One in Messiah Congregation

Another look at Gen. 1:1

I see in these few words "In the beginning God created", many things like: joy, cheer, breathe, building, to mention a few.

Below, I look at four words with just a few possible meanings.


beginning -

son -

head (father) -

God (s) -


Gen. 1

[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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In the first verse, I see, in the beginning, the Son, and the head (father) as One - ( - noun common masculine plural absolute - Gods)

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


Shoud I venture to say, I see, the Son, twice (2) and the head (father) as One - ( 3 as One ?) ( - noun common masculine plural absolute - Gods)


1 John 5 [7] For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

John 10 [30] I and my Father are one

John 17 [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

[22] And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

[23] I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.


[24] Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.


H7225 - rê'shîyth - ray-sheeth' - From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit): - beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.


BDB Definition: 1) first, beginning, best, chief - 1a) beginning - 1b) first - 1c) chief - 1d) choice part - Part of Speech: noun feminine


H7218 rô'sh - roshe - From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.): - band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), lead, poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.


BDB Definition: 1) head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning - 1a) head (of man, animals) - 1b) top, tip (of - mountain) 1c) height (of stars) - 1d) chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest) - 1e) head, front, beginning - 1f) chief, choicest, best - 1g) head, division, company, band - 1h) sum - Part of Speech: noun masculine


H1248 - bar - bar - Borrowed (as a title) from H1247; the heir (apparent to the throne): - son. BDB Definition: son, heir

Part of Speech: noun masculine


H1247 - bar - bar - (Chaldee); corresponding to H1121; a son, grandson, etc.: - old, son

BDB Definition: 1) son - Part of Speech: noun masculine


H1121 - bên - bane - From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H1, H251, etc.): - + afflicted, age, [Ahoh-] [Ammon-] [Hachmon-] [Lev-]ite, [anoint-]ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, [Assyr-] [Babylon-] [Egypt-] [Grec-]ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, came up in, child, colt, common, corn, daughter, of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, servant born, soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant[-est], whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.


BDB Definition: 1) son, grandson, child, member of a group - 1a) son, male child - 1b) grandson - 1c) children (plural - male and female) - 1d) youth, young men (plural) - 1e) young (of animals) - 1f) sons (as characterisation, i.e. sons of injustice [for unrighteous men] or sons of God [for angels]) - 1g) people (of a nation) (plural) - 1h) of lifeless things, i.e. sparks, stars, arrows (figuratively) - 1i) a member of a guild, order, class

Part of Speech: noun masculine


H1129 - bânâh - baw-naw' - A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): - (begin to) build (-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), surely.


BDB Definition: 1) to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue - 1a) (Qal) - 1a1) to build, rebuild - 1a2) to build a house (i.e., establish a family) 1b) (Niphal) - 1b1) to be built - 1b2) to be rebuilt - 1b3) established (of restored exiles) (figuratively) - 1b4) established (made permanent) - 1b5) to be built up (of childless wife becoming the mother of a family through the children of a concubine) - Part of Speech: verb


bârâ' - baw-raw' - A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes): - choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).


BDB Definition: 1) to create, shape, form - 1a) (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject) - 1a1) of heaven and earth - 1a2) of individual man - 1a3) of new conditions and circumstances - 1a4) of transformations - 1b) (Niphal) to be created - 1b1) of heaven and earth - 1b2) of birth - 1b3) of something new - 1b4) of miracles - 1c) (Piel) - 1c1) to cut down - 1c2) to cut out - 2) to be fat - 2a) (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat - Part of Speech: verb



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