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Multiple Levels of Wisdom Embedded in the Story of the Creation of the Second ADAM

At the time of Yahweh the god’s making of earth and heaven, no bush of the field was yet on earth, no plant of the field had yet sprung up, because Yahweh the god had not sent rain upon the earth; and there was not an ADAM to till the ADAMAH (ground). (Genesis 2:4b-5)
In this story Yahweh the god is doing everything – not the unnamed god. This is first appearance of Yahweh in the Hebrew Scriptures. The focus is on the lack of bushes and plants on the earth. There were no bushes and plants because of two reasons:
Yahweh the god had not sent rain upon the earth.
There was no ADAM to till the ADAMAH (ground).
This provides us with two clues that the Second ADAM was created for a very different purpose that the First ADAM.
1. This ADAM’s identity is linked to the ADAMAH (ground), not “the image of Creator”).
2. He was created to till the ADAMAH (ground), not be “the Creator’s Co-Shepherd over all living things on earth.”
In this story Yahweh the god is doing everything – not the unnamed god. Thi…
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Trapped in Our Thin Slice of Reality.

We think of color as a fundamental quality of the world around us.
But in the outside world, color doesn’t actually exist.
When electromagnetic radiation hits an object, some of it bounces off and is captured by our eyes. We can distinguish between millions of combinations of wavelengths — but it is only inside our heads that any of this becomes color.
Color is an interpretation of wavelengths, one that only exists internally.
And it gets stranger, because the wavelengths we’re talking about involve only what we call “visible light,” a spectrum of wavelengths that runs from red to violet. But visible light constitutes only a tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrumless than one ten-trillionth of it. Continue reading at – https://mailchi.mp/28ae6e8d00b4/trapped-in-our-thin-slice-of-reality

Do You Believe that God and Rattlesnakes Exist?

Let me tell you a story.
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?"
And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?"*
The point of the fish story is this:
The most obvious and important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.
However, the fact is that in the day to day trenches of adult existence, those realities can have a life or death importance. Let me tell you another story to help you understand what this means. Continue reading at – https://mailchi.mp/ff705fed62d3/do-you-believe-that-god-and-rattlesnakes-exist

The Keys to Rediscovering the Ancient Wisdom Embedded in the Garden in Eden.

The key to discovering the ancient wisdom embedded in the words of the Hebrew Bible is identifying differences between stories – especially differences that are undeniable and obvious.
The first story is about an unnamed god, while the second story is about a god named Yahweh.
● The first story is about the creation of the “heaven and earth”, while second is about the making of the “earth and heaven.”
● The first story is about the creation of the entire cosmos; while second about planting a Garden in a place called Eden.
● In the first story the problem is too much water, while in the second story the problem is not enough water.
Continue reading at -- https://mailchi.mp/f1803473d264/the-keys-to-rediscovering-the-ancient-wisdom-embedded-in-the-garden-in-eden

7 Things You Need to Know About Yeshua the Jewish Jesus.

I recommend that everyone use the BHC Bible Study Guideline below in all areas of their life, not just when they study the Bible.
My beliefs will be large enough to include all of the facts, open enough to be examined and questioned, and flexible enough to change when errors or new facts are discovered.
Compare them to your beliefs and see how they measure up.
1. His name was Yeshua not Jesus. Christ was not his last name . . . .
2. His “religion” was not modern Rabbinic Judaism which came into being in the 6th century CE . . . .
Continue reading at -- https://mailchi.mp/3743de14d164/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-yeshua-the-jewish-jesus

What If Power Positions in Nations, Corporations, Political Organizations and Religions Were Held By Male and Female Co-Shepherds?

How could the Co-Shepherding Model be incorporated in lives today? Consider potential impacts on individual lives as well as on the society. Continue reading at – https://mailchi.mp/3ab37968c3dc/what-if-power-positions-in-nations-corporations-political-organizations-and-religions-were-held-by-male-and-female-co-shepherds

Humans: Created to Have Dominion By Acting Together to Do Good

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (1769 King James Version Genesis 1:28)
The English word “dominion” is associated with two other meanings -- “to tread on” and “to rule.” All three English words are “power” words.
The Creator empowered the two humans to have power over every living thing that moves on the earth.
But, The Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Volume 3 (p. 1190) contains a very important note about the Hebrew word translated “dominion”:
The basic meaning of the verb is not to rule; the word actually denotes the traveling around of the shepherd with his flock.
Read the rest of this educational email at -- https://mailchi.mp/2d33c476ac93/humans-created-to-have-dominion-by-acting-together-to-do-good