Word for Word: Episode 14

וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֖ים

Then God said

Everything stood ready. The whole creation was ready to be fashioned into the diversity we have explored in modern times. Whether the earth was alone in a sea of particles, or encompassed the primordial cosmos, it lacked the life only God could impart.

When God spoke he began the coding of the wave functions that guide all particles throughout the universe, however large it was before it expanded.

The voice of God is necessarily a condescension to mankind. The verb אָמַר (amar) denotes the act of making known inner thoughts. The contents of those thoughts reflect the character of the speaker. By nature God's message will be true and, in this case, real.


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