupted and turned the inhabitants against Adonai their creator and rebelled.

We see in verse 18 the implication that the pre-Adamic kingdoms were once something to behold, “Glory,” means they once had honor and esteem, “everyone,” is the Hebrew word, “ish,” also meaning “man” or “husband,” implying they were human-like and each kingdom was unique in culture and tradition.
Verses 19-20 is talking about a family burial plot, saying the King of Babylon will not be buried with honor and for Hellel (Lucifer) it implies he is immortal and will exist for all eternity in an eternal punishment of the lake of fire (Matt. 25:41, Rev. 20:10).

It is theorized that because of some of the fallen angels cohabitated with women (Gen. 6:1-7) and were punished and chained (Jude 1:6) and that some of what we call demons or unclean spirits or familiar spirits are not just the remaining fallen angels but the disembodied spirits of these fallen pre-Adamic people. Because seeing as these pre-Adamic spirits no longer have a body, they desire to possess others in order to feel, to experience and fulfill their lustful and sinful desires such as; murder, gluttony, sexual perversions and the like. But again it is only speculation based on these passages and cannot be definitively proven one the basis of canonical Scriptures alone.

Ezekiel 28:11-17 is another passage used to support the pre-Adamic earth.

11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

The prophecy is against the king of Tyre and likens him to the fallen angel Hellel (Lucifer). Hellel was a perfect, wise, beautiful Cherub class angel, which meant he was a Throne Guardian angel of YHWH, God.

In verse 12, the word “perfect,” does not mean that he was perfect in the western sense of the word, but meant that he was complete, the total package if you will.

Verse 13 mentions Eden. If we are to understand the fall of Hellel to be between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, we must understand just as there is a Jerusalem in Israel today, there will be a New Jerusalem on the New Earth (II Pet. 3:3-13, Rev. 2:1). Thus there was a pre-Adamic Eden on earth just as there was one on this earth (Gen. 2:8). The name Eden means a pleasurable, fruitful, well-watered place in the Aramaic language.
This passage would imply that Adonai, God may have given Hellel (seeing as he was wise), dominion over the pre-Adamic earth, seeing as Eden was in the East (Gen. 2:8) and Hellel was called the son of the morning (Isa. 14:12) and the sun rises in the east.
If this is so, some theorize that the angelic race ruled and inhabited the solar system and after the Luciferian angelic rebellion, Mars became uninhabitable and the proposed planet which is now an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter was destroyed; but again, this is nothing more than tantalizing speculation and cannot be proven by canonical Scripture. Perhaps a third of all angels; 1/3 inhabited the pre-Adamic earth, 1/3 inhabited Mars and 1/3 inhabited the planet that is now our solar systems asteroid belt, who knows?

Verse 13 would also suggest that Hellel, or his outfit was colorful, jeweled and decked with bells and chimes and or he was a masterful musician. Seeing as powerful and corrupt and sometimes overtly satanic the music industry is; this may very well be the case.

The Hebrew word in verse 14 for “anointed,” is our word, “messiah,” meaning he was called and groomed to be a Throne Guardian of Adonai, God. He was to be an angelic guard or attendant to God at His Throne. “That covereth,” further solidifying his place as a Throne Guardian angel, because the same verbiage is used when discussing the imagery of the cherubim that spreads its wings over the Ark of the Covenant, which has been referred to as God’s Throne on earth.

“Walking up and down the stones of fire on the holy mountain of God,” suggests Hellel served and had access to not only God’s Throne room, but His Divine Council Chambers (Psa. 82:1). “Stones of fire,” in Hebrew is, “Fiery pillars,” implying when connected to other passages, “Divine beings,” as lesser Elohim (gods) as mentioned in Psalm 82:1.

Verse 15 tells us that he apparently served YHWH, God and the Divine Council well, ruled the pre-Adamic earth well, until iniquity or lawlessness, perversity and depravity was found in him. According to Ezekiel 28:17 and Isaiah 14:13, it was jealous pride that was the iniquity.

We see in verse 16a that in the Hebrew, by “thy merchandise” planned or trafficked by propaganda, a deceptive, underhanded and violent coup of Heaven to dethrone YHWH, God and His Divine Council.

The later part of verse 16 (b) lets us know Hellel was stripped and demoted of his rank and position, because he became polluted and perverted (the word “profane” in the KJV) and the Hebrew also implies sexual deviancy. Perhaps he was cohabitating with the pre-Adamic race as we see the fallen angels do in Gen. 6:1-4? Thus was kicked out of the Divine Throne Room and Council Chambers as well as heaven, (v.17) down to the pre-Adamic earth. Verse 17 again suggests a pre-Adamic civilization with kingdoms and nations.

Jeremiah 4:24-27 is yet another passage referring to the pre-Adamic earth.

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.
27 For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

In verse 234 we see the same verbiage and Hebrew words as in Genesis 1:1-2. There was never a time that the earth was utterly obliterated and was obscured in darkness except on this pre-Adamic world.

Verse 24, prior to the apparent pre-Adamic global flood, the destruction of the pre-Adamic earth began with (according to the Hebrew) the mountains trembled and crumbled and became light, or shall we say, lost gravity or exploded, flying (moved lightly) through the air!

In verse 25 there was no Adam, no man, meaning all the pre-Adamic humanoid beings were destroyed. As well as the birds, they couldn’t even escape this cataclysm. This could not have been Noah’s global flood, because eight humans survived that as well as birds and other animals on the ark.

We see in verse 26-27 that the pre-Adamic world was an Eden, a fruitful place, as discussed in Ezekiel 28:13 and thus the reason God wanted Adam and Eve and Noah’s family to be fruitful and multiply and RE-plenish the earth (Gen. 1:28, 9:1). The pre-Adamic world had inhabited cities that were broken down, Hebraically meaning a wasted desolate ruin.

Verse 27b implies the re-creation of Genesis 1:3-2:25 by saying, “yet will I not make a full end.”

Looking at the context and duel meaning of prophecies, as well as the Hebrew wording, one is hard pressed to come up with another interpretation that is so plain and fits.

God is omniscient and gave His creation free will, meaning He knew Hellel, the pre-Adamites, and the Divine Council would rebel and yet He had a master plan for man, even before Genesis 1:1.

 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. – Acts 15:18

The Greek word for “world” is “aion,” meaning, “eternity,” so God has a master plan for mankind since eternity past, even before the pre-Adamic earth or even this one was created.

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. – Matt. 13:35

The word, “foundation,” has two equal and opposite meanings in the Greek, “to lay” and “to overthrow.” The foundations of the earth were “laid” in Genesis 1:1 and was thus “overthrown” in Genesis 1:2 and God rebuilt, if you will, on top of the foundation that was already laid in Genesis 1:1.

The word “world,” here in the Greek does not mean age, time, or social system. It is the word “kosmos,” where we get the word, “cosmos” from, meaning the whole sum of the universe i.e. the created order.

The same Greek word for “foundation,” and “world,” is also used in Matthew 25:34, Luke 11:50, John 17:24 and Hebrews 1:10. The Apostle Paul and John the Revelator too used the Greek wording of Yeshua (Jesus) in Ephesians 1:4, Revelation 13:8, and 17:8. In Luke 21:32, “this generation,” can also mean “race,” by implication, Yeshua is saying there has been more than one humanoid race (the pre-Adamites) and this present human race will not pass away (like the pre-Adamites did) until prophecy is fulfilled.

II Peter 3:5-13
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

This passage has been used by Pre-Adamite proponents to say Peter here is referring to the pre-Adamic world. However, it seems pretty clear to me in the English and the Greek that this is referring to the Noahtic flood and it takes one to make great liberal use of the Greek to make it seem as if it’s speaking of a pre-Adamic flood. But what would be the point of referring to the pre-Adamic flood, seeing as we don’t know any specifics regarding the pre-Adamite people, or if there was any redemptive plan offered to the pre-Adamites as none survived? And no Scripture records such a plan. The pre-Adamites and its age have little relevance to people of today and this world. However, the Noahtic flood would have great relevance seeing as we are the survivors of that flood, being descendants of Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Notice the wording in verse 5 regarding the “earth standing out of the water and in the water.” To me, this speaks of the hyperbaric chamber the earth of Noah’s time was surrounded in by the separating of waters below from the waters above in Genesis 1:6-8.
The only possible hint of a pre-Adamic world in this passage could be to hone in on the phrase, “the heavens were of old,” alluding to the pre-Adamic heavens of Genesis 1:1. The phrase makes it seem that the heavens are older than this re-created earth. Which they are and in verse 8 which one could take as the gap between Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:3, where the pre-Adamic earth was destroyed and sat in utter ruin for an undisclosed amount of time, which could have been thousands upon thousands of years, we simply don’t and can’t know.

As I brought up earlier, because Peter here refers to the eventual destruction of this world by fire (v.10-13), the principle of Torah being, anything corrupt and unclean has two chances to be cleansed by water and a third time must be a purge by fire (Lev. 13:47-59). So too the earth was twice cleansed by the waters of the Luciferian (pre-Adamic) flood and the Noahtic flood and God, honoring His own Laws, must now purge this world, as Peter said, by fire.

I believe Genesis 1:1-2, Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28 and Jeremiah 4 are very plain when speaking of the destruction of the pre-Adamic earth via a flood, coinciding with Hellel’s fall. But to really highlight this, allow me to show a side by side difference between the pre-Adamic flood and the Noahtic flood based on Finis Dake’s observations:

THE PRE-ADAMIC FLOOD

1.    The earth was utterly destroyed and empty and dark (Gen.1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
2.    No light from heaven (Gen. 1:2-5, Jer. 4:23-26).
3.    There was no day and night (Gen. 1:2-5).
4.    All plant life and foliage was destroyed (Gen. 1:2, 2:5-6, Jer. 4:23-26).
5.    Water consistent (Gen. 1:6-12).
6.    Water gone in a day (Gen. 1:10).
7.    All aquatic life obliterated (Gen.1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
8.    Avian life obliterated (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
9.    All animal life, gone (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26).
10. Social systems and all pre-Adamites destroyed (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 23-26).
11. Hellel’s (Lucifer’s) rebellion and corruption of pre-Adamites caused the flood (Gen. 1:2, Jer. 4:23-26)
12. Re-creation took place, for all was utterly obliterated (Ge. 1:3-2:25, Isa. 45:18, Eph. 3:11).
THE NOAHTIC FLOOD

1.    The earth was NOT utterly destroyed, empty and dark (Gen. 8:11, 22, Heb. 11:7, I Pet. 3:20).
2.    There was light from heaven (Gen. 8:6-22)
3.    There was day and night (Gen. 8:1-22).
4.    All plant life and foliage was not destroyed (Gen. 8:11, 21, 9:3, 20).
5.    Water evaporated (Gen. 8:1-14).
6.    It took months for the flood waters to go down (Gen. 8:1-14)
7.    Aquatic life survived (Gen. 1:20-23, 6:18-22).
8.    Avian life survived (Gen. 6:20, 8:7-17).
9.    Pairs of all animals survived (Gen. 6:20, 8:17, 9:2-4, 10-16).
10. Social system preserved through Noah and his family (Gen. 8:15-22, 9:1-16, I Pet. 3:20).
11. Sin of mankind and the angelic race cohabitating with human kind caused the Noahtic flood (Gen. 6:1-8:22, 9:1-16).
12. Noah’s family and the animal kingdom was preserved on the ark and there was no need for God to create again (Gen. 6:18-8:22, 9:1-16).

As you can see one can’t help but see two worlds and two floods. Again allow me to reiterate that believing or not believing this teaching has absolutely no bearing or consequence upon ones faith and salvation. As fantastical as this teaching may be and how it goes against the grain of conventional modern Christian theology, I do not want to dismiss something because simply because I was never taught this in Sunday school or in Bible College or that no big name theologians believe this. If the Bible says it or teaches it, I want to obey and believe it regardless of who does or doesn’t. There are many things I now believe that my peers and contemporaries do not believe such as the relevance and applicability of Torah (Mosaic Law) today, the fallen angels cohabitating with human women to create the Nephilim; angelic-human hybrid, that the gifts of the Spirit still being active and in operation today, etc. And I believe these things because I searched the Scriptures for myself and went by what the Hebrew and the Greek say and not by what some religious intellectual or minister says or believes. Even the great Apostle Paul told people not to take his word alone for things and praised them when they put his words against the Scriptures themselves.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. –Acts 17:11


Don’t dismiss something simply because it’s new or strange to you or because others don’t teach or believe it.