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|
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.