‘The Beginning ‘— not the Beginning of Time

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD
6 min readJan 7

The famous phrase known, not only to Christians, but also to non-Christians, namely, “In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1)” has, conventionally, paraphrase as, “At the commencement of time, God created the heavens and the earth.”

It is straightforward, however, that the words which follow right after indicate time already had existed prior to Genesis 1:1

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos