This work has been put together to dispel erroneous ideas in circulation, to help provide an understanding between science and creation and give people a better understanding on how God operates and His reasons for doing certain things.
While not everyone will agree on some of the conclusions drawn, currently, many theologians lean towards some ideas provided. As Gods creation, until we have the honor of standing before Him in eternity, where we will know all things, right now we see through a glass darkly.
This study took over a week to compile using original language material. I do not profess to be a Hebrew or Greek scholar but have access to the same original language material that any true scholar has available to them. I have studied the works of many theologians, various material, different translations of the scriptures and taken generally the mainstream thrust.
This study is by no means exhaustive. As is the case with scripture, every verse could yield a volume on their own. I have kept things concise, my points speak for themselves and where it is not entirely clear I have expanded my notes.
This study will help to reconcile and dispel the following:
Some churches push that Adam was not the only created man, that there were other men that were created otherwise how did Adams offspring find wives in other cities.
Science has stated the age of the earth as being millions and even hundreds of millions of years old. How can we account for this when scripture “appears” to mention a six day creation cycle taking place around six to seven thousand years ago?
How can God create man and then wipe him out in a massive flood? What sort of God is that?
Was the flood actually worldwide and did it cover all land masses?
Many more questions are answered and will give the scholar and seeker of truth, the ability to deal with the above issues and many others that arise.
Genesis 1.1: “Beginning” Hebrew: Re'Shiyth, principal thing, first in place. Here the original work of creation is described from the very beginning of the earth. The earths original creation whatever date that is determined to be.
“God” Hebrew: Elohim, plural – more than one personality is described here. God is not monotheistic.
“Created” Hebrew: Bara, to bring into being from nothing. This word is used only seven times in Genesis chapter 1 and 2. 7 = perfection. The total perfection of this original creation is fully implied. Deut. 32.4 “He is the Rock, his work is perfect.” The earth is brought into existence and was perfect at this point in time.
Eccl.3.11&14: “He has made everything beautiful in his time; also he has set the world in their heart so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end. I know that whatever God does it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it nor anything taken from it and God does it that men should fear before him.”
2 Sam. 22.31: “As for God, his way is perfect….”
Job 38.4-7: “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare if you have understanding. Who has laid the measure thereof, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it. On what are the foundations fastened or who has laid the cornerstone thereof when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy."
The Greek word “Kosmos” (rendered often as an ornament of beauty) Isaiah 45.18: For thus says the Lord that created the heavens: God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited; I am the Lord and there is none else.”
God's purpose in creation is to make to make perfect.
“Heaven” Hebrew: Shameh, is always plural. There are three heavens: 1. Clouds, the arch of the sky or atmosphere. 2. Stars, planets, galaxies etc 3. Heaven: Gods dwelling place.
This verse refers to first and second heavens as God existed before all time and before all creative events as an eternal being not bound by time.
“Earth” Hebrew: Erets, to be firm. In verse 10 called dry land, its original state in creation. Here is verse one before it was covered in water in verse 2.
“Heaven and Earth” in this verse has the Hebrew figures of speech, article and particle before each word which distinguishes them clearly from the “Heavens and Earth” mentioned in Genesis 2.1
Note this distinction please.
Summary of Genesis 1.1 “In the original work of creation, divine beings, though the one and only God, created from nothing, in the distant past, perfect and beautiful heavens and earth, completely ordered without blemish as an ornament.”
Genesis 1.1 refers to the original work of all creation. There is unmistakably a definite gap and break in time between Genesis 1.1 and Genesis 1.2. If and when scientists finally agree and infallibly prove the actual age of the earth, it will not conflict with the Genesis account but it will give us the time period that stands between these two verses. This is fact.
Genesis 1.2 “Was” Hebrew: Hayah, became, translated “became” 67 times, “came to pass” 505 times, “become” 66 times. The earth “became” without form and void and was not created without form and void. Soimething has happened between this statement and verse 1.
“Without form and void” Hebrew: Tohu va Bohu” waste and empty, but was not originally created
waste and empty. Isaiah 45.18 “Vain” is “Tohu” meaning empty.
“Darkness” Hebrew: Choschek, from the root word Chashak – to withhold, to hold back, to obscure light. Light existed outside of the earths sphere but was held back in judgement. Passages as an example of this are:
Ex. 10.21: “and the Lord said to Moses, stretch out your hand towards heaven that there may be darkness upon the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.”
Joel 2.31: “The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”
Rev. 6.12: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal and lo there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sack cloth of hair and the moon became as blood.”
Rev. 8.12: And the fourth angel sounded and the third part of the sun was mitten and a third part of the moon and a third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened and day shone not for a third part of it and the night likewise.”
Christ's crucifixion, light withheld because of judgement. Darkness speaks of judgement when light is withheld.
The light of the heavens is being held back through an act of judgement.
“Deep” Hebrew: Tehoum, surging mass, depth, flood.
Summary of Genesis 1.2: “Through rebellion, judgement came upon the perfect earth by flood and the earth became waste and empty. As the light was withheld, perpetual darkness was upon the earth. Then the Spirit of God moved upon the waters, beginning the heavens and the earth which are now.”
Genesis 1.1 Original Perfect Creation. The earth created like and ornament in a state of perfection.
Genesis 1.2 Judgement through sin.
Genesis 1.3-31 The restorative account – a recreation, not an original creation.
Aside from the first verse we are now dealing with Gods restorative acts to re-establish the earth.
From Genesis 1.3 onwards throughout Genesis, chapters one and two “Made” and “Make” are used instead of the word “create” (Hebrew: Bara) meaning a reconstruction of existing material and not an original work of creation.
In Genesis 1.1 the heavens were created first and from Genesis1.2 the earth is now dealt with, which means verse 1 clearly shows prior acts of God. The stars rejoiced at the creation of the earth, Job 38.4-7, so they were not created (Bara) in Genesis 1.14 and this holds true for the physical stars, or interpretations that the stars were angelic beings. Either way they were there first.
What then caused the state of judgement and waste in Genesis 1.2? Flood and darkness is always depicted in scripture as judgement upon sin. Isaiah 14.12-14 speaks of the fall of Satan. “How are you fallen from heaven O Lucifer, son of the morning, how are you cut down to the ground who did weaken nations! For you said in your heart I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also on the mount of the congregation in the sides of the north, I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.”
Satan had fallen before Adam yet here he is spoken of as weakening nations. What nations?
Ezekiel 28:11-17 speaks of Satan in Eden before His fall. Eden signifies paradise. This Eden was not Adam and Eve's Eden, but a place of beauty on earth prior to Adam and Eve. Satan came and tempted Eve in the garden as a fallen being in rebellion to God.
Jeremiah 4.23-26 is a direct reference to Genesis 1.2.
“I beheld the earth and lo it was without form and void and the heavens had no light. I beheld the mountains and lo they trembled and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld and lo there was no man and all the birds of the heaven were fled. 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.”
A description of the earth under a curse. In Noah's flood there was still light and life and a social order (Noah and his family).
From these Old Testament references, it is clear that the catastrophe of Genesis 1.2 was a direct result of Satan’s sin and fall. It is also clear that a social system existed upon the earth prior to Genesis 1.2 and that Satan had weakened them in sin against God, bringing about judgement of the then known world. (Archeology shows there were extremely advanced civilisations, that had the means of flying, nuclear weaponry, advanced building and warfare inventions). That is why Ecclesiastes can say there is nothing new under the sun.
New Testament References:
2 Peter 3.5-6
Verse 5: “By the Word of God” and “the earth standing out of the water” Speaking of an original creation Genesis 1.1.
“The world that then was,” “World” Greek: Kosmos, here speaks of ornament.
Hebrews: Exodus 33.5-6, Isaiah 49.18, Jeremiah 4.30 etc. It is the opposite of chaos. The root meaning “Bara” to create, also means to carve, polish, plane; all implying beauty or a finished work.
The word “Kosmos” is also associated with a social system.
Match 2 Peter 3.5-6 in with Genesis 1.2.
The world that then was by the Word of God perished (Genesis 1.1-2) and the heavens and the earth which are now by the same word (Genesis 1.2-31)
Two social systems are mentioned in 2 Peter 3.5-6.
Matthew 13.34-35 “Foundation” Greek: “Katabole” means to overthrow or cast down and in many New Testament verses, should have been translated “casting down” or “overthrowing.”
(e.g. Matt. 25.34, Luke 11.50, John 17.24, Eph. 1.4, Heb.4.3, Heb. 9.26, Heb. 11.10, 1 Pet.1.20, 2 Peter 3.5-8)
“Katabole” in the New Testament is always used with “Kosmos” (social order).
In Genesis 1.1 we have the “themelios” founding of the earth. In Genesis 1.2 we have the “Katabole,” casting down of the then world order. From a sampling of selected passages, it is evident from scripture that a pre-Adamic social system existed and through sin was destroyed by the withholding of light and a flood. The present world needed re-ordering, re-modelling, re-making, so the original purposes of God could be realised. Isaiah 45.18.
This analytical account of the Genesis creation dovetails perfectly with scientific, geological and archeological accounts and yet totally disproves evolution which has since been disproved by genuine searching scientists and anthropologists.
The older rock strata can often be found at the top and vice versa as if whole mountains or regions have been torn up and cast upside down. Geological studies show the earth has seen cataclysmic upheaval and disaster on a massive scale not at all consistent with Noah's flood. These occurrences are not attributed to tectonic plate movements as they occur worldwide in areas far removed from such surface interruptions or plate shifting.
Geology shows two sedimentation layers proving two universal floods. Genesis 1.2 we shall call Lucifers flood and Genesis 7, Noah's flood. The earth is shown in scientific accounts as all continents originally being fitted together in one large continent and in fact when all continents are brought together, they fit as one large puzzle. Scripture says the earth was divided into separate continents in the days of “Peleg” Genesis 10.25 and “Peleg” in the Hebrew, means to split, divide and earthquake.
Archaeological studies show that the earth has seen major disaster even before Noah's flood which caused sedimentation layering but not vast surface upheaval. Schools of fossilised fish have been discovered showing them arced or bent in the throes of immediate death, something that does not occur in a normal death, then prone expiration. Herds of mammoths have been discovered in Siberia preserved whilst standing with food of tropical origin in their mouths. Many such accounts prove immediate preservation in an instant of time and this would occur immediately if the suns light were withheld even for a second. In Noah's flood, fish survived and animals died slowly and in pain as they were drowned and would not have been eating calmly.
Genesis 1.3 “Let” No original act of creation is implied in its abundant use in scripture. The sense conveyed is “made to appear” or “to make visible.” speaking of a restoration of already existing materials.
“Be Light” There is no verb “to be” in Hebrew. This means “become light,” darkness is banished and the light is once more made to shine. The Solaric Covenant is established : the ordering of the luminaries is not established until day 4.
Summary of Genesis 1.3. The first spoken Word of God brings light into darkness. Psalms 119.31, 2 Cor. 4.6, as in recreation God brings light, He is light.
Genesis 1.6-7 “Made” Hebrew: Asaph, again not implying original creation out of nothing but a restoration of existing materials. It is the opposite of “Bara” to create from nothing.
“Firmament” Expanse, spread out. The visible arch of the sky. The waters divided above and below. The waters above, created a lens encapsulating effect, like a huge greenhouse. This moderated temperatures worldwide, which caused a luxurious growing environment and watered the earth through vapour.
This water envelope, which later fell upon the earth in Noah's flood, prevented the entrance of UV light, a known ageing catalyst in man and life in general. After the flood, temperatures fluctuated widely during the night and day; along with seasons and caused a decline in the age of man’s lifespan through UV penetration. The increase in sin also brought a decrease in man’s life span as sin works death.
Genesis 1.21 “Created” Hebrew “Bara”. First time used again since Genesis 1.1. New life from nothing requires creation.
Genesis 1.26 “Let Us” plurality of the Godhead indicated here yet again. Here the divine “purpose” of God is stated and in Genesis 1.27 but the act (not purpose) is described in Genesis 2.7 and Genesis 2.21-24. These two “apparent” accounts are not speaking of two creations of man as some churches suggest but the same event. One describes the intent or purpose while one describes the actual event.
Genesis 1.27 “Created” Hebrew: “Bara” create from nothing.
“Man” in Hebrew with the “definite article” and the “demonstrative figure” of speech “Eth” to indicate that the man created here was the one and same man in Genesis 2.7 removing completely the idea we are studying two separate accounts.
Genesis 1.28 “Then” Apparently this seems to point to a creation of man and woman at the same time and appears to be a separate creation. A study of the “Massorah” explanatory notes to the original manuscripts, show this word is emphasised by a Hebrew figure of speech called “prolepsis” rendered “ampliatio” which is known as anticipatory. Therefore Genesis 1.26-28 is anticipating something to come yet future but speaking of it as in the present. e.g. Hebrews 2.8.
Genesis 2.1 “Heavens and the earth.” Without the definite article hence “The heavens and the earth which are now.” 2 Peter 3.7. Without the article here, clearly portrays this is not the original work of creation but the accomplishment of the restorative acts of God. All other occurrences have the article except Genesis 2.1.
Genesis 1.1-2.3 is an overall summary with some anticipation “prolepsis.”
Genesis 2.4-25 gives the actual details of the former more clearly.
Genesis 2.4 Generations of the heavens and the earth extend from Genesis 2.4 to Genesis 4.26.
From Genesis 2.4 the Divine being becomes “Lord God” or in Hebrew Jehovah Elohim – God in Covenant relationship with man. There is again an emphasis that Genesis 1.26-28 were anticipatory for if man was created here then Jehovah Elohim would have been used.
Genesis 2.5 “Not a man to till the ground” Hebrew without the “article” showing mankind was not created till Adam in the restorative acts of God..
Genesis 2.7 “Formed” Hebrew “Yatsar” as a potter moulds or forms. See Isaiah 64.8. How can we reconcile Genesis 1.26-28 with Genesis 2.7 when create and mold are used. In Genesis 1.26 “make” not create is used showing us that Genesis 2.7 is correct in describing how the body was made. In Genesis 1.27 “Bara” is used; to create from nothing, which is in accordance as the spirit and soul of man are originally created elements.”
“Man” Hebrew: “Eth-ha” Adam, with the article and particle; again a direct joining with the purpose (prolepsis) in Genesis 1.27. It should read, “This same man Adam.”
Adam without the article, denotes mankind generally e.g. Genesis 1.26, 2.5, 5.1.
Adam with the article, denotes the man, Adam, though in English rendered man; e.g. Genesis 1.27 (twice) 2.7, 2.8, 2.15, 2.16, 2.19, etc.
God formed man’s body from the dust of the earth (yatsar) as a potter. Then God breathed “the breath of life into his nostrils.” As soon as the breath of life which became man’s Spirit, made contact with the formed body, the soul was produced “and man became a living soul.” John 6.63 “It is the Spirit which gives life.”
The Word life in “breath of life” is plural in the Hebrew suggesting a two fold life: Soul and Spirit.
Genesis 2.7 Not a literal death for Adam and Eve continued for hundreds of years. Death here was not yet physical but commenced immediately in the Spirit.
Physical death is cessation of communication with the environment.
Spiritual death is cessation of communication with God.
The Spirit, strictly speaking, is not dead, but dead to God; in its ability to communicate with God as long as the person remains in sin.
Adams, descendants, because of sin, caused a uniting of Soul and Spirit and therefore a dividing becomes necessary. Hebrews 4.12. Man became soulish, living in the realm of the soul.
Genesis 2.19 No contradiction with Genesis 2.19 and Genesis 1.25-26. As we have seen, this is the act of the divine purpose stated in Genesis 1.25-26.
Genesis 4.3 “Process of time” considerable period of time intimated.
Genesis 4.14 “Everyone that finds me will slay me.” Who shall slay him? A casual reading of this early account in Genesis seems to show the existence of Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel and no others.
The posterity of Cain comes in the first “Toledoth” - The generation of the heavens and the earth and not in the book of the “generations of Adam.” (Genesis 5.1)
The posterity of Seth commences with the “generations of Adam.” The two accounts are distinct and deal with two different subjects. There were 130 years before Seth was born and substituted in the line of the promised seed.
In the 130 years after Cain, Adam would have had many sons and daughters as he did in the 800 years after Seth. He was commanded to multiply and fill the earth.
If Abel died aged 125 and had descendants (the evidence points to much longer lives ) and also Cain along with Adams other offspring, by very conservative estimates there would have been at least half a million people on earth already, (given that conservative 125 years) and before Cain was sent out. Sufficient to build other cities for him to find a wife and to be afraid of being killed for his deed.
It is generally assumed that Adam and Eve had no other children apart from those named, yet this idea is erroneous as Adam and Eve would have had many children, even twins, triplets etc. God’s blessing on the command to be fruitful and multiply would cause many children to be born.
Intermarriage at this stage was not condemned by law and furthermore as man is contaminated by sin and that sin brings death, the physical regenerative deficiencies became more of a threat as time went on. Initially, the effects of sin on the regenerative nature of man would have had minimal effects earlier on.
Genesis 4.26 “Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.” In the Hebrew it is rendered “Began to call upon their Gods by the name of Jehovah” or “began to profanely call upon the name of the Lord.” This lead to Genesis 6 and judgement. The inference in the original languages is worship of the stars and of idols, calling them Gods and this will have much to do with the fallen angels and man as we shall see.
The family lines by the time of Noah's flood had become so spiritually and physically polluted by sin that Enoch prophesied of their destruction. Jude 14. He foretold the flood by naming his son Methuselah which means “when he is dead, it (the deluge) will come”
Genesis 6.1 “Men” with the article, meaning Adam, taking us back to Adam and his seed multiplying on the earth.
Genesis 6.2 “Sons of God” These are angels: fallen angels. Only by a divine specific act of creation can anything be called a son of God. John 3.6. Hence Adam is called a son of God in Luke 3.38
Those in Christ having the new nature which is by direct creation of God can be and are called “Sons of God.” John 1.13, Romans 8.14-15
Wherever this expression is used in the Old Testament it refers to angels. Job 1.6, 2.1, 38.7.
In Genesis 6.2 the Septuagint renders this expression “Angels.”
There was a fall of angels. Jude 6 and 7. They left their glorified, spiritual bodies and came after strange flesh involving themselves in sexual sin, abominable before God. This occurred in the “days of Noah.” 1 Peter 3.19-20, 2 Peter 2.4 and for this sin they were reserved until judgement and are in prison.
The offspring from this forbidden union between fallen angels and mankind in Genesis 6.2-4, resulted in the Nephilim (giants) of Genesis 6.4, giving rise to Greek myths and legends and legends dating back to all tribal groups worldwide. Legends were based on the reality of these beings that were of great size and superhuman. Their purpose was to pollute mankind genetically in order to prevent the promised seed of woman coming to redeem man. Satan’s aim was to corrupt the DNA of mankind.
The purpose of the flood was to wipe out the corrupted DNA of man.
Genesis 6.9 “Perfect in his generations.” Noah was the only human being left along with his sons and daughters in law, who were still genetically pure, untainted by this corrupted DNA from angelic interference.
Even after the flood, the same tactics were used by the enemy to inhabit the promised land ahead of the Exodus to contest its occupation by the coming seed.
The giant races in scripture are called: Kenites, kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaims, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, Jebusites, Hivites, Anakins, Emims, Hurims, Avims, Zanzummins, Caphtorims and Nephilim.
Nephilim means “fallen ones” and they are again spoken of in Numbers 13.33, translated “giants.”
Instead of Rephaim being translated as “giants” unfortunately it has been translated as “dead” in the following scriptures;
Job 26.5, Psalm 88.10, Provers 2.18, 9.18, 21.16, Isaiah 26.19 and translated as deceased in:
Isaiah 26.14 (and resurrection for them). In these verses, giant bodies are referred to, not wickedness.
The above was why Israel was commanded to destroy completely all these tribes and people groups without sparing life. This was not done and many escaped to other countries worldwide explaining myths, legends, the building of massive structures that defy modern day science today. They had huge brain capacities and of course were demonically inspired as well.
The Roman legions ended up warring against these giant tribes that numbered hundreds of thousands and finished the job the Israelites were commanded to do.
Isaiah shows these beings are now in hell, not to be resurrected but the angelic beings are locked in Tartarus, awaiting their release upon the earth in the Last Days.