רֵאשִׁית Strong’s #7225 reshiyt

All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first-fruits of them which they give unto YHWH, to thee have I given them.

Numbers 18:12

The Hebrew root word rosh (Strongs #7218) is “the head of a man.” Derived from this root is the word reshiyt meaning “a summit,” the head of a mountain. Hebrew words for “time” are the same words used for “space.” For instance, the word qedem (Strongs #6924) means “east,” but can also mean “ancient.” The word reshiyt can also be the head of an event, the beginning. While we are very familiar with Genesis 1:1, In the beginning, this should literally be translated as In the summit and more probably refers to the importance of the creation story rather than its time frame, for the Ancient Hebrews were not as concerned with time as they were event-oriented.

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