Parsha Bo: Creation, Exodus and the Rescue from Oblivion (Exodus 10:1-13:16)

Lots of people do want to divide God in different entities and different characters, and then so called have a figure which is beyond human comprehension.

But the God of gods is a God of clarity and order, who ordered everything, giving it a place, having it to become ordered by the end of the present times, coming into its coming to entirety at the end of times.

We should be happy that God continues to work at His Plan, which in the end shall come to be finished like He wants it to be, whatever man might do. Until then He is patient and lets human beings try out things and lets them bungle, in the hope man would learn form their mistakes and shall try not to blunder over God’s creation.

God has given His message of love to the world, now its time for the world to do something with that message of hope.

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To remember:

read Bible long enough => begin to see patterns ><<= biblical gematria

certain themes keep repeating themselves

an archetype or instance found in Tanach will repeat itself much later in the life of Jeshua or his apostles

== fractal aspect to Scripture = Seemingly divergent and disconnected parts resemble each other, and a part resembles the whole

Scripture = fractal. Nature = fractal.

Genesis 1:2 “tohuva’bohu” = “without form and void” or “waste and welter” > presents some interesting questions as to the cosmology described in Genesis 1.

Genesis 1 plausible translation by Robert Alter:

“When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God’s breath hovering over the waters, God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.”

> story mysteriously starting with the world in the state of mess and ruin.

God in Bereshith is taking this Tohu va’bohu and reforming it into something very good.

In same sense Hashem brings humanity out of the waste and welter of the primordial chaos he brings Israel out of Rameses and Egypt and us out of the chaotic world system.

==> Creation is our exodus from oblivion

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  • The Origins Of Human Beings According To Ancient Sumerian (thecontroversialfiles.net)
    When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen; When of the gods none had been called into being, And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained; Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven, Lahmu and Lahamu were called into being…
    Sumerian mythology claims that, in the beginning, human-like gods ruled over Earth. When they came to the Earth, there was much work to be done and these gods toiled the soil, digging to make it habitable and mining its minerals. The texts mention that at some point the gods mutinied against their labour.
  • One of the ‘secrets’ being discussed in my new book… (docjp.wordpress.com)
    How careful we are on the Earth to keep our records private, when everything we do is public knowledge on the Astral region. Just one more thing most people do not realize about the Reality of Life. But perhaps more people should be aware of this… what do you think?
  • Why are we on earth? (meditationscatholiques.wordpress.com)
    To be a human being means to come from God and to go to God. Our origin goes back farther than our parents. We come from God,  in whom all the happiness of heaven and earth is at home,  and we are expected in his everlasting,  infinite blessedness.  Meanwhile we live on this earth. Sometimes we feel that our Creator is near; often we feel nothing at all. So that we might find the way home, God sent us his Son, who freed us from sin, delivers us from all evil, and leads us unerringly into true life. He is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6).
  • Passover: Liberty & Freedom are the Inalienable Rights of Every Human Being (blogs.timesofisrael.com)
    I have been blessed with many different seder experiences that exemplify this notion of “liberty” and “freedom”. Not long after Glasnost and Perestroika, I went to the Former Soviet Union for two years with congregants during Pesach. We brought in much needed medical supplies, taught about Pesach and led Pesach seders in Minsk, Vitebsk, Gomel and Mogilev (all in Belarus). After the first seder, one woman approached us with tears streaming down her face, “I am 40 years old and this is my first Pesach seder. Thank you!” Up until then, the Jewish community had not been allowed to celebrate, and there was no one who knew the rituals.
  • Bible lesson # 17: There are male shrine prostitutes who promote idols (ivarfjeld.com)
    Men like to brand prostitution like trade in sexual favors. Buying and selling of sex. But God of the Bibles have a different view on this, and explains to us that prostitution is much more than buying and selling of unlawful sex. The Bible speaks about Spiritual prostitution. This kind of adultery towards God starts with making an image or an idol. The moment you brand such production as anything but sin, you have become a member of a prostitution racket.
  • Your Body, your Health, your Responsibility (reve-pavilion.co.uk)
    We are informed that the average length of people’s life is getting longer. The main factors that account for the fact that the average age to which people live has increased since Victorian times are also multiple. Many more babies survive thanks to medical improvements than used to be the case. Improved living conditions, housing, safer working conditions, clean water, better management of waste and improved diets have played a good part.
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    Will God judge America for gay marriage and abortion? And if He does, when will God do it? Fundamentalist, evangelicals and conservatives on the religious right are quick to tell us that “God will judge America for gay marriage and abortion”. Apparently they believe God loves fertilized human female eggs more than God loves many of the “little bastards” after they are born and become real living human beings.

    But if God decides to judge America for gay marriage and abortion, isn’t there a longer list of atrocities and abominations for which God might judge America before God gets around to judging America for gay marriage and abortion?

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    The ancient Filipinos have a saying: Madali maging tao, mahirap magpakatao – It is easy to be born, it is difficult to become human. To struggle to become oneself is the struggle to free oneself from various forms of alienation which seek to annihilate the self, make one conform to everybody else, to betray oneself, and to be destroyed spiritually.

    There is always the consciousness of incompleteness in us – we are not only what we are, we are also that which we are not, everything that we still lack. And so we strive to fill the realm of possibilities we find before ourselves.

  • What does the Bible say about racism, prejudice, and discrimination? (don-overton.newsvine.com)
    The first thing to understand in this discussion is that there is only one race—the human race. Caucasians, Africans, Asians, Indians, Arabs, and Jews are not different races. Rather, they are different ethnicities of the human race. All human beings have the same physical characteristics (with minor variations, of course). More importantly, all human beings are equally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God loved the world so much that He sent Jesus to lay down His life for us (John 3:16). The “world” obviously includes all ethnic groups.

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Quicksand-Rescue-In-RussiaIf you read the Bible long enough, you begin to see patterns.  Certain themes keep repeating themselves.  Sometimes an archetype or instance found in the Tanach will repeat itself much later in the life of Yeshua or his apostles, or one small chapter or selection will say much about the meta-narrative of the whole Bible–which is to say the meta-narrative of the whole universe.  There is a kind of fractal aspect to Scripture.  Seemingly divergent and disconnected parts resemble each other, and a part resembles the whole.  Scripture is fractal. Nature is fractal.  This indicates that the same God who inspired the Bible also created nature.

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