Albert Einstein’s Formula Encoded in Genesis

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016

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 from that moment on in this study.

In order to grasp more truth from this seemingly easy to understand verse, the author will use a literal translation of Gen 1:1-2 of Leningrad Codex which we will help us discover Albert Einstein’s formula in the Creation of the world.

בְּרֵאשִׁית In the summit בָּרָא filled up אֱלֹהִים the mighty one אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם the heavens וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ׃and the earth  

וְהָאָרֶץ and the earth הָיְתָה existed תֹהוּ without form וָבֹ֔הוּ and empty

וְחֹשֶׁךְ and darkness עַל־פְּנֵי upon the face תְהֹום of the deep abyss

וְרוּחַ And the wind אֱלֹהִים of Elohim מְרַחֶפֶת fluttered עַל־פְּנֵי upon the face הַמָּיִם׃ of the waters

The first word we will study is the word רֵאשִׁית reshyit. This Hebrew word can mean the first in place, time, order or rank; also beginning, chief, principal thing. (Strong) It comes from רֹאשׁ rosh, which means “head.” Since the head is ther first, the highest point, and the most important part of the body, hence רֵאשִׁית reshyit, means something that is first in place, but also the summit in the sense of the highest level or degree attainable and the highest stage of development, or something very important. Therefore we may translate בְּרֵאשִׁית bereshyit, as “in the summit”, or “most importantly.”

The second word in question is בָּרָא bara, meaning feed, choose, create, cut down, dispatch, do, according to Strong, and very often translated as “to create” commonly interpreted to mean “to make something out of nothing.” But to create something out of nothing does not make much sense, because according to Gen 2:7, for instance, the Creator did not make Adam out of nothing but out of the ground. Its literal meaning of “to make (fat)” (in the sense of fattening a cow for food consumption) can be found in 1Sa 2:29.

Wherefore kick ye at My sacrifice and at Mine offering, which I have commanded in My habitation; and honourest thy sons above Me, to make yourselves fat (bara) with the chiefest (reshyit) of all the offerings of Israel My people? (1Sa 2:29 JPS)

What is interesting here is that we see both words in our text (bara and reshyit) used in the same context of fattening with chief offerings.

Therefore, the first verse of the Creation story is telling us that the heavens and earth were not made out of nothing, but they were fattened or filled up.

The next word is אֱלֹהִים elohim, commonly translated as “God.” It is plural of אֱלוֹהַּ , but can also have an alternative spelling אֱלֹהַּ eloah (the final letter hey is pronounced). A short form of it is אֵל el, which comes from the word is אַיִל ayil, meaning strength. אַיִל ayil comes from אוּל ul, to twist, that is, by implication be strong as a rope is stronger (when the threads are twisted) than the threads themselves. Therefore, אֱלֹהִים elohim or אֱלֹהַּ eloah, is one of strength, power(s) or authority.

The reader has noticed that while אֱלֹהִים elohim is plural, the verb בָּרָא bara is singular. In this case we talk about the so-called “royal plural” which is used to embody all the “strengths” of a single ruler, such as a king, or grandeur: the quality of being magnificent, splendid, or grand. And the Creator is such. However, when the verb is plural too, then אֱלֹהִים elohim is to be translated also as plural and the usual translation would be “gods” referring to pagan gods. The verb will show how to translate אֱלֹהִים elohim.

רוּחַ ruach, commonly translated as “Holy Spirit” but literally means “wind” and by implication can be translated also as “breath.” The reason why the Creator has used this word to describe Himself is that as the wind is invisible and strong, so is the Creator. This is His simplest way to explain the Infinite One to the finite humans bounded in magnitude and spatial extent. And wind is nothing less than potential. That is the difference between the atmospheric pressures in two areas: from a high pressure to lower one.

Or, we may say that while Elohim is Power(s), Mighty One, Omnipotent One, His Ruach is the moving force of this Power. This is the present author’s best understanding of such a complex matter.

Now, in order to better understand the Creation story and to find Albert Einstein’s formula in it, we need to involve science as study of the physical and natural world. The first concept we will study is space.

Space is the unlimited expanse of the universe in which the physical presence of the matter (sky and earth) is located and whose dimensions are beyond our understanding. Our reality is the manifestation of space and is made up of the three aspects of the dimension of space x, y, z, along with the single dimension of time, t. In other words space is where the matter is and when it is. In the beginning space was unfilled and matter was without form. According to His will, the Creator started filling up space with matter.

However, there is a “fifth dimension,” a moral one, the status of matter in space and time, or how matter is related to space and time in accordance with the laws of Creation, that is Torah. Space is where the Creator filled up the matter (the heavens and the earth). The Creator has not created space to exist there, the Creator Himself is space where all matter exists.

Mass is the physical world, matter, whose function is to implement the will of the Creator, according to His Creation. Mass is the property of matter that is great in magnitude. The building block of all matter is atom. Atom has a large amount of empty space within it (Gen 1:2). The little space inside an atom is occupied by the nucleus of the atom. Electrons revolve around the nucleus in different energy levels at high speed.

Light is a manifestation of matter in space in other dimension, the magnitude of the brightness of the stars in the heaven in a particular direction. The magnitude of the Creator is also represented by “light” in the Scripture. Space is necessary for light to be transmitted, as we see in the Creation story.

Light has a way (vector) and speed, according to Job 38:19-20 and Job 38:24, and travels everywhere, according to Psa 104:2, Psa 139:7-8, and 1Ti 6:16.

The ancient Sages had no less knowledge and wisdom in this matter than the scientists do today. For example, a 16th century Jewish saying states “Time and Space are One.” And an ancient Jewish mystical saying: “From the condensation of the lights, were the vessels brought into being.”

Energy, that is Elohim, the Omnipotent Creator of the universe, the Power(s) that has created and sustains the universe according to His will. Elohim being Power(s) is in everything. Without Him everything will disintegrate to what it was before the Creation. All matter is energy and energy is light and magnitude of the Creator is light. Matter is simply congealed energy—there is a huge amount of energy packed into every particle of matter.

The famous Jewish physicist Albert Einstein proved that energy (E), mass (m), and speed (C) are entirely related according to his famous equation,


How Albert Einstein’s formula relates to the Creation? Let us read again with understanding:

In the summit the Omnipotence [E] filled up [=] the sky and the land [m] and (because) the land had existed without form and empty and darkness was upon the face of the deep abyss and the Wind of the Mighty One was fluttering [C] upon the face of the water.


1. “E” – Elohim, Powers, Energy, Omnipotence.

2. “=” – filled (to fill both sides of an equation, to equate)

3. “m” – the sky (the place of the winds) and the land, visible and invisible matter, mass.

4. “C” – Ruach, Wind, velocity is speed with prescribed path.

With that being said, we can translate the first two verses of the Creation from a scientific point of view, thus:

In the highest stage of development Energy filled matter and because matter had existed in a physical condition of a disturbance of normal functioning the light/cosmic rays of Energy was much transmitting upon matter.

Now reading (from left to right) the Creation story with Einstein’s formula encoded in it, we see better what might have taken place about 6,000 years ago.

The Creator [E] being Omnipotence Himself while His Ruach was moving [C] with enormous power and energy made the subatomic particles [m] “fatten” first into atoms, molecules, etc. until matter formed and materialized into stars, planets, galaxies, and nebulas.

However, our study does not end here.

After Albert Einstein fled Nazi Germany to America, the Nazi physicists used his equation to create the most destructive weapon ever. They read his formula E=mC2 backwards from right to left and what they read was this: Nuclear fission.

When Einstein learned about the plans of the Nazis to create a nuclear bomb, he was very upset. The U.S. government asked him to help the American scientists create a nuclear bomb.

He did and he regretted until the rest of his days.

A nuclear fission is a reaction in which a large isotope [m] is bombarded by high-speed particles, neutrons. These neutrons are accelerated [C] and then slammed into the unstable isotope, causing it to break into smaller particles releasing a large amount of energy [E]. The high-speed neutrons that are ejected from the isotop become projectiles that initiate other fission reactions. And this process repeat itself in chain reactions in what we call a nuclear explosion.

From that moment Wicked fire was created, and the rest is history.

Because of the law of energy conservation, which states that energy is neither being created nor being lost, but it is being transformed from one form to other, the lost mass in a nuclear reaction must re-emerge as generated energy, according to Einstein’s formula E=mC2. Or simply put, energy is matter and matter is energy.

There is another form of nuclear reaction called nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion occurs naturally in the celestial bodies on their own and uses a virtually unlimited fuel supply – heavy hydrogen, bringing two nuclei close together and as a result a colossal amount of energy is released several times higher than that of the nuclear fission. This requires an extremely high temperature and high density environment.

Our sun is a giant fusion reactor: every second it transforms hundreds of million tons of hydrogen into helium. This is the work of the Creator.

However, men duplicated this process to create the hydrogen bomb.

In conclusion, we may say that Albert Einstein’s formula E=mC2, when read from left to right, brings forth Creation. But when read from right to left: destruction.

May we merit seeing the coming of our Mashiach speedily in our days.