This is Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew:
בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ׃
If you take the word for “son” in Hebrew (בר) and the word for “I make” (אשית) and put them together, you have the first word of the Scriptures: “in the beginning” (בראשית).
John 1:1-3 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Ancient Hebrew letters were like the Egyptian hieroglyphics in that they each had their own meaning. So each letter of the first word means: in man (son) sacrifice consumed with an open hand on the cross. Amazing!
There are seven words in Genesis 1 verse 1 in the Hebrew. This represents the menorah of the Temple. The center candlestick is called the “shamash” meaning (“helper” or “servant”) and is used to light the other candlesticks.
Isaiah 52:13 (KJV) Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
The center one is always lit first and represents the Messiah.
John 1:4 (KJV) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 8:12 (KJV) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The three candlesticks branched out from each side of the center branch.
John 15:5 (KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
The menorah was to be made out of hammered gold.
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
The middle word of Genesis 1:1 is “et” את and is not translatable. However, since there are seven words, this is the center word with three words on each side, just like the menorah of the Temple. This word contains two letters, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This is the signature of Jesus for He said to John:
Revelation 1:8 (KJV) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The “alpha” and “omega” are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. If it had been written in Hebrew Jesus would have said “I am the Alef and Tav” the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the very word used as the center of the sentence of Genesis 1 verse 1. In the ancient Hebrew lettering this combination of letters would have been the Ox and the Cross; in other words, the Sacrifice on the Cross. It can also be translated as Leader of the Covenant.
1 Corinthians 5:7b (KJV) …For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us
Jeremiah 31:31 (KJV) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Hebrews 12:24 (KJV) And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
The cool thing is, the word “et” is on the right hand of the word for God in Hebrew (Elohim).
1 Peter 3:22 (KJV) Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
The sixth word of Genesis 1 verse 1 is v’et ואת (translated as “and”) because it contains the sixth letter of Hebrew alphabet called vav and represents a “hook” or “nail” or “tent peg” with the “et” letters. The vav is a connector letter because it connected words and phrases and “hooks” them together. This shows even HOW Jesus would “connect” Heaven AND earth through the “sacrifice” on the “cross” and held up by the “nails”.
John 20:25 (KJV) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Genesis 1:1 is an amazing verse!