Genesis 1 - The Trinity, Creation of Adam and Eve, Relationships

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Journey Through Genesis


Genesis 1


The Trinity 

Creation of Adam and Eve

G-d's Blessing on Relationships ©


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC


Our Devri Torah Limood is in the loving Memory of those who are dear to us who have departed for the life to come... May they rest in peace. 


Those who learn with us in this here in Journey Through Genesis would also find our Course Gematria And Mysticism in GENESIS interesting.  We cover additional information on this subject in Bereisheit 113 Lesson 1.


Audio: The Trinity


Audio: Creation Of Adam And Chavah


Audio: G-d's Blessings On Marriage Relationships


Bereisheit / Genesis 1.26

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל־הָאָרֶץ וּבְכָל־הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל־הָאָרֶץ


This discussion is based on Genesis 1.26-28; Bereisheit 1.26 - 2.8


Jewish Translation

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Bereisheit 1.26


King James Version - 

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1.26

Dr. Akiva Gamliel's Translation

And G-d Said, [to the Angles] Let Us Make [everything from the first Letter of the Aleph Bet, the Letter Aleph to the last Letter of the Aleph Bet the Letter Tav of Ha Adam] man in Our [Spiritual] Image, after Our [Spiritual] Likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Bereisheit / Genesis 1.26


Many are unaware of what is actually being conveyed in Genesis 1.26.  Those of us who understand the meaning Ha Torah is Conveying need to do a much better job or relating the accurate meaning. Why? Many depend upon us to convey the intention in addition to the actual meaning. Those that do not understand Hebrew must rely on those who do understand to properly convey what is being said and what is intended.  Notice the translations above.


Notice the second Word from the right in the Hebrew Text of Bereisheit 1.26; Genesis 1.26.  The second Word is  אֱלֹהִים  Elokim, meaning G-d, gods, judge, judges ruler, rulers.   (See Strong's Reference Number 430)  Elokim is plural.  Does this mean G-d is more than One?  No! How do we know this?  The Word Elokim when it makes reference to G-d our Creator is ALWAYS single. How do we know this?  Devarim 6.4; Deuteronomy 6.4 says, 'Hear Yisroel, Hashem our G-d, Hashem is One.'  Here Moshe records that the יְהוָֹה Word Hashem our G-d is one. The Word Hashem is always singular.  So even though the Word אֱלֹהִים  Elokim, G-d is a Plural Word when the reference is to G-d the Creator the meaning is singular.


Devarim 6.4; Deuteronomy 6.4

 שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָֹה ׀ אֶחָד:


Jewish Translation

Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord, Devarim 6.4


King James Version

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Deuteronomy 6.4

Dr. Akiva Gamliel's Translation

'Hear Yisroel, Hashem our G-d, Hashem is One.' Devarim 6.4




Then in addition to this we read many time in Ha Torah the combined Words Hashem G-d {The L-rd G-d}.  Notice Genesis 2.18; Bereisheit 2.18


וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהִים לֹא־טוֹב הֱיוֹת הָאָדָם לְבַדּוֹ אֶעֱשֶׂה־לּוֹ עֵזֶר כְּנֶגְדּוֹ


 וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהִים

Vah Yoh Mehr - Hashem Elokim, meaning the L-rd G-d Said is singular even though the Word Elokim is plural.  Why? Every usage of the Word אֱלֹהִים  Elokim when used to make reference to G-d our Creator is always singular in Ha Tenach; the Christian Old Testament.


Sense G-d is One where do we get the Words 'Let Us Make'?  These Words are implied.  The words 'Let Us' are implied.  They do not exist in the Hebrew Text. The Words 'Let Us' are inserted to help explain the Words  בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ Bih Tzah Lih Mah Nu  -  Kee Dih Mooh Tah Nu meaning in Our [Spiritual] Image in Our [Spiritual] Likeness.  Both of these Words are plural.  


However when the words 'Let Us' are inserted into the English translations one must be careful to also convey the proper meaning.  And G-d Said, [to the Angles] Let Us Make [everything from Aleph to Tav of Ha Adam] man in Our [Spiritual] Image, after Our [Spiritual] Likeness... (References: Rabbi Yisrael Isser Zvi Herczeg, The Sapirstein Edition Rashi Bereisheit / Genesis {Brooklyn, New York: Mesorah Publications, Ltd. First Edition 10th impression 2007}, p 139; Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz and Rabbi Nosson Scherman, The Artscroll Tanach Series - Bereishis Vol. I(a) (Brooklyn, New York: Mesorah Publications, Ltd. 3rd Impression, 1989), pp 67-75;)


NOW additional reference to what I am stating is found in the Hebrew Text Bereisheit 1.27; Genesis 1.27.



Bereisheit / Genesis 1.27

 וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים ׀ אֶת־הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ 

בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם



Jewish Translation

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female He created them. Bereisheit 1.27


King James Version - 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1.27

Dr. Akiva Gamliel's Translation

And He, G-d, Created [everything from Aleph to Tav of Ha Adam] the man in His [Spiritual] Image in the [Spiritual] Likeness, of G-d, He Created him Male and Her Female [He] Created them. Bereisheit 1.27


Verse 27 Gives account of the actual creation of Humankind.  In Verse 27 we see that וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים Vah Yih Vih Raw - Elokim as being used is used in the SINGULAR format.  Ha Torah States, 'And He, G-d Created.'   


Verse 27 Gives account of the actual creation of humankind.  Ha Torah Says,  וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים 'And He, G-d Created [SINGULAR]  בְּצַלְמוֹ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים  in His [Spiritual] Image [SINGULAR] in His [Spiritual] Form [SINGULAR].   So in the actual creation of humankind G-d Created in the singular.  G-d Created one being that we call אֶת־הָאָדָם Eht - Ha Adam, Everything from the first Letter of the Aleph Bet to the last Letter of the Aleph Bet of the man.  The human creation was first One soul then second One body.  It is very important to notice the 'them' in the Hebrew Text. In Bereisheit 1.27; Genesis 1.27 there is no mention of a body.  The only mention is Spiritual.  Again, in His בְּצַלְמוֹ [Spiritual] Image [SINGULAR] in His בְּצֶלֶם [Spiritual] Form [SINGULAR].  It is important to note that the soul for humankind was created in advance of the body.  The Essence of humankind was created on Yom Sheini, the second day after the creation of the angles.


The Word הָאָדָם Ha Adam which is used in creation of humankind is masculine. This is very important to note.  Why?  Chavah, Eve, the Woman was a part of man in the Created Ha Adam. Adam Ha Reshon, Adam the first man, and Chavah Ha Reshonah and Eve the first Woman shared the same body originally. Chavah was separated from the back side of Ha Adam. Chavah was not taken from a rib. This is for another discussion.  Note what Ha Torah Says,  בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם:  He [G-d] Created אֹתוֹ זָכָר meaning him male,  וּנְקֵבָה  meaning her female. Then we notice בָּרָא אֹתָם [He] Created them.


It is from the Text in Bereisheit 1.27 that we learn the Spiritual Form of G-d is both a Masculine Form and a Feminine Form.  When G-d Separated Ha Adam the soul which was one was divided.  Adam was one half of the original soul of Ha Adam.  Chavah was one half of the original soul of Ha Adam.    There is where we get the concept of our 'soul mate'. Two half souls equal a whole soul. {References: Rabbi Moshe Weissman, The Midrash Says (Brooklyn, New York:  Benei Yakov Publications 1980), pp. 31-33}


וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם אֱלֹהִים פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץ וְכִבְשֻׁהָ וּרְדוּ בִּדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבְכָל־חַיָּה הָרֹמֶשֶׂת עַל־הָאָרֶץ:


In Verse 28 we observe the Blessing of G-d as the Righteous Judge on Adam and Chavah on their physical union on their sexual activity as a married couple with the Words,  וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים.  Then we observe G-d Instruction וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם אֱלֹהִים to Adam and Chavah. G-d Said to Adam and to Chavah, פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץ be fruitful and multiply and fill [everything from Aleph to Tav] of the earth.  This is how we know a homosexual life style is wrong.  Children are not produced from a gay or lesbian lifestyle.  The Blessing of G-d IS ONLY ON the husband Wife relationship!!  This does not mean that one should be mean to Gay or lesbian people.  We should be kind and loving to all of G-d's creatures. 


In addition to this please very carefully note that the Blessing of G-d is not on single individuals.  The Blessing of G-d is on the married relationship. This is one reason why I remarried after divorcing.  This is why I sought a new mate. The Blessing of G-d is on the married relationship. Our Creator heals over the wounds of a misplaced marriage with a new special individual in one's life, kaw naw nah haw raw!  May marriage continue to be blessed! It is wise to support marriage when possible.


This Verse of Ha Torah Teaches the only life style that G-d Blessed was that of a man and of a woman who joined as a married couple.  One can produce all the scientific research on genes being related to a particular life styles that they choose but it does not change Ha Torah.  I acknowledge the potential of these studies. I acknowledge that we so to speak live in a modern society but again this does not change what our Creator has Instructed.  I understand and empathize with the struggles we may face and will try to encourage and assist as I can.  I hope you will also assist us at B'nai Noach Torah Institute with you gifts of kindness.


May Hashem Bless each of us with understanding that G-d Created [singular] created humankind in His [singular] image and that each of us who are single are to seriously seek for our mate so that our lives will be blessed by the first Blessing G-d pronounced over man and woman.


Blessings, Love and peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel


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