The Torah begins with the well-known, cheery sentence: “In the beginning G–d created the heavens and the earth.”
Less famous, and more ominous-sounding, is the Torah’s second verse: “And the earth was chaotic and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of G–d hovered upon the face of the waters.”
Let’s take a closer look at these words. Once we understand them, perhaps they won’t sound so spooky any more. They will also tell us much about why things are the way they are, where we’re headed, and how we know that we’ll get there.
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Author: Yanki Tauber
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Bible reference(s): Genesis 1:1-4, John 1:1-2, John 8:56-58, John 17:5, John 17:24, Heb 1:2, Hebrews 2:5, 1 Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8
Source: “The Hovering Spirit,” chabad.org.
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