Similarly, midrash Genesis Rabbah (1:1) actually opens by declaring that the first word of the verse means "with the Torah" and it suggests that the Divine Architect used the Torah as a blueprint. (Cf. Philo, De opificio mundi 17-20 and John 1:1)
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Genesis 1:1 - "With the Torah"
Doing some research on Genesis 1:1-3. Here's a quote from wikipedia. Apparently the midrash Genesis Rabbah supports one of my observations. Here's the pertinent quote from Wikipedia: