Saturday, 15 January 2011 16:54

"Bara" and the "Son of God"

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Time for another short Hebrew lesson, once again using the original pictographic form of the language.

Last week we discovered that the very FIRST word of the Bible, 'Beraysheet', which means "in the beginning", revealed the Son of Man pressing himself on the Cross. That was an interesting study that confirmed the New Testament claim that Jesus was slain from the beginning of creation. This week we'll examine the SECOND word of the Bible, 'Bara', which means "created", and see if it has anything additional to offer about the Creator. The results may surprise you.


In the illustration above you can see that the word 'Bara' is the second word in Genesis 1:1, which is read from right-to- left in Hebrew. This word is accurately translated as "created" in our English versions, and the proper meaning of this word can be found in Webster's 'New World Hebrew Dictionary';

Bara/-'ah/-atee v created; (pres bore; fut yeevra; v=b).

From this, we know we have the proper interpretation of the word, at least in our modern day understanding. But there is much more that the word offers in it's original and ancient pictographic form. Consider the meanings of these individual letters as shown in the chart below;

   Beyt      House or Tent   Family/House/Inside
   Resh      Man's Head   First/Top/Beginning
   Aleph      Ox's Head   Strong/Power/Leader

Let's start at the top. Just as the word 'Beraysheet' began with a 'Beyt' and a 'Resh', so the word 'Bara' begins with a 'Beyt' and a 'Resh'. And it has the same pictographic meaning in both instances, which is "son" or "son of", as with the 'Bar Mitzvah' example given last week. 

Then we have an 'Aleph', the ox's head that depicts a powerful leader. And once again, we learned that this was the symbol most commonly associated with God himself, and that the symbol often was used to mean "God".

When we combine these ideas then, the word 'Bara' simply means "Son of God" in the pictographs. In other words, the Son of God was the Creator, as described by John;

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."  (John 1:1) 


For those that don't believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, how would they explain the routine occurrences of examples just like this? How do they explain that this word translated as "created" in the modern Hebrew literally means "Son of God" in the ancient pictographic form? Also, how can the Jewish community deny their Messiah any longer, when the FIRST TWO WORDS of their own Torah identify Jesus Christ as the Son of God who created the world? But there is even more that will be revealed next week.


Next week we will examine the THIRD word in the Bible, the word 'Eloheem', and you will be equally amazed at what the pictographs reveal about Jesus Christ.   

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#4 Mike 2013-01-19 15:16
John, it's posted here on the website in the 'Hebrew Studies' category under 'In The Beginning'.
#3 John 2013-01-19 08:49
could you please send me your study on the word BERAYSHEET.Want to know more.

#2 Bob Jones 2011-09-02 20:31
Here is a complete unpacking of Gen 1 to show that it is the source of John 1:1-4
#1 Jody 2011-01-17 01:51
Thanks for all your hard work and study Mike! And p.s. I love being able to be in class EVERY week now