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In the Beginning → Head → The Mother of All Living Ones

“In the head elohim…”


The Bible is a big book of narratives around fathers, sons, men, warriors, etc. We learn of a heavenly father, sons of God, but a heavenly mother is strangely absent. Or is she? One particular small, but telling narrative is that of the bees (cf. story of Deborah the judge whose name means “Bee”). This part of nature is perhaps the most reflective of all the various facets of the word of Elohim. Many workers with bodies of gold and black rings, two pairs of wings, and a stinger. Male drones who die after mating with the Queen. The bees work to build a honeycomb for a queen, one who conceives and reproduces. The Queen Bee is the only one with a smooth stinger that can be used over and over and contends mainly with….other queens. The honeycomb itself is sweet and good for food to everyone. Life gives us the honeycomb.

Strong’s #7225, reshit, [feminine] head. This is the feminine of rosh, #7218. The root of these words is unused but means to shake, tremble. Understood to mean “head” (because it shakes) and long interpreted here in the abstract as “beginning”.

Everywhere that I can tell, this word “head” is used in the sense of “headwaters”, that is a source, or a mountain peak. A “source” could be construed as a “beginning” but the sense is not that of normal time, and I have seen nothing in scripture which would indicate that rosh/reshit are related to linear space-time. In fact, it should be known there is no word for “time” in the sense of clock time, atomic time, linear time, or space-time in the Hebrew. There is only appointed time, season, menstruation time, then, now, perpetuity, and time of tomorrow, time of the evening. See #6256. If anything it is related to the center of space-time.

The writers chose the feminine version of head here. Why? Here lies perhaps the most enigmatic mystery of the Bible. There are several root verbs that are symmetrical and they are on purpose. Notable ones are hayah (to become), nun (to propagate), and harah (to conceive). These are some of the most significant in all of the Hebrew language. They reflect opposites or positive-negative, type-antitype sides. Taking the individual letters as a cue:

היה hayah: [Behold – the hand – Behold] to become

נונ nun: [seed – peg/nail – seed] to propogate

הרה harah: [Behold – head – Behold] to conceive

The Early Hebrew letter resh:

Mary’s name was taken from the Hebrew miryam (Strong’s #4813) and has a signification of “rebellion” or “rebel”. Often looked at with negative connotation, there is also a positive side to rebelling, or shall we say, “contending for the faith”?

Contender [Mary], standing up in the days of these ones, transported into the mountain-country with speed into the city of Thrown [Judah], and she entered into the house of Yah-has-Remembered [Zechariah] and greeted God-of-Seven [Elizabeth]…

And she cried out in a great voice, and said “Blessed is the fruit of the belly of yourself, and from where to myself is this one, that the mother of the Lord of myself has come toward myself? For behold, as the voice of the greeting of yourself became into the ears of myself, the infant leaped in exultation in the belly of myself… (Luke 1:39-44 RBT)

Life greets Life

Behold Behold

With this understanding, “In the head” would refer to the very conception of life itself. Life conceived. Elohim conceived. Eve, the “Mother of All the Living Ones”. The Mother of all real life. Imagine how beautiful she must be, when she manifests in all her glory?