A couple of weeks ago, as I was pondering the idea of Christ being in the image of His Father (male and female) and pondering a statement made in a class about how women are responsible to bring spirits down from heaven (descension), and men responsible to return them (ascension), I began thinking of alpha (Ālef; א) and omega (tov; ט) and wondering if “The Beginning” was a name for Christ, and more particularly, if it was a name for the female aspect of Christ. Okay, that is all a bit mysterious….
The important point is that I had never previously thought that perhaps the first words in Genesis should be written “In The Beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
I had always thought of this as a chronological statement. In Hebrew, the first character in the bible is בְּ (bet), which can mean more than simply “in.” בְּ can simultaneously imply: with, upon, etc. In short, was this intended to also mean, “With/In Jehovah, God created the heaven and the earth.”