This section is on Genesis 2:4-7. You will have scripture and some definitions from the English language.
אֵ֣לֶּה תוֹלְד֧וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם וְהָאָ֖רֶץ בְּהִבָּֽרְאָ֑ם בְּי֗וֹם עֲשׂ֛וֹת יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהִ֖ים אֶ֥רֶץ וְשָׁמָֽיִם׃ Such is the story of heaven and earth when they were created. When the LORD God made earth and heaven—
וְכֹ֣ל ׀ שִׂ֣יחַ הַשָּׂדֶ֗ה טֶ֚רֶם יִֽהְיֶ֣ה בָאָ֔רֶץ וְכָל־עֵ֥שֶׂב הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה טֶ֣רֶם יִצְמָ֑ח כִּי֩ לֹ֨א הִמְטִ֜יר יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ עַל־הָאָ֔רֶץ וְאָדָ֣ם אַ֔יִן לַֽעֲבֹ֖ד אֶת־הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ when no shrub of the field was yet on earth and no grasses of the field had yet sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil,
וְאֵ֖ד יַֽעֲלֶ֣ה מִן־הָאָ֑רֶץ וְהִשְׁקָ֖ה אֶֽת־כָּל־פְּנֵֽי־הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ but a flow would well up from the ground and water the whole surface of the earth—
וַיִּיצֶר֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֗ם עָפָר֙ מִן־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה וַיִּפַּ֥ח בְּאַפָּ֖יו נִשְׁמַ֣ת חַיִּ֑ים וַֽיְהִ֥י הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְנֶ֥פֶשׁ חַיָּֽה׃ the LORD God formed man from the dust of the earth. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.
Above, you have Genesis 2:4-7 from the holy book. The book states “Such is the story of heaven and earth when they were created. When the LORD God made earth and heaven – when no shrub of the field was yet on earth and no grasses of the field had yet sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil, but a flow would well up from the ground and water the whole surface of the earth – the LORD God formed man from the dust of the earth. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” You have here that there was no shrub of the field and no grasses sprouted yet and also that rain had not been sent to the earth and there was no man tilling soil yet. Again, verse 6 states that “a flow would well up from the ground and water the whole surface of the earth,” and 7 states that God “formed man from the dust of the earth.” Let us separate these passages in a literary way and find the root definitions for some of the words. Maybe you will be able to find some delicious meaning.
Now let us look at Genesis 2:5. Verse 5 states, “when no shrub of the field was yet on earth and no grasses of the field had yet sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil.” What might a “shrub of the field” be, and also, what are “grasses of the field” that sprout? You take it as the common sense of the matter to mean that a shrub is probably a leafy plant and a grass is, well, a leaf that grows from the earth or some form of greenage. Obviously, right? But you might say that these words have a definition that can have several different meanings. You just hope that the meanings are ones that will give goodness and not badness. What is the reality of your life though? Okay, now you have the verse above. Let us look at the definition of shrub, grass, and rain for now. The definition for shrub is below.
- a woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground.
|synonyms:||bush, woody plant;
“pruning the shrubs”
Old English scrubb, scrybb ‘shrubbery’; compare with West Flemish schrobbe ‘vetch,’ Norwegian skrubba ‘dwarf cornel,’ also with scrub2.
a drink made of sweetened fruit juice and liquor, typically rum or brandy.
a slightly acid cordial made from fruit juice and water
Now the most obvious description of this book and prophetic work is that a shrub is a woody plant that grows typical in a set region. You have plants nearly everywhere and there are plants that grow only in certain regions. Right. However, if you take that second definition of the second definition, it is stated as, “a slightly acid cordial made from fruit juice and water.” The definitions are from a search on Google by the way. So given the context of “no shrub of the field” you might say that there was no fruit juice mixed with water yet. The LORD God must want fruit juice as part of his creation – rather, fruit juice of the field to share. Now what can field be defined as? I copied and pasted a number of definitions for the word field below.
- a piece of land used for a particular purpose, especially an area marked out for a game or sport.
“a football field”
|synonyms:||playing field, ground, sports field;
“a soccer field”
The first definition is one that gives you the idea that there is this land, such as gan eden, that is for the purpose of the LORD God to intermingle with people. If you take this definition and the context surrounding the garden of eden then gan eden was formed and the Torah of the nachash and Adam and his wife, then you may say that gan eden was designated for the purpose of people to intermingle with the LORD God – you know, get close to your roots and mingle by the trees with your own purpose, truth, and nature. So then you say what is the nature of Adam and his wife and also what is the nature of the nachash. The nachash was said to be wild so what you do is you try not to be wild. Be holy. Now let us look at the second part of the definition below. Below you might say that the field such as the garden of eden is an area of land that has gold and lapis lazul etc. or you might say that the field such as the garden is one that studying goes on. Man was created from the dust of the earth – don’t you wonder a little bit about this? The garden might be a place that you can study.
- a large area of land or water completely covered in a particular substance, especially snow or ice.
- an area rich in a natural product, typically oil or gas.
- a place where a subject of scientific study or artistic representation can be observed in its natural location or context.
The definition below gives the statement that field can mean “a particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest.” So you have this field that you are in now. The prophecy states that there was no shrub of the field on earth yet. So you have no shrub of the field yet in the prophecy.
a particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest.
“we talked to professionals in various fields”
|synonyms:||area, sphere, discipline, province, department, domain, sector, branch, subject;
“the field of biotechnology”
The definition below gives “all the participants in a contest or sport.” In the opening chapters of Genesis you have three different characters and then the LORD God, the acting Creator. During the time of the beginning, no fruit juice was around in the particular contests and in the particular area known as gan eden. There. And finally you have the physics definition of prevailing conditions. What are the prevailing conditions? Well for one, maybe keep holy the Sabbath for the nature of the lines of descendants are all different. You have a Man and Eve, Adam and Woman. What might the different natures be like is what you ask? Well read Torah to start. The Torah gives some of these conditions.
all the participants in a contest or sport.
“he destroyed the rest of the field with a devastating injection of speed”
|synonyms:||competitors, entrants, competition; More
applicants, candidates, possibles
“she is well ahead of the field”
the region in which a particular condition prevails, especially one in which a force or influence is effective regardless of the presence or absence of a material medium.
- the force exerted or potentially exerted in a field.
“the variation in the strength of the field”
a system subject to two binary operations analogous to those for the multiplication and addition of real numbers, and having similar commutative and distributive laws.
Let us take a look again and read Genesis 2:5. Verse 5 states, “when no shrub of the field was yet on earth and no grasses of the field had yet sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the soil.” So now you might keep reading and check out the definition of grass in where it is stated that there were no “grasses of the field” that had “sprouted.” Now you want to get the definition of grass and sprout. Obviously again grass of course is that green leaf that grows from the ground. But you might ask what does grass mean otherwise and what does sprout mean? Let us look now and read at the definition of grass below.
Grass can mean to inform somebody of something. If you take this definition then during this time of creation there was nobody informing anybody of anything. Sprout can mean “appear or develop suddenly and in large numbers.” Again there was no people informing someone before these people were giving knowledge on a subject and then the grasses developed “suddenly and in large numbers.” So at the times of these games in gan eden, there was no fruit juice and nobody enlightening anybody else. Finally, verse 5 also states that “Because the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth.” Now what is the obvious answer again? Rain is the moisture and water that drops from the sky above and the cloud layer down to the ground and the earth. But let us look at the definition of rain below.
- a large or overwhelming quantity of things that fall or descend.
“he fell under the rain of blows”
|synonyms:||shower, deluge, flood, torrent, avalanche, flurry; More
“a rain of hot ash”
- (of objects) fall in large or overwhelming quantities.
- send down in large or overwhelming quantities.
Rain can be interpreted as “a large or overwhelming quantity of things that fall or descend.” Now the verse states that “the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth.” As you read Genesis you have to keep in mind that the firmament separates that waters which are above the earth in the heavens from the waters which are below and on the earth. Now going with this definition you can find that the earth was being created and that there was no fruit juice of the certain area of study or of the sport in gan eden etc. No grass was enlightening anybody of how things were going. So the LORD God caused a large or overwhelming quantity of things to fall or descend to the earth in order to provide some sense of how things could be going. Hopefully we will get the chance to go over the N’philim who had a great descent and you might say that the N’philim were some of these ancient souls that ushered in a certain era of history as they were the ancient rulers of the past. Now let us look at the next part of Genesis from above.
Genesis 2:6 states that “a flow would well up from the ground and water the whole surface of the earth.” Now let us read the definition of flow, ground, and water. First let us look at flow and water below. Flow could be defined as a continuous stream or moving along in a continuous stream. Water could be defined as “flow through” as in a river through an area of land or become full of tears or moisture. Water can also mean to make a statement or proposal less controversial by changing or leaving out details. So you have Genesis 2:6 above. You might say that a continuous stream came from or welled up from the ground which in turn watered or dispersed throughout the earth. You can say that the ground is an area of knowledge or subject of discussion. So you have a continuous stream of SOMETHING which welled up from the ground (could be tears from people or a migration of peopel or SOMETHING else that continuously flowed from the knowledge of something or subject) that watered (and streamed throughout the earth) the earth.
the action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream.
“the flow of water into the pond”
- the rise of a tide or a river.
a steady, continuous stream of something.
verb: water; 3rd person present: waters; past tense: watered; past participle: watered; gerund or present participle: watering
- (of a river) flow through (an area of land).
(of the eyes) become full of moisture or tears.
|synonyms:||moisten, become wet, salivate;
“my mouth watered”
dilute or adulterate (a drink, typically an alcoholic one) with water.
“staff at the club had been watering down the drinks”
|synonyms:||dilute, thin (out), weaken; More
“staff had watered down the drinks”
- make a statement or proposal less forceful or controversial by changing or leaving out certain details.
- an area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought.
“third-year courses typically cover less ground and go into more depth”
factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief
Here from Genesis 2:4-7, you might say that this is the story of the creation of heaven and earth when the LORD God made them, when no fruit juice was around the field and no informed people sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent down descendants or had God descend on the earth and there was no man that tilled the soil yet, but a continuous stream would well up from a subject and area of knowledge and flow migrate through the earth.