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Creation of the World

Creation of the World


The Creation

The word of G‑d brought everything into being: heaven and earth, mountains and rivers, and every living thing. In the beginning, G‑d called into existence the heaven and earth. Within six days He shaped a world of order and beauty.

The First Day

On the first day, G‑d said, “Let there be Light” -- and there was Light.

The Second Day

On the second day G‑d made the sky, and called it Heaven.

The Third Day

On the third day, G‑d put the earth into good shape. At His command the waters of the earth gathered together at certain places. The waters formed seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, so that in other parts, the dry land became visible.

At G‑d’s further command, the earth was made to produce all kinds of plants, grass, and trees, shrubs and flowers. Each contained its own seed for further growth and reproduction.

The Fourth Day

On the fourth day, G‑d made the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, to shed light upon the earth. And so He set a time for day and a time for night, a time for the week, the month, and the year, and a time for each of the four seasons.

The Fifth Day

On the fifth day, G‑d filled the seas with fishes and other water animals. In to the air above the earth He put many birds of all kinds and colors and sizes.

The Sixth Day

On the sixth day, were created all the other animals, large and small, those that walk and those that creep or crawl on the earth. And towards the end of the sixth day, G‑d put a divine soul into a body which He made of earth and clay. This was the human.

To the human G‑d granted high mental ability that one could think and reach one’s own conclusions. G‑d also gave the human the power of speech and He made humans superior to all other creatures of the earth.

G‑d placed all the creatures of the earth and the powers of nature in the control of the human.

The Seventh Day

By the seventh day, everything was created and put into shape and order. And G‑d rested on the seventh day and He glorified it as a day of rest. Therefore we should work for six days and rest on the Seventh day, Shabbat, which G‑d blessed and sanctified for all time to come. By observing the Shabbat day, we show that we believe in G‑d as the Creator of the world.

From Our People by Jacob Isaacs published and copyrighted by Kehot Publication Society 1946-1948
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isabella March 11, 2017

That still doesn't answer my question but there is one more thing how was he created? Reply

Anonymous Cali April 3, 2017
in response to isabella:

When human finite thinking in conjunction with the boundaries of time try to grasp the spiritual realm of timelessness where God has always been ( He is the vortex and center of all spiritual and natural realms) then we try through our mental processes try to fit God into what we know as what the beginning, the present and the future. On the creation side of God's spiritual realm we have to know where did God come from? When we enter into the spiritual realm without our natural bound prejudices we can then see that God has always been- no beginning and no end. Creation is finite. The Creator infinite. Reply

Andrew April 18, 2017
in response to isabella:

He was always there. Reply

Anonymous February 1, 2017

No,he didn't need a lamp he's god.
And lamps were created by people. Reply

Rob Kleban Arizona October 3, 2016

I have heard that there is a passage in the Talmud to the effect that the world is created anew everyday: "Osay b’chol yom tamid ma’ase bereshit?" Can anyone tell me the accurate Hebrew, the accurate English translation, and the exact Talmud citation for the passage? I've been contemplating this during Rosh Hashana. Thanks! Reply

Simcha Bart for August 30, 2016

Though the Psalm says that a thousand years in G-d's eyes are as a passing day, yet in the verses of Creation we are dealing with actual days in our world. This can be seen from the references to evening and morning and calling the light day and darkness night. There would also be no observance of the Sabbath as the seventh day of the week if G-d only rested on the seventh millennium/epoch/age etc. - see here about this. This is the only earth that was created, the other "ages" are spiritual realms of existence which preceded the creation of this world - see here about this.


Judy Clouse Kearneysville August 27, 2016

Is a day as a thousand years to G-d?
And, was there another earth age before this one? Are we in the 2nd earth age? Reply

Anonymous May 29, 2016

A lot of you on here are asking questions with little true answers that can be given.

A place to start seeking answers to the questions you're asking are to be found within archeological discoveries which are authentic and exist, yet are not spoken of.
Some of these archeological discoveries really suggest we have been on this planet for 25 million years and other such notions.
What does that have to do with God? Well, it would benefit greatly to step back in your mind from all the information you've been told and try to see things differently and it may help provide you the answers you're looking for.

Fibonacci, sound and geometry are all things worth investigating for those seeking understanding.

It won't hurt any of you to just look into what I've mentioned, just a couple of hours of your time.
Note, try to not get so involved with time nor it's specifics, it can be a slippery slope and cause your mind to drift. Instead, look at the information or story.

Kindness is free Reply

Joel Las Vegas via March 15, 2016

Consider the natural disasters you mentioned as G-D's punishment. They are there for a reason. Reply

Peter Mitchell Salford March 11, 2016

Yes they say G-D created the dinosaurs like everything else including colliding oceanic plates which result in earthquakes killing hundreds of thousands of men,women and children without warning also volcanoes and deadly infectious diseases. Is G-D really proud of these achievements? or are all of these naturally occurring events like life itself? Reply

Simcha Bart for March 9, 2016

Sagi, if I understand your question correctly, I would say that the creation of light, i.e. the measure of day and night - and the first day - were simultaneous. Or to put it differently, time was created when all existence came into being. Please see as well The First Creation and What Is Time? about time and its relation to Creation. Reply

Joel Las Vegas via March 9, 2016

The same devine being that created everthing else - G-d. Reply

Anonymous March 8, 2016

Who made the dinosaurs? Reply

Anonymous Hampshire January 27, 2016

On the first day God said let there be light. On the forth day he made the sun , stars and moon. How was there light when the sun was made after. Did he use a lamp? Reply

Yehuda Shurpin for January 25, 2016

For the original hebrew bible online see The Complete Jewish Bible

As for the Satan, in judaism the satan is merely the name of a certain angel whose divinely assigned task is to try and seduce people to stumble. This angel is also the prosecutor who levels charges in front of the heavenly court about those who succumb to his crafty seductions. The word Satan actually means prosecutor in Hebrew. If the Heavenly court decides that it is time for someone to die, then the Satan is the one sent down to take his life. In fact, the Talmud tells us that "Satan, the evil prompter, and the Angel of Death are all one", these all being one angel's various job descriptions. An angel fulfilling its divine duty is hardly in conflict with its own Creator. Reply

Joel Johnson St. Augustine via January 18, 2016

G-d did not create the world in 6 days. A careful reading shows that the heavens (plural) and the earth were created "In The Beginning". (Gen 1:1) No answer is given for when this "Beginning" occured.
Gen 1:2 should read "But The Earth Became", not "And The Earth Was". This is a mistranslation.
The bottom line is the heavens and the earth were created in perfection "In The Beginning" and the following 6 days are are "Re-Structuring" of the earth that was already created in Gen 1:1. Between verses Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2 is a mystery that the earth was destroyed before the 6 days of Genesis, but you won't find the details in Genesis. The details are spread out throughout other sections of the bible. If you have a hard time believing this, then ask yourself the question. "When Did Satan Fall"? He was already in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3) so he had to fall before then. When was that? Answer = betwen Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2. Reply

Menachem Posner January 15, 2016

Christians have indeed adopted (more or less) the Jewish, Biblical, tradition that G-d created the entire world in six days. Reply

Anonymous January 11, 2016

So Jews believe in the same creation ideas as Christians in that God created Life and Nature in the same time? Reply

Joel Johnson St Augustine, FL via November 16, 2015

Sorr, but the four dimensions (in our world) are heigth, weight, length, and time. Matter would not be one of the four, but rather a part of it. Also those four dimensions are only for our world that we as humans live in. There are, however, at least 10 dimensions of which 6 we cannot comprehend. Also, he did not create light on the first day. It was already created along with the heavens and the earth. Verse 2 begins a remaking of the earth that was destroyed between verse 1 and two. Reply

Peter Mitchell Salford November 11, 2015

Replying to Cheryl of Texas regarding the Ebola virus. You are clutching at straws to validate your faith by saying the Ebola virus was created in labs. This is absolute nonsense like other diseases such as Diphtheria, Polio, Meningitis all for what reason created by your God. As for the earth in general who in their right mind would build continents floating on liquid magma which would collide with each other creating earthquakes, volcanoes the result of which millions of innocent men, women and children would lose their lives with no warning. Reply

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