shadowcass wrote:This is interesting. A study of Genesis reveals a rather interesting story. A story we miss when we read an English translation. In the first chapter, the 26th verse, we read: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...."
(Your pardon for my use of the King James Version but I am of the generation that was raised on that version---and, besides, I rather like the 17th Century English employed in it. The beautiful words of the 23rd psalm, for example, come across BEST in this translation).
But this is a VERY interesting verse in light of the UFO Phenomenon.
"Why do you say THAT, Cassandra?" you may say.
Well, I'll tell you.
One, there is a question that must be asked. Namely, who in BLAZES is God talking to?
Genesis doesn't say. Christian tradition (and possibly Jewish and Muslim tradition as well---though I don't know that) says He is talking to the angelic hosts that are hanging about.
A good enough explanation for a kid in Sunday School but among other subjects I have studied in my 60 years is Theology and I have a working knowledge of Hebrew. The word translated "God" here is "Elohim" (in Hebrew this would be spelled Aleph Lamed Heh Yod Mem (ALHIM). Now there's something very interesting about this word. Very interesting INDEED!
So if we are going to render it into English it would have to be translated as "The LORDS God."
Now, we cannot do THAT---we're monotheists. But the meaning is clear: a race of beings called "The Elohim." made the man. Later on they will CLONE a female from him...which won't necessitate the removal of an entire rib but the ancient writer (call him Moses, if you like) probably wouldn't have understood the concept of a "cell."
In the SECOND chapter of Genesis we will be told that the Lord God breathed the breath of life into the man "and man became a living soul."
This "breath of life" as the translation has it is not bestowed on any other creature. Yet every cow, every aardvark, every sasquatch, and every chupacabra (among others) is obviously LIVING.
"So what's the deal?" you ask.
"Breath of Life" is a poor translation of "Ruach Adonai" (which is the original Hebrew). "Adonai" is the word we translate as "The Lord God"
As for "ruach" well, that CAN mean "breath" but a better translation in THIS context would be "spirit" or even "essence". In other words, these beings, these "Elohim" are giving this man something of themeselves. Could the genetic experiments...the work of creating a transgenic being that was both human and Elohim have started so long ago?
It's certainly something to think about. Isn't it?
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