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G-d Starts Off Creation With a Bang

Afterglow of the big bang25 Elul 0000
The Chalal[1] – It all started very small and very dense and under went an initial inflation that lasted an infinitesimal fraction of a second.[2]

A lamp of darkness flashed within the concealed of the concealed . . .[3]

The universe was still really hot, so hot that ordinary atoms couldn’t even exist. Electrons caused very small packets of light called photons to scatter continuously, light was actually linked, or coupled, to the particles, causing the whole universe to glow.[2]

. . . a cluster of vapor forming in formless thrust in a ring, not white, not black, not red, not green, no color at all. Deep within the spark gushed a flow, splaying colors below . . . a single, concealed, supernal point shone.[3]

This is the stage that scientists like to call the primordial soup because the universe looked like a plasma “soup” of protons, electrons, neutrons, neutrinos, photons, etc.[2]

Chaos a colorless formless region, not embraced by the mystery of form..[4]

Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s most famous cosmologist and renowned authority on lamps of darkness (black holes), speaking at the Berkeley Physics Oppenheimer Lecture[5] said that he now believes the universe spontaneously popped into existence from nothing. He also said that more work would be needed to prove this.[6]

The Ramban stated that bara (Beraishis bara, In the beginning G-d created) indicates creation ex nihilo, from nothing.

After 5767 years science and religion almost agreeing. As Hawking said more work is still needed.


  1. An area in which G-d presents in not revealed providing an area for the creation of a physical world. [«]
  2. Adapted from A Hot Big Bang [«]
  3. Zohar 1:15a [«]
  4. Zohar 1:16a [«]
  5. The Daily Californian, Renowned Cosmologist Draws Sold-Out Crowd [«]
  6. SlashDot, Stephen Hawking Says Universe Created from Nothing [«]

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2 Responses to “G-d Starts Off Creation With a Bang”

  1. Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) Says:
    3 Nisan 5767 at 7:47 pm

    Shouldn’t this date have the year 0000?

  2. Yechezkiel Says:
    3 Nisan 5767 at 10:09 pm

    No, 0001 is the first year. Years are counting numbers (ex. 1,2,3,…). The year before 0001 would be -0001, there is no year 0000. We are IN the 5767th year since creation. At least that is how it works with that other calendar.