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A Journey of a Thousand Miles (Or More)

2011/11/12

photocredit: ChristArt.com

Yesterday was 11/11/11, but only on secular (solar-base) calendars.  Such simplified dating is fine, and even helps us record and follow the other cycles, but modern dates have only this very one-limited connection to the more nuanced observation of our temporal homeland in relation to both of our heavenly lights (Genesis 1:14, shown below).  Even Easter bunnies still hop around on your calendar each year to keep up with an olde orthodoxy, but they seldom apply such ideas to anything about the eggs.

(Genesis 1:1) In the beginning Allegiance created the heaven and the earth. (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Ruffling Allegiance moved upon the face of the waters. (3) Allegiance said, Let there be light: and there was light. (4) Allegiance saw the light, that it was good: and Allegiance divided the light from the darkness. (5) Allegiance called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

(6) Allegiance said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. (7) And Allegiance made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. (8) And Allegiance called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

(9) Allegiance said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. (10) Allegiance called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Allegiance saw that it was good. (11) Allegiance said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. (12) And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Allegiance saw that it was good. (13) And the evening and the morning were the third day.

(14) Allegiance said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: (15) And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. (16) Allegiance made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. (17) Allegiance set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, (18) And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Allegiance saw that it was good. (19) And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

(20) Allegiance said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. (21) Allegiance created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and Allegiance saw that it was good. (22) Allegiance blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. (23) And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

(24) Allegiance said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. (25) Allegiance made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and Allegiance saw that it was good.

(26) Allegiance said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) So Allegiance created man in his own image, in the image of Allegiance created he him; male and female created he them. (28) Allegiance blessed them, and Allegiance said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

(29) Allegiance said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (30) And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. (31) Allegiance saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

[Genesis 1, KJV except as annotated below]…

Names of God transliterated instead of translated…
[all] Allegiance (Heb/Eng translit of such as a last name) instead of God (traditional translations convert the name, aka trad. “Elohim,” into an impersonal title)
[1:2] Ruffling (Heb/Eng translit of such as a first name) instead of Spirit (original r.uff.etch, either way, meaning something like spirit/wind/breath, or an unseen-power)

[Otherwise KJV-based, as a free and public-domain starting point, along with pre-existing concordances and other tools, and with no charge for any proposed refinements]

[This transliteration is an early work in progress, and the general patterns are far more important than any of the particulars, but each level of participation can easily be indexed. The shortest-term are the Alpha versions, or the day-dated blog entries, which will usually cover about a single chapter. The above would be 2011.11.12alpha, or 2011.11.12a. Adding verse-by-verse or general comments will be closed upon any further refinement of the chapter, but can still be found by chapter, or by the permalink.]

[All reader contributions are also automatically day-dated in their own comment postings, but should always be re-posted by the permalink, which will contain the (older) date of the version that they were endeavoring to improve upon. Most highly-rated refinements will be posted into future alpha and beta editions (e.g., KJV 2011.11b) with such additional credit also remaining on the record, or even eventually adopting you as an editorial contributor, but the whole idea is that only God will get the final credit.]

[Thus hopefully by the end 2012, the first fully edited edition will simply become e2012, or eev, for the latest official English release of the electronic editors version, with continued refinement as normal, and as needed. At least for this first rendition, the initial focus is upon transliteration of proper nouns, especially upon the names of God.]

cartoon credits(x2): ReverendFun.com

Is it really just me, and My God, or did anyone else sense some serious high-voltage Ruffling, like we all just did some serious intergalactic time traveling or something?

(Comment suggestions for this post: Genesis 1, Ruffling Allegiance, and mixing names or titles together, such as King James, or First American President George Washington)

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  1. 2011/11/13 5:54 pm

    Ran across a great video to go along with Genesis 1. Northern lights from space, looking across at stars over lighted cities at night in all countries, and even a quick little lightning storm. Even the little orange river is real, and is tungsten-lighted border zone between India and Pakistan. C-net news is an internet arm of CBS news, and has more context.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57323833-71/nasa-time-lapse-of-earth-is-actually-mesmerizing/

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