A Day in Genesis – Genesis 1:1-5
The following interlinear word study is intended to reveal that there are yet precious truths to be discovered that have remained hidden just below the surface of all the Scriptural translations. The most amazing revelations that are coming to light in this and other word studies tend to be on the theme of time, revealing the true and vital astronomical beacons the Creator ordained to govern them.
Here, in “A Day in Genesis – Genesis 1:1-5,” it is demonstrated that during the first seven days of creation, it was the LIGHT only that was to be called “day,” while the “darkness” was to be called night. These two portions of a 24 hour civil calendar date cycle were to forever be distinguished from each other. Night was never intended to occupy any portion of time called “day.” Rather, a “day” was to be a twelve hour period of “daylight” only that begins at sunrise and ends and sunset (John 11:9).
The order of time was very important to our Creator. From nothingness, emptiness, and darkness He called forth the LIGHT. The first thing He named was LIGHT. Darkness is not only the absence of LIGHT, but the absence of “day” (daylight). While the darkness of night was to be the interim between two “daylights,” the Creator ordained that the lunar phases demarcate each civil calendar date, forever distinguishing one from another by each unique lunar phase night by night. No creative works were accomplished during the “darkness” once the day and the night were distinctly severed from one another. However, the Eternal Creator ordained that each 24 hour “civil calendar date” was to be beaconed monthly by the Full New Moon with a specific constellation by night, announcing a specific date would commence at sunrise. It was this astro-lunar time signature that designates our Creator’s qodesh calendar from all others.
“And he shall think to change times and laws.” Daniel 7:25
Following the word study are point by point questions and answers to emphasize these newly revealed truths.
Perhaps this was done to remove as far as possible any link between the Hebrews and the Muslims. Try as they might the attachment can never be severed as both nations remain children of Abraham and continue to hold many words and alphabetical sounds in common. The Hebrews were descendants of Isaac, the son of the inheritance of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the seed and lineage of the long prophesied Yahusha ha Mashiach, who was to be the Lamb, Priest and King, whereas the Arabs are the descendants from Ishmael the son of a bond woman, yet heirs of a great (in size) nation. Both continue to name their children Abraham and Adam, words that begin with this same letter א. Aside from these, both religious groups hold very little in common.
The Hebrew word “Alahim,” is a plural term that includes both the Almighty Father, Yahuah, and His Son, Yahusha, as together they created all things. Contrary to the text in most English translations, this first verse is explicitly identifying the marvelous qualities of the Creator Himself as the ALEPH and TAV את, the first and the last, the beginning and the end of all things animate and inanimate.
2. What are the attributes of Alahim the Creator, as identified in verse 1?
Strikingly, the first mention of the shamayim and earth in verse one are not in reference to their being made, but rather they define the nature of the CREATOR ALAHIM. His title is the CREATOR OF THE SHAMAYIM AND THE EARTH. These define who He is. For He is the Aleph and Tav (beginning and end) of both the shamayim and the earth. These things that we see all around us did not exist without Him. He is the all in all of both. Nothing was created that did not come to be by the word of His mouth.
Of profound importance in this first verse of Genesis is that the word את (Aleph and Tav), which is used twice in this Hebrew text and has in both cases been curiously and consistently left out of the translated English text. This word את (paleo Hebrew ) identifies the CREATOR ALAHIM as the ALEPH and TAV, the first and the last, the beginning and the end of all things in the shamayim (heavens) and on the earth. It may also represent the first slain lamb as a provision from the foundations of the earth, represented as lying on its side in contrast to the final sacrifice of the promised Lamb, the Messiah upon a cross. This grand introduction and ideology of the CREATOR being the ALEPH AND TAV of all things, is echoed and reechoed three times for emphasis in the book of Revelation in the Greek counterpart as the Alpha and Omega. For Yahusha, our Redeemer and Deliverer, identifies Himself as ONE with the Father at creation, and therefore both the author and finisher of our salvation. This carries profound implications for all those who look forward to His soon return. (For the popular view of the Hebrew word (eth #853) see bottom of article.)
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13
3. Verse 2 lists three conditions that existed prior to the first act of Creation. What were they? Nothingness, emptiness and darkness.
4. Since darkness was included in this pre-existing condition, then is it possible that it was the first thing Alahim created?
No! Just as our Creator did not create nothingness, or emptiness, He also did not create darkness. Rather, darkness is a synonym to nothingness and emptiness, representing the pre-existing condition that was void of anything created. Darkness is the reality that exists in an absence of LIGHT.
On a side note, these verses appear to further speak to the question of Geocentrism vs. Heliocentrism. While most of us have been fixed upon the paradigm that the universe is sun centered, Genesis identifies several points that appear to support an earth centered universe, but at the very least was created prior to the sun, moon, and stars. The first is identified here. Nothingness, emptiness, and darkness is all that existed in space. Light, atmosphere and earth were created first and then on the fourth day the sun, moon and stars were created, illustrating their supportive roll that centered around earth, the home of mankind, as the focus of the Creator Alahim.
5. In the second half of verse 2, the modern English Bible translations identify that Alahim hovered over the face of the “waters.” But is this contextually accurate?
Simply all of us have believed that Alahim hovered over the face of “the waters,” מים for the very reason that we were taught that the Scriptures are without error. Yet, translations provide grand opportunities for proactive errors, and one of the ways to recognize these is when the CONTEXT IS NOT CONSISTENT. The creation of water is not applicable until verse 6 or 9. To change the Hebrew word from “the waters” to “the shamayim” (heavens) is a difference of a single letter שׁ, which carries the “sh” sound in “sh mayim” שׁמים, otherwise it remains as the word “mayim” מים (waters). But with this said, this is not detrimental to the focus of this study, and I simply may be wrong. But contextually, it seems that at this point the focus is on the deep space, with Alahim hovering over the face of deep space rather than the waters. For the very next thing He did was separate the light from the darkness, which had nothing to do with water.
6. According to verse 3 in this study, what was the first thing that Alahim spoke into existence? LIGHT!
7. The LIGHT called forth from the Creator on this first DAY did not come from the sun, moon, or stars, as they were not created until the fourth day, so where did this LIGHT come from?
It was the LIGHT of the CREATOR Himself, for it states in verse 4 that HE IS LIGHT.
He is both LIGHT and GOODNESS.
9. What unique thing did the Creator do with the “LIGHT” and the “darkness” that can still be viewed in the heavens today?
He made a distinction between them by severing and dividing the LIGHT from the darkness. So today, as in all ages of earth’s history, darkness and LIGHT have never cohabited or had communion one with the other.
For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has LIGHT with DARKNESS? Or what accord has the Messiah with Belial (ha Satan)? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15
10. In verse 4, what is the specific name Alahim gives for “LIGHT” to differentiate it from “darkness?”
He called it “DAY.”
11. Is it not self-evident that the LIGHT that was called day is the same DAYLIGHT that we see each morning from sunrise to sunset?
Yes! Approximately 4,000 years after creation, the Messiah, who was present as the creative WORD, came to earth and as a second witness defined the “day” as a twelve hour period of daylight.
Yahusha answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” John 11:9-10 NKJV
According to the Messiah, there is no darkness whatsoever included in the day. He drives this physical reality home with a spiritual principle by stating that if one walks in the night, the reason he stumbles is because there is NO LIGHT.
Therefore, is it fair to say, there is no light in the belief that DAY begins with the “darkness of night?” Is this not self-evident?
12. In verse 4, what is the specific name Alahim gives for “darkness” to differentiate it from the “day?”
He called the darkness “night,” the dark period from sunset to sunrise. Notice this “dark period” includes both the dusk that follows sunset as well as the dawn, just prior to sunrise. As a result, neither dawn nor dusk can be part of the “day,” but are part of the night.
13. According to verse 4 of this study, can the LIGHT of day and the DARKNESS of night be joined together as one unit, and both called by the same name of “day?”
Absolutely NOT, because Alahim was making a specific distinction between the two by severing them from one another. In addition to light and darkness being visibly distinct from one another and having differentiating names as given by the Creator, their names, “day” and “night” were divided into units of time on completely different time scale principles. “Days” are divided into twelve hours as the sun shines on a measuring instrument, such as a sundial. Hours are units of time beaconed by the visibility of the sun and its direct rays of light. While the hours and minutes vary in length depending on the time of year, there are always precisely twelve measurable hours (John 11:9).
The time between the rising and the setting of the sun was divided into twelve equal parts, which were called hours. John 11:9. As this period of time, however, is longer at one season of the year than at another it is plain that the hours would also be of different length at different times. In winter they were, of course, shorter than in summer. They were numbered from the rising of the sun, and not from the middle of the day, as is common with us. —Nevin’s Biblical Antiquities, pp. 171,172.
Day — The sacred writers generally divide the day and night into twelve unequal hours. The sixth hour is always noon throughout the year; and the twelfth hour is the last hour of the day. But in summer, the twelfth: hour, as all the others were, was longer than in winter. — Encyclopedia Religious Knowledge.
The day was divided into twelve hours, which, of course, varied in length, being shorter in winter and longer in Summer.—Watson’s Biblical and Theological Dictionary.
In contrast, the “nights” are divided into four night watches: The Evening Watch, the Midnight Watch, the Cock-crowing Watch and the Morning Watch (Mark 13:35). So, here you have a third distinction between “days” and “nights,” they are defined by completely separate units of time. Days are defined by hours of light from the sun (Gen. 1:14). Nights are divided into four time units known as “night watches,” which are defined by measuring the placement of the moon and stars (Genesis 1:14). Refer to article, Visible Stars Define the Parameters of Day and Night.
The following graphic illustrates the division of light and darkness, day and night after the sun, moon and stars were created on day four. When created, these lights of the shamayim followed the precise divisions of time that were laid out in the first three days. This clarifies that TIME as displayed in the newly created lights was patterned after Alahim’s seat of authority in the New Jerusalem. Therefore, earth’s time system was synchronized to our Creator’s preexisting pattern.
Darkness is the absence of LIGHT.
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Titus 1:14 NKJV
For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. Psalms 90:4
“And then followed evening (the beginning of night), and then followed dawn (the end of night), the first 24 hour cycle division of time.” Genesis 1:5
The translators incorrectly placed the word “so” in the last sentence of each of the six days of creation story-line to represent the Hebrew word (hayah #1961). Yet, (hayah) cannot be represented by these words ever. The word (hayah #1961) means come to pass, to exist, to occur, follow, come to be, become, or happen. The dusk (beginning of night and dawn (the end of night) represent the first and last night watches, covering the length and breadth of the night, bringing one back to the starting point position in preparation to begin a new day at sunrise.
The reason why this is so important is because descriptive language is being used to lay a foundation for the flow of TIME during the first week of Creation. As previously established, all the creative events occurred during the daylight of each day. As each day of creation is delineated we can then see first the Creation event of the daylight, then came the “evening dusk,” then came the “morning dawn,” as the two ends of the night watches.
Below is a simple illustration delineating Creation’s 12 hour day, and 24 hour cycle of time as it is outlined in each of the six days of creation.
As simple and surprising as this is, these verses from the word study above place Genesis 1 in harmony with the rest of Scriptures. By removing the falsified words “so” as well as “and,” then replacing it with the correct words two times in each sentence. Genesis 1 is in harmony with the Sanctuary services, specifically the “morning and evening” sacrifices. We can be certain this is correct, because now these first five verses of Scripture are perfectly in harmony with each other.
Each of these seven verses only found in Genesis 1 define the six days of creation, as the foundation for Scripture on when a day actually begins. However, they have all been translated incorrectly as “So the evening and the morning.” The words “So” and “and” was supplied by the translators to replace the real word and sabotage the true meaning of the text. Neither of the words “so” or “and” are even possible word choices. Utilizing the word study table above, the only options that fit appropriately in the context of Genesis 1:1-5 is the word “then came,” or “then followed” (hayah #1961).
Genesis 1:5 So the evening and the morning, day one.
Below the word “and” has been removed and the correct words “then followed” inserted.
Genesis 1:5 Then followed evening, then followed the dawn, date cycle one.
Each of these six verses below refers to the “morning” (boqer #1242) and “evening” (ereb #6153) in this order with no words between them whatsoever. Even though the word “and” appears, it is only there to connect the two words in the English language. These are correctly translated.
1 Samuel 17:16 morning and evening
The following twenty five verses declare the day precedes the night by simply stating “day and night.” These are each translated correctly.
Genesis 8:22; Exodus 13:21; Leviticus 8:35; Deuteronomy 28:66; Joshua 1:8; 1 Kings 8:59; 1 Chronicles 9:33; 2 Chronicles 6:20; Nehemiah 1:6; Nehemiah 4:9; Psalms 1:2; Psalms 32:4; Psalms 42:3; Psalms 55:10; Psalms 88:1; Jeremiah 9:1; Jeremiah 16:13; Jeremiah 33:20; Jeremiah 33:25; Lamentations 2:18; Luke 18:7; Acts 9:24; Revelation 7:15; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 20:10.
Then Alahim said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the shamayim to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the shamayim to give light on the earth;” and it was so. Then Alahim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. Alahim set them in the firmament of the shamayim to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And Alahim saw that it was good. . . Genesis 1:14-18
Webster’s Dictionary Definition twilight — 1. The light from the sky between full night and sunrise, and between sunset and full night. It is produced by the diffusion of sunlight through the atmosphere and its dust. Webster’s Dictionary.
Now in the fourth watch of the night Yahusha went to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25
Yahusha answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.” John 11:9
28. According to these same verses, when might a full date cycle begin and end?
Sunrise to sunrise for a full 24 hour day/night cycle time division.
29. When the six days of creation were completed Alahim rested from all His work of creation. Does the record bear any statement that Alahim’s rest was at the commencement of the “darkness of night,” or is it well established that this could only occur during the “daylight of DAY SEVEN?
Moses declares three times in Genesis 2:1-3 that Alahim rested on the SEVENTH DAYLIGHT, as opposed to the NIGHT.
Thus the shamayim and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh DAY Alahim ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh DAY from all His work which He had done. Then Alahim blessed the seventh DAY and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which He had created and made. Genesis 2:1-3 NKJV
30. For a second witness, is there another place in Scripture where Moses records not only when a day begins, but when to commence the Sabbath?
Indeed there is. It is found in Exodus 16:23-30 in reference to the manna and its application for gathering it on five work days, and a double portion on the sixth day to hold over through the Sabbath hours. Moses here is giving detailed instructions according to the word of Yahuah.
23 Then he [Moses] said to them, “This is what Yahuah has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a sacred Sabbath to Yahuah. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’ “24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. 25 Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to Yahuah; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be none.” 27 Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none. 28 And Yahuah said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? 29 See! For Yahuah has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. Exodus 16:23-30 NKJV
Notice in verse 23 that “tomorrow” is stated to be the Sabbath rest. It does not say, “tonight” is the Sabbath rest. They were to bake everything “today” and it would keep to the following morning, so they would not need to gather any, unlike the other days when it would stink and have worms by the next morning.
Notice in verse 25 that “tomorrow” had now come, and it is the seventh day Sabbath. There is no manna on the ground to be gathered at the commencement of this Sabbath morning in stark contrast to each of the other six days.
Notice in verse 26, each of the six days that began with sunrise, there was manna to gather, but at the commencement of the seventh “daylight” (sunrise), there was none.
We find in verse 27 that some rebellious hearted and disobedient, went against the directions of Yahuah and went out on the seventh day at sunrise (because this is when the manna had for six days been given), but they found none.
Verse 28 shows that it is imperative to keep Yahuah’s commandments. This includes rightly defining and keeping the commencement of the Sabbath day from sunrise to sunset, as He has just demonstrated to Israel with the feeding schedule of the manna. The manna never was given at sunset, as would be necessary to support the day beginning at sunset. The manna was always given for the commencement of the “daylight” when the Israelites could visibly see it to gather it up.
Another key point is that in verse 23, Moses tells the people that the manna will be kept until the morning of the seventh day. On all the other six days, at morning, the exact same point in time, the manna would stink and breed worms. Nothing at all is even said about the night. Here, as a second witness, and “as a nail in a sure place,” it is illustrated that the “day” begins at sunrise. The only other options are to proactively choose to be blind and to believe Jewish fables and the false traditions of men.
Rome says the “day” begins at midnight. The Jews and other Saturday Sabbatarians teach the “day” begins at sunset, at the commencement of darkness. Yet, a thorough study of Genesis reveals some astonishing facts, leaving no room for guessing or following a false tradition of men. When the truth is presented and they refuse to open their eyes or ears to discern it, they will be led to believe a lie. And by their own admission, they metaphorically walk in darkness and the “light of truth” is not in them.
But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the LIGHT is not in him.” John 11:10
31. If the celebration of the sacred Sabbath day begins when the sun is going down, why would our Creator state that all nations shall praise His name and worship Him from the “rising of the sun, even to its going down?”
One must ask themselves, why when so much is written on this subject in Scripture, must they continue to cling to opposing the LIGHT. For the DAY has never begun at “night,” neither at sunset or midnight.
From the rising of the sun to its going down Yahuah’s name is to be praised. Psalms 113:3 NKJV
The Mighty One, Alahim, Yahuah, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, Alahim will shine forth. Psalms 50:1-2 NKJV
For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations,” says Yahuah of hosts. Malachi 1:11 NKJV
Week of Creation
Both the Jews and Romans would have us believe that the week and its seventh-day have cycled in an unbroken fashion since the first week of creation, with no connection whatsoever to the astronomical LIGHTS in the shamayim (heavens).
Contrary to nearly 2,000 years of propaganda, the only way the Sabbath can be a sign or representative of the first week of creation is if it is connected to a count from the full New Moon, His LIGHT in the shamayim. Only a Sabbath that is the fruit (unit of time) of the sun, moon, and stars can be a true memorial of the first creation week. Because these alone are the signature of the Creator, identifying His unique handiwork of the creation of TIME. In contrast, a week that cycles without end, having no ties to the sun, moon, or stars does not qualify as an ambassador of the Creator or His created and ordained time mechanism in the shamayim.
The Sabbath’s are the divinely designated seventh “daylights” as they are counted from each full New Moon day as illustrated in the image below.
Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign (#226 owth) between them and Me, that they might know that I am Yahuah who sanctifies them. Yet, the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they did not walk in My statutes; they despised my judgments, which, if a man does, he shall live by them; and they greatly defiled My Sabbaths. Ezekiel 20:12-13 NKJV
I am Yahuah your Alahim: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them; hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign (#226 owth) between Me and you, that you may know that I am Yahuah your Alahim. Ezekiel 20:19-20 NKJV
They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs (#226 owth); you make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice. Psalms 65:88 NKJV
Your enemies roar in the midst of Your meeting place; they set up their banners [counterfeit calendars with continuous weekly cycles] for signs (#226 owth). Psalms 74:4 NKJV
We do not see our signs (#226 owth); there is no longer any prophet; nor is there any among us who know how long [time]. Psalms 74:9 NKJV
Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs (#226 owth), of the shamayim for the Gentiles are dismayed at them. For the customs of the peoples are futile . . . Jeremiah 10:2-3 NKJV
He appointed the moon for seasons [sacred assemblies marked by the full New Moon] . . . Psalms 104:19 NKJV
Mortal mankind will you turn away from eternal destruction, and will you answer the call to restore the children of Adam? For a thousand [astro-luni-solar] years in your sight are like yesterday when they are past, and as a watch in the night. You carry them away with a flood of sleep, yet, they shall arise in the beginning of the day and like herbs, they shall spring up. In the morning sunrise, they shall flourish and sparkle, and grow in renewal, FOR THE NIGHT SHALL BE CUT OFF, as in circumcision, and wither away. Psalms 90:3-6
Refer to Hebrew word study, The Night is Cut Off as in Circumcision.
#1689 Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT) corresponds to #6153 in Strong’s Concordance
‘ereb: Evening, night. Likely developed from the expression, “the setting of the sun, sunset.” Includes: to enter, to go down of the sun. . .
‘ereb is found 131 times in the OT. The phrase “there was an evening and there was a morning” occurs six times in the creation narrative (Genesis 1:5-31), delimiting the six days of divine creativity activity. This phrase would indicate that in ancient Israel a day began with sunrise. Some have felt this at variance with the Jewish practice of regarding sunset as the beginning of the next day. Cassuto, after dealing the Biblical data and the Jewish custom, concludes that there was “only one system of computing time: the day is considered to begin in the morning . . . This judgment appears vindicated in the employment of “ereb” in Levitical legislation respecting uncleanness. One was considered unclean because of certain acts “until the evening” (Lev. 11:24, plus thirty times). This means, that a person was unclean for the duration of the “daylight” only.
The Weight of Evidence
- Both the Father and Son together as the Aleph and Tav Alahim, created all things.
- Darkness was categorized with emptiness and nothingness, none of which are created elements, but rather are an absence of LIGHT and intelligent design.
- The first thing the Creator called into existence was LIGHT.
- The first thing the Creator named was LIGHT, calling it DAY.
- Alahim is Himself LIGHT during the first 3 days of creation.
- LIGHT and DARKNESS were eternally severed from each other both visibly and by name.
- There are twelve hours in a day, commencing precisely at sunrise and ending precisely at sunset, as beaconed by the sunlight on a receiving sundial.
- Daylights are divided by “hours” and nights are divided by “watches.” Evening (dusk) and Morning (dawn) are the names of the first and last Night Watch.
- Since darkness is the absence of LIGHT, then NIGHT is the absence of day (daylight).
- As a second witness Genesis 1:14 states that the lights in the shamayim are to divide the day from the night.
- It would be calling the Creator a liar to state, “the day (daylight) begins at sunset, when He declares in Genesis 1:16 that the greater light (sun) rules the day. For there is no sun aft the sun has set, at which time the sun can no longer be a measuring instrument of time. The “day” is simply a the period from sunrise to sunset when the sun rules in the visible sky.
- It is true that a full “civil calendar date” of 24 hours includes both the day and the night, and while the day and night are opposite terms, the civil calendar date begins at sunrise and terminates with the following sunrise.
- There is both a sunrise and sunset exchange of light.
- Errors in translation have caused the assumption that the “day” (daylight) begins at “night,” as the translations say, “evening and morning,” day one, etc. The problem is one of terms. Day and calendar date mean differing terms designating either a 24 hour period from sunrise to sunrise or a 12 hour period from sunrise to sunset.
- The Creator made all things during the daylight. It can be seen that in all cases of each of the six days that the CREATION EVENT occurred, then followed the Evening Watch of night and then followed the Morning Watch of night, just prior to sunrise. (Genesis 1.)
- The Creator in Genesis 1:1-5, 14-16, and the Messiah in John 11:9 state that the day is twelve hours from sunrise to sunset.
- The sacred seventh-day Sabbath, is to be kept according to the parameters of Genesis 1, during the daylight hours only, when the sun rules the visible sky.
- Both the lunar months and lunar weeks, with their respective Sabbaths were beaconed by the astronomical celestial moon and stars as stated in Genesis 1:14-16 to be signs and seasons.
- As a Scriptural principle, pure light metaphorically equals truth and righteousness, while darkness or any mixture of it allegorically equals error and unrighteousness.
- “From the rising of the sun to its going down, Yahuah’s name is to be praised.”
- As a second witness the feeding schedule of the manna in the wilderness supports the day (daylight with the sacred portion of Sabbath) commencing at sunrise and not at sunset.
- As a third witness, Yahuah, Alahim called the earth from the rising of the sun in the east to its going down at sunset in the west, according to Psalms 50:1.
Both Genesis and Exodus are shown to be in perfect harmony as they clarify that both the DAY and the sacred hours of the Sabbath are to be kept from sunrise to sunset, a period of 12 hours only. Yet the 24 hour calendar date does commence and terminate at sunset.
Below is the current perspective among Hebrew scholars as to the correct use of the Hebrew word (את – eth #853 and #854). This word is used over 7,000 times and in most circumstances remains untranslated. In many cases it may be simply as is stated here in the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.
I am more convinced than ever that this word is the Tanakh’s (OT) original version of what we have come to know in the Greek language as the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end, or the first slain lamb and cross. The Greeks have simply utilized the first and last letter of their alphabet to reveal what the Messiah declares about Himself in the final moments before He returns. Then ask yourself, what does this mean, if there is no Tanakh (OT) counterpart, or original, how can the Messiah declare He is the Aleph and Tav (Alpha and Omega) fulfillment? I remain convinced that these two important Hebrew letters represent the Aleph and Tav את (paleo Hebrew )the first and the last. It may have several other uses as purported below, including signs and a full and complete representation of our Creator and Messiah, from beginning to end. But at the end of the day you must decide for yourself.