New answers tagged parashat-bereishit
The Big Bang essentially posits that our world was spawned from another world which the Big Bang event itself remains our only connection to. This seems to be totally congruous with the idea of bereishis bara elokim.
Genesis 6 Rashi the sons of the nobles: Heb. בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים, the sons of the princes (Targumim) and the judges (Gen. Rabbah 26:5). Another explanation: בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים are the princes who go as messengers of the Omnipresent. They too mingled with them (Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer, ch. 22). Every אֱלֹהִים in Scripture is an expression of authority, and the ...
ויהי כן is translated as "and it was so". That is, It was as Hashem had decreed and the details are about to follow in the next pesukim. This follows the general methodology ot the Torah of a general statement followed by the relevant details. I explain this regarding the "two" creation narratives in Differences between Genesis 1 and 2. This principal is ...
Megillah 10b: אמר רב אשי כל ויהי איכא הכי ואיכא הכי ויהי בימי אינו אלא לשון צער R. Ashi replied: In all cases, vayehi sometimes has this signification and sometimes not, but “vayehi in the days of” always indicates trouble. In fact, a few words earlier in the Gemara, the verse 'ויהי ערב ויהי בקר', 'Vayehi morning Vayehi evening', from Breishit 1, ...
Top 50 recent answers are included