The Hebrew Evening of Genesis 1

Should we find out which false doctrines you are believing today?

Questions to Ponder:

  • What is true about the Hebrew ereb/evening?
  • What tradition of ereb is false?
  • What is taught about ereb/evening that is false, but appears as truth?

To answer these questions, would Genesis be a good place to start?

What do we think we know about the Hebrew evening?

  1. Have we inherited a false definition and as a result, a false doctrine, for the Hebrew term ereb (evening) from the traditions of man?
  2. Is the correct reckoning of the day-start essential to understanding YaHuWaH’s Feasts and Covenant Count?
  3. Will a better understanding of ereb/evening and the day-start give a clearer vision of the TIMING and Appointments for the Bride of Yahusha?

Are you ready for a necessary paradigm shift about EVENING?

A study on the True Meaning of ‘evening’ according to Hebrew Definitions.

When is the Hebrew Evening?

In order to understand the word ‘ereb’ or ‘evening’ there are several other terms that must be understood as well.  This will be a brief examination of five separate units given on Day 1 of Creation.

Have you been interested in when the Hebrew evening occurs, as seen and proven by example in the Scriptures?

Have you ever considered going to the original Hebrew language for the definitions of <ereb>, the Hebrew word that has been translated into English as ‘EVENING’?

Comparisons of Hebrew Letters

  • The word ereb (evening) consists of three Hebrew letters: Ayin, Resh, Bet, and it looks like this:

Be aware: Hebrew is read from right to left, the opposite of English.

This word – ereb – is used 136 times in 129 verses in the Hebrew Concordance of the KJV.

Strong’s Concordance has given ereb the number of H6153, and it seems everyone has accepted that designation.

The ‘UNITS’ on Day 1 of Creation

The 1st day of Creation houses 5 separate ‘units’ (or components) found within the first 24-hour cycle.

They are:

  1. Light H216
  2. Darkness H2822
  3. Darkness H3915
  4. Ereb H6153
  5. Boqer H1242

First mention of <ereb> in Genesis

The first usage of this word <ereb> is found in Genesis 1:5.

We need to look at this very carefully because there are those who desire to place the <ereb> evening in a location where YaHuWaH has not placed it.

We will not go into detail here as that will be exposed in the forthcoming studies.

First ‘two’ units identified

Let’s examine verse 4 first as it sets the foundation for this interesting word <ereb>:

Gen 1:4 And YaHuWaH saw the light H216 that it was good, and YaHuWaH divided between the light H216 [awr] and the darkness H2822 [choshek].

The first ‘2’ units are:

Light H216 [awr] and Darkness H2822 [choshek]

Genesis 1:5 First Division Of <light H216> and <darkness H2822>

Gen 1:4 And YaHuWaH saw the light H216 that it was good, and YaHuWaH divided between the light H216 [awr] and the darkness H2822 [choshek].

Note carefully that YaHuWaH divided the light (awr) and the darkness (choshek).

  • This (choshek) darkness H2822 is first mentioned in Genesis 1:2.

YaHuWaH perfect creation – EARTHrapidly transitioned into ‘a very chaotic and contaminated atmosphere’ far from YaHuWaH’s original design. Yet, provision for this ‘destructive component’ was made by YaHuWaH due to events that had happened in heaven which resulted in this very momentous high impact event.

<darkness> Given Another Definition

Upon this division between light H216 and darkness H2822 in verse 4, another identity is brought forth called <layil H3915>.

Gen 1:5a And YaHuWaH called the light H216 Day, and the darkness H2822 [choshek] he called Night H3915, [layil]

This <layil H3915> is likened to the night darkness we see during our Night Season today.

3rd Unit Brought Forth

Note carefully that we have seen 3 separate UNTIS given at this point in Day 1 of Creation.

They are:

  1. Light H216
  2. Darkness H2822 (chaotic contaminated atmosphere)
  3. Darkness H3915 (night) (3rd Unit)

Gen 1:5a And YaHuWaH called the light H216 Day, and the darkness H2822 [choshek] he called Night H3915, [layil]

Note: The choshek darkness is also a part of our cycles (increasingly so in these latter times). We will not be concentrating on the choshek darkness (in this study) for that is another topic altogether.

Genesis 1:5b: 4th and 5th Units Given

In Genesis 1:4 & 5, there are a total of 5 UNITS named by YaHuWaH as being fully part of the first cycle of the week.

Having already identified 3 UNITS of the 24-hour cycle, we need to look closely at ‘the last part’ of Genesis 1:5 to identify the last 2 UNITS.

Gen 1:5 And YaHuWaH called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night, and there was evening [ereb] and there was morning [boqer] the first day.

Here we see the last two UNITS: ereb (evening) and boqer (morning). Another generic term for both evening and morning is twilight.

This is the final list of 5 UNITS for Day 1 of Creation:

  1. Light H216
  2. Darkness H2822 (chaotic heavily contaminated atmosphere – compare with Isaiah 45:18)
  3. Darkness H3915 (night) (3rd identity)
  4. Ereb H6153 (evening)
  5. Boqer H1242 (morning)

Addressing Possible Confusion

darkness H2822 and darkness H3915

Gen 1:5 And YaHuWaH called the light H216 Day, and the darkness H2822 he called Night H3915.

Perhaps you have noticed on Day 1 of Creation, the word ‘darkness’ is listed with two different Hebrew numbers as:

  1. darkness – choshek H2822
  2. darkness – layil H3915

Why does YaHuWaH apply two different units with the same ‘word’ to one phase of this cycle? Would this not be confusion?

Answer: Yes, to us it would be confusion. However, in Hebrew, H2822 and H3915 are two very different words, with two very different meanings. Therefore this area needs more clarification because there is a lack of word choices when translating from one language to another – especially Hebrew to English.

There is NO Confusion in Hebrew!

(between) darkness H2822 and darkness H3915

Gen 1:5 And YaHuWaH called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

There is no need for confusion between these two Hebrew word numbers that have the same word of ‘darkness’ in the English language. They have completely different word definitions.

  1. Choshek H2822 (darkness) is basically a chaotic contaminated atmosphere that came about due to a disastrous event that happened between verses 1 and 2.

In simple terms, this ‘H2822 (choshek) darkness’ needed cleansing to establish the unit YaHuWaH calls:

  1. Layil H3915 (darkness) – or what we now call night.

First Things First!

Gen 1:5 And YaHuWaH called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

In the first part of Genesis 1:5, the Light Season that is named ‘Day’ is direct light – or for us today – actual direct SUNlight when the sun is above the horizon.

Darkness (night H3915) is the total absence of LIGHT – or for us today the total absence of ‘SUNlight’.

So what are these other two identities: ereb and boqer [twilights]?

Time to Examine <ereb>!

The reason for this study is because some feel the two units of – ereb and boqer (or twilights) have nothing in common with the Light Season.

Question: Do these twilights of – ereb and boqerHAVE ANYTHING IN COMMON with the Light Season where there is direct sunlight? For clarification, direct sunlight is when the sun is above the horizon.

  • Because of these questions, we must examine some Hebrew definitions to arrive at concrete conclusions.
  • Our concentration will be on the word ereb.
  • Unlike the word ‘darkness’ the definitions for ereb are tied directly to boqer!
  • Because Strong’s is so common, let’s start looking at H6153, where the root word is declared to be H6150. We will then compare to several other sources.

It is very simple – No Light First?

No ereb (evening) twilight mixture!

YaHuWaH’s Days of Creation – Dawn to Dawn

Yahusha’s Passion WeekDawn to Dawn

Conclusion for <ereb>

Not one ‘day’ can begin with evening <ereb> because the evening contains ‘light’ received from the Day Season.

It is impossible for evening to begin any ‘new day’ because ‘lightmust be present first.

  • LIGHT begins everything. Have you noticed that YaHuWaH does not even mention the sun, neither in rising nor in setting for the 1st day of Creation? Why?
  • Because the sunLIGHT could not begin the ‘day’ until it was commanded to. But, from the beginning, the ‘evening unit’ always belonged to the ‘Light Season’ because it has the mixing of ‘light’ with the ‘night’.

Why do you suppose YaHuWaH did not begin the 1st day of Creation with light from a created sun?

Could it be: this is His planned system, (or His built-in preventative method), to restrain us from looking to the sun that persistently prompted Yisra’El and Yahudah to serve and worship the sun to commence their worship days?

Let’s always look to the ‘light’ for the beginning of each new day – the first ‘light’ that breaks the day before any sun is seen above the horizon.

Back to our questions about the Hebrew evening.

  1. Have we inherited a false definition and as a result, a false doctrine, for the Hebrew term evening or ereb from the traditions of man?
  2. Is the correct reckoning of the day-start essential to understanding YaHuWaH’s Feasts and Covenant Count?
  3. Will a better understanding of evening/ereb and the day-start give a clearer vision of the TIMING and appointments for the Bride of Yahusha?

YaHuWaH’s truths pass through three stages:

FIRST: IT IS RIDICULED;

SECOND: IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, AND

THIRD: IT IS ACCEPTED AS SELF-EVIDENT.

In conclusion, are we going to allow false doctrine, the lying pen of the scribes, and man’s traditions and Talmudic resources to lead us down a path that ultimately leads to death?

Seeing and believing in the truth is not easy, especially when others around you live contrary to what you have come to believe and learned to be the truth. There is plenty of information that supports a day beginning at Dawn and not Evening.

We pray that you will take this information and study it out for yourself and come to a conclusion by yourself.

This is just one step of totally coming all the way out of religion.

Shalom Aleichem!

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1 Comment

Cynthia Zeh · January 25, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Thank You for explaining so clearly,I so enjoy each study.
Learning and growing in the emunah

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