Introduction to Biblical Mysteries: The Hebrew Bible has been a topic of discussion for thousands of years. The stories in the Hebrew Torah open the door to analysis from the beginning to the end. Obviously the interpretations will vary depending on whether the approach is theological or secular or divinely inspired. Many interpretations are open to conjecture, which vary to the narrative of the story depending on who is telling it. Add to these interpretations, scientific examination, philosophical rationale, theological motivation; and we open up a whole new paradigm of thinking. Even modern science finds there are other Universes beyond ours and there are numerous religious theories and philosophies taken from the Hebrew scripture. This is where the author of Biblical Mysteries – Bible Discovered intends to provoke thought with an independent theory of translation.
The Bible Discovered –Biblical Mysteries author perceives G-d as a physicist and scientific genius beyond measurement. He is the invisible Master of the Universe as we know it. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to civilize His creation of planet earth and to educate humanity; He finally found one nation from amongst the 70 nations who paid attention. The nation of Hebrews who were descendants of Abraham, Isaac and finally Jacob were selected to teach His knowledge of Himself and the Universe to the 70 nations of the planet earth; with a set of rules for civility and sustainability. The challenge to teach His knowledge to 70 nations was and still is a difficult task. When all 70 nations get it there will be a new world to come, a new reality.
Bible Discovered – Biblical Mysteries will attempt to make sense of the beginning to the end, the Alpha and Omega. The terms for quotes used will be HB: Hebrew Bible and BMD: Bible Mysteries Discovered – interpretation.
HB: When G-d began to create heaven and earth; the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from G-d swept over the waters.
BMD: It would seem that G-d was aware of the planet earth that existed in a universe. With scientific knowledge we have today we could assume that the earth’s outer surface was a body of water and that the planet surface before He recreated it was a solid mass of water frozen into solid ice; and whatever star previously provided light and heat had burnt out. All life forms ceased to live – on the surface in any case. The planet likely consisted of frozen water and earth/land was buried below the frozen waters or ice. A wind swept over the frozen waters since the planet rotated on its axis. There were no longer life forms existing on the planet surface as there was no light or heat source to sustain living organisms. We could assume this was the ice age of the planet and the pre-historic era of the planet earth.
HB: G-d said, “Let there be light”, and there was. G-d saw that the light was good, and G-d separated the light from darkness. G-d called the light Day and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day.
BMD: It would seem that G-d was aware of the gaseous body mass that we know today as the Sun and its distance from the planet earth; and He set it afire [The Big Bang]. The sun was stayed in its position as the earth probably rotated on its axis in its position in the Universe. Therefore, as the earth rotated those areas facing the sun received the light and warmth of day and the opposite was for night, which for the moment was totally dark with no light source until day four. The frozen surface began to melt. [Note: the Sun is a star made of hot gases, containing many of the same materials we find here on the Earth. These materials, called elements, include hydrogen, helium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron.] Keep in mind that two thirds of the planet earth is still under water, hence as of 2009 only 1/3 of the earth is visible land mass.
HB: God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, that it may separate water from water.” G-d made the expanse and it separated the water which was below the expanse from the water which was above the expanse. And it was so. G-d called the expanse Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
BMD: At last global warming, as the planet began to heat up and develop humidity in the “atmosphere”. It would seem that at the time there were lesser bodies of water in a form of humidity surrounding the planet earth at the time whose surface was all water in some form, which was probably ice. Keep in mind that we still have northern and southern poles that are solid ice glaciers. Hence G-d separated the lesser “humidity’ which rose into the atmosphere from the larger water surface (thawing out) of the planet earth. Thus we have the sky or atmosphere of the planet earth which surrounded the earth. Thus we now have a climatic condition.
HB: G-d said, Let the water below the sky be gathered into one area, that the dry land may appear.” And it was so. G-d called the dry land Earth, and the gathering of waters He called Seas. And G-d saw that this was good. And G-d said, “Let the Earth sprout vegetation; seed bearing plants, fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation; seed bearing plants of every kind and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And G-d saw that this was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
BMD: It would seem that since the earth sprouts vegetation as aforementioned that the seed bearing plants, fruit trees of every kind came back to life once there was a light and a heat source to sustain them. As we know seeds can lie dormant for ages and even those seeds that have been frozen will germinate. We can also affirm that the planet rotated which allowed all areas receiving the required light and heat source flourished. We know that the north and south poles of the planet have limited plant life and those plants that do exist seem to be survivors of pre-historic times. Further comment to be made on this point since science today uses a similar technology such as cryopreservation of cells.
HB: G-d said. “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate day from night; they shall serve as signs for the set times, the days and the years; and they shall serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. G-d made the two great lights, the greater light to dominate the day and the lesser light to dominate the night, and the stars. And G-d set them in the expanse of the sky to shine upon the earth, to dominate the day and the night and to separate light from darkness. And G-d saw that this was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
BMD: We know from Day one that G-d created light which we can assume was the sun. He then made a few alterations to the light sources after reviewing the regeneration of the plant life forms and their requirements for sustainability. We can be certain the second great light was the moon which provided at night visibility from total darkness along with the stars as the planet rotated. This minor light source provided guidance to determine night from day, set times of the day and years.
This alteration was imperative because if our theory of re-creation of the planet holds true, then we could assume that pre-historic animal life forms either hibernated or stayed awake by roaming around in circles following the previous light source which eventually depleted. It is probable some of these life forms lost their way or gave up from traveling. Survival of the fittest seemed to be the rule. Where there are large deposits of dinosaurs and other pre-historic life forms, the climate in general was tropical land and water prior to the ice age. Further most of the pre-historic planet was uninhabitable or at best un-comfortable.
HB: God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures and birds that fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” G-d created the great sea monsters and all living creatures of every kind that creep, which the waters brought forth in swarms; and all the winged birds of every kind. And G-d saw that this was good. G-d blessed them, saying, “Be fertile and increase, fill the waters in the seas and let the birds increase on earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
BMD: We can assume the majority of these living creatures and birds exist today. We are also given a clue that the waters also brought forth some of these living creatures in swarms. It is possible that some of these living creatures lay dormant from the prehistoric ice age or hibernated during the freeze underground. Land turtles for example dig themselves underground in the winter and hibernate. When the spring thaw is finished they wake up and dig themselves out and come to the sunny surface for another season. It is possible that some of these creatures were re-introduced to the planet from another source within G-d’s Universe since He was creating a sustainable planet. As He added each item to the creation of the planet earth and He confirmed it was good, thus sustainable.
HB: God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of living creature; cattle, creeping things and wild beasts of every kind.” And it was so. God made wild beasts of every kind and cattle of every kind and all kinds of creeping things of the earth. And G-d saw that it was good.
And G-d said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” And G-d created man in His image; in the image of G-d He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and G-d said to them, “Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it; and rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky and all the living things that creep on the earth.
God said, “See, I give you every seed bearing plant that is upon all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit; they shall be yours for food. And to all the animals on land, to all birds of the sky, and everything that creeps on earth, in which there is breath of life, [I give] all the green plants for food.” And it was so. And G-d saw all that He had made and found it very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
BMD: So far everything is doing well on planet earth, plants are flourishing, living creatures land and water are thriving and birds are flying. There is morning and there is night, hence the sun and moon are functioning very well as planned. On the sixth day G-d adds cattle, wild beasts and other kinds of living creatures. And last but most important he adds mankind both men and women and He discusses this endeavor with others who are present at the time..
Of importance G-d is talking to the “man and the woman”, giving them instructions to be fertile, to increase the population and to take on the duties of management of the earth, to master them all. G-d advises the man and woman about everything now existing on the planet earth and the food sources for them which appears to be a vegetarian diet. He further elaborates by giving instructions to certain species of animals stating to these animals that all the green plants are their source of food as well.
However, another clue arises in “let the earth bring forth” which could mean there could have been a hidden location on earth which sustained life forms underground during the ice age. There are theories pertaining to the earth’s core. Could this be the place known as the Garden of Eden?
We could assume that since G-d has created a new Universe that perhaps He is from another Universe? Regardless of alternative clues, we can conclude with Genesis One that G-d has established the sustainable planet earth in a Universe.
An example of Divinely authorized global warming.
No matter how you look at it, someone created the gases and the Universe, it didn’t just happen or was it there without reason.
Genesis Two – follows