Creation and Commission: Genesis 1 to 3 – Translation and Commentary

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The Eternal God-Triune covenantally creates the Tri-Universe

1:1 God-Triune created [the Tri-Universec alias] the two Heavens and the Earth at the beginning.     1:2 Then, the unshaped Earth was empty.   And darkness was upon the surface of the ocean depths.   Yet God-Triune’s Spirit kept on hovering over the surface of the waters.

1:1a) ‘God’ is plural, Hebrew ’Elohiym; yet He ‘created” singularly (cf. Genesis l:lb). So one  might rather profess that He is ‘uni-plural’; and created ‘tri-une-ly.’   For ’Elohiym is the one   Almighty and independent Deity, triunely existing in three eternal Persons (as the Father and  Son and Holy Spirit).   Cf. Genesis 1:1-3,26 & 3:22 & 11:6-7; Job 26:13 & 27:3 & 32:8 & 33:4  & 34:14-15; Psalms 33:6-11 & 90:2-4; Proverbs 8:12,22-30; Malachi 2:10; Matthew 3:16-17 & 28:19; First Timothy 1:17 & 6:14-18; and Hebrews 9:14.   This triune name ’Elohiym is apparently derived from two other Hebrew words: El (or “Almighty”) and ’aalaah (or  “swear”).