Noahide Seven Commandments Torah classes
© 2014 by Rabbi Zvi Aviner
Noah's Tree Of Life
These are Noah’s words to his children after the Flood…
YHVH-4/The Acronym YHVH entering our World
When and how did YHVH enter the world?
You do not see YHVH’s name in the Six Days of CREATION. All you see in your naked eye is everything being created by ELoHiM; ‘awesomely alone.’ But you can see Her Name appearing in the text as a hidden acronym, entering our world from the Sabbath. For that, look at the transition between the Sixth Day and the Sabbath, where Adam says:
"And ELoKiM said let the Earth bring forth creatures, Cattle, creeping things,
And EloKiM made the animals…cattle…and everything creeping
And EloKiM saw that is was good,
And ELoKiM created Adam in His Image
And ELoKiM blessed them saying be fruitful and multiply
And ELoKiM said let us make Adam in our form and our image
And ELoKiM said behold, I have given you all the grass
And ELoHiM saw everything that He had done and behold, it was Very Good,
And it was evening, and it was morning,
Y om, (Day)
H aShishi, (Sixth) (Genesis 1:31)
VaYechulu (and they ended)
HaShamyim (the Heaves)
And the Earth, VeHaaretz, and all their hosts,
And ELoHiM finished all the work he had done,
And ELoHiM finished on the Seventh Day His work which He had done,
And He abstained on the Seventh Day from all His work which He had done..." (Genesis 2: 1-2)
YHVH connects our Universe to the Sabbath
It is no incidental that the Acronym YHVH appears first time ever as an Acronym. How else?
The position of the Acronym YHVH defines its function. It stretches like a bridge over the transition between the Sixth Day and the Sabbath. Thus you can see in the text:
ELoHiM (in red) ruling the Six Days
YHVH (in Blue) ruling the Seventh Day
The Acronym YHVH enters ELoHiM’s word an Acronym; part of Her, the ‘YH‘ (may be pronounced YaH) is in our Sixth Day, the other part, the ‘VH’, still dwells in the Sabbath.
The ‘YaH’ is that ‘Ray of Light,’ or ‘Shy Dove,’ or ‘Beautiful Cherub’ that entered the Sixth Day from the Sabbath.
YHVH is like a ‘lighthouse’ that shows our World the way to the safe shores of the Eternal Sabbath. Without YHVH the World would have been lost.
YHVH is the encore that ties our World to the Sabbath. Without it, the ship called The World would wobble and get lost in the Super Space.
Increasing split in humanity
Terrible news disrupted my peaceful existence in those days. Cain’s ferocious warriors attacked our Seth’s villages, rapping, killing and robbing under the watching Sun. Their warriors, I was told, used Tubal Cain’s sharp weapons to overcome our defense. When they attacked, no soul survived. The devastation they left behind was total. Why their wrath? What motivated them? I wondered.
The cruelty of the Children of ELoHiM, Enosh said, is rooted in their spiritual error. “When you worship ELoHiM without MERCY, you become ruthless. If you behead sinners in public arena eye for all to see, or sever the hands of the thieves, or stone sinners without mercy, you become insensitive to human suffering and pains. These people are in fact IDOLATROUS, since they worship one Attribute, ELoHiM, while neglecting YHVH!”
“What about us, the Seth family? Don’t we worship MERCY and neglect ELoHiM? Are we IDOLATROUS too?” I asked.
He stared at me at length, as if measuring his answer. Then he said, “We are different. MERCY does prevail over JUSTICE.”
Editor: As it says about Enosh that “It was then that they called the Name of YHVH,” (Genesis 4: 26) Enosh was the first to call ‘everything’ in the Name of YHVH. For him, MERCY was everything.
As if to warn humanity, a calamity stuck Earth. You may not remember this, my children, but when I approached the age fourteen, the oceans arose and flooded about a third of our inhabitant land. It preceded our Flood by about six hundred years. Enosh, as the spiritual leader of our generation, led a repentance campaign among the families of Earth. Everyone, but Cain’s family, participated and the Flood gradually receded. It would take thirty years to disappear completely. It is now known as Enosh Flood. (Talmud.)
Read also: "Genesis Vs. Science, Can they Match?" By Zvi Aviner, at www.smashwards.com
To be continued