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What does CREATION mean?
Beriah, Hebrew for “creation,” appears in its verb form (barah) as the second word in the Bible. “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.”

בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃

When Hashem began to create heaven and earth—

b'-ray-SHEET ba-RA e-lo-HEEM AYT ha-sha-MA-yim v'-AYT ha-A-retz

Genesis 1:1

יוֹצֵ֥ר אוֹר֙ וּבוֹרֵ֣א חֹ֔שֶׁךְ עֹשֶׂ֥ה שָׁל֖וֹם וּב֣וֹרֵא רָ֑ע אֲנִ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה עֹשֶׂ֥ה כׇל־אֵֽלֶּה׃

I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe— I Hashem do all these things.

yo-TZEYR or u-vo-REY kho-SHEKH o-SEH sha-LOM u-vo-REY ra ANI a-do-NAI o-SEH kol-E-leh.

Isaiah 45:7

Description about CREATION
Beriah, Hebrew for “creation,” appears in its verb form (barah) as the second word in the Bible. “In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” Many Hebrew words are used to describe the making of something, but beriah is the only word that connotes creating something ex nihilo, from nothing. This form of creation occurred only one time in the history of the world, when God created the universe, creating something in a place where there was previously nothing. According to Jewish thought, all things that came into being after this first creation of “something from nothing” were contained in this very first creation, much like a tree’s DNA is contained in a tiny seed. The word boreh, “Who creates,” appears very often in Jewish blessings, specifically the blessings recited before eating food. When we eat vegetables, fruits, grains or wine we thank God for “creating” these foods so that we have the sustenance we need in order to survive. The word boreh is in the present tense, acknowledging that creation was not a one-time act of God, but rather the beginning of an ongoing process of providing for His world. Bari, the Hebrew word for “healthy,” contains the same Hebrew letters as the word beriah, creation. This teaches us that health and wellness is the intended and ideal state of all created things and that any experience of sickness is a temporary deviation from God’s natural order.
Attribute of CREATION
Where is CREATION in the Bible?
Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 45:7
What did CREATION do in the Bible?
What does the Bible say about CREATION?

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