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004: Genesis 1 Commentary: 7 Days of Creation Pt. 2, Commentary on Bereshit

7 Days of Creation

The golden thread of Genesis 1 continues! We will see how it flows through days 2 and 3 of the creation. Also in this lesson, we will discuss the firmament and how the Hebrew text reveals an answer the English translations totally miss. We explore the age old question, “why is day two not deemed as good.”  As we progress to day 3, we will look at the epic of Gilgamesh and how it compares to the Torah story of creation and much more.

7 Days of Creation


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Genesis 1 (Bereshit) – This page contains the 3 things:

  1. English Translation – Jewish Publication Society 1917 English Translation
  2. Masoretic Hebrew text  – with an audio reading by Abraham Schumueloff
  3. English Hebrew Interlinear –  This is the special part of this page. It uses the aforementioned texts. It is divided into verses. Each verse contains 4 parts —  (1) English, (2) Hebrew, (3) Hebrew is transliterated in syllables, and (4) Abraham Schumueloff’s recording is slowed down so a student can follow the text in Hebrew.


Genesis-1-Interlinear-Study-Sheets – Download the official WSB Interlinear study/worksheets for this lesson. This 13 page document is designed for the non-Hebrew speaker to see and interact with the Hebrew text with limited Hebrew knowledge.

WSBS Episodes

Genesis 1 Commentary: The 7 Days of Creation, Bereshit Commentary – Episode 003 dives into the creation of day. We reveal the golden thread that begins in verse one and runs through the whole creation story. Hint. It can not be seen in the English translations. Also we look at the light and God naming the day and night. Plus so much more.

Genesis 1 Commentary: Umberto Cassuto’s 6 Things about the creation story – Episode 002 lays the foundation for the teachings on Genesis 1.1 – 2.3. It provides information about Professor / Rabbi Umberto Cassuto and the 6 things he designates as important to understand this section of Torah.

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Show Notes:

[0] Introduction
[1.45] Day 2 Torah Reading
[2.20] Day 3 Torah Reading
[3.22] The Golden Thread
[4.53] Your Task for this Study
[6.17] Commentary on Day 2
[14.00] Show Sponsor –
[14.54] Commentary on Day 3
[42.49] Housekeeping & Closing


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