The Luz — the Living Bone of Resurrection

Posted by on Mar 21, 2021 in The Origin

There is a Jewish tradition that there is a bone in the human body called luz. The Hebrew word for luz, whose origin is unknown, is used only once in the entire Scripture. In the JPS translation, luz is rendered “almond”, but other translation may have it as “chestnut” or “hazel”, And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, making the white appear which was in the...

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The Second Day of Creation

Posted by on Oct 13, 2020 in The Origin

There is a peculiarity in the Creation story. All days of creation are declared good with the concluding formula “it was good”, but it seems that the second day, when the waters were separated above and below the expanse, was not declared good. Why the narrator of the Creation story has omitted it, or has he omitted it all? And who was the narrator of the Creation, in the first place, because it was impossible for Mosheh to know the epic work of the Creator...

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The Dark Side of Noach’s Curse

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in The Origin

There is something curious in the Noach story. The apostle called Noach “a preacher of righteousness” (2Pe 2:5), but the only time he opened his mouth was to curse his grandson Kanaan. Why? Noach and his family left the ark to see a world devoid of living souls; they were the mankind on the face of the earth. The first thing Noach did was to plant a vineyard and grow the fruits of the vine. Then, he got drunk, because the righteous Noach struggled with his...

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The Forbidden Fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in The Origin

The forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is mysterious as the tree itself. But what was the forbidden fruit and what was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden? It is a Christian tradition that it was an apple, but this could have been a tradition associated with the pagan traditions involving Athena with an apple (in the Greek mythology, Athens is a goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare, identified with...

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Did Everything Die in the Universal Flood?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in The Origin

The account in Gen 7:21-23 says that all flesh that moved on the earth, birds, cattle, beast, and every swarming thing that swarms, and all people perished in the flood. In other words, all in whose nostrils was the breath of life and all that was on the dry land, died. The Creator blotted out every living substance which was upon the face of the earth; and only Noach and his family were left, and the living creatures that were with him in the ark. The words of Gen 7:17,...

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Mystery of Origin of Life

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Oneness of the Creator, The Origin

The origin of life by the Spirit of Elohim and the inspiring with life from the Breath of the Almighty has always been a mystery. Elohim created man in His image and since then Adam’s creation is repeated in the formation of every human being. Thus, man became the image of Elohim not in the bodily form, but by the merit of His Breath by which he became a living soul. Man will never truly comprehend the mystery of origin of life and the way he was created. Yet, Newton...

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Is the Earth Really Billion Years Old?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in The Origin

How old is the Earth? The Torah says that the Creator made the universe and everything in it in six days. But the science claims it is billions years old. The present author’s understanding of this is that the Earth is about 6,000 years old. There is a good reason for this interpretation since the Psalmist writes (Psa 90:4): For a thousand years in Your eyes are like yesterday that has past, or like a watch in the night. For more information on this refer to chapter...

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Albert Einstein’s Formula Encoded in Genesis

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in The Origin

Albert Einstein’s formula E=mC2 is probably the most notable mathematical equation. But how Einstein’s formula relates to the Creation of the world, as recorded in Genesis?  Let us start from the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is the most recognizable translation of the verse in the Scripture. But being faithful to the desire to discover the Truth in the details, we need to go deeper than this, as we will do...

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