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Whitespace O: Emet - Out of Nothing

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One: Out of Nothing

Once upon a time, there was a time when there was no time. And Elemet created time. And Elemet created the universe: the heaven and the earth.

Now the earth was confined by Elemet to one area, but it had no structure. Elemet looked at the earth and moved upon the face of the waters.

And Elemet said, "Let there be light." And the universe was illuminated.

Elemet looked at the light, and the light pleased Elemet. Elemet said, "Good." And Elemet put all the light on one side of the universe and called it DAY. The other side Elemet called NIGHT. The earth rotated once during this, the first day.

Elemet said, "An expanse shall divide the waters above from the waters below."

And Elemet moved some of the water from the face of the earth to the boundary of its area, and the water froze and hung around the earth like a cloak. And between this layer and the rest of the earth, Elemet made an expanse of air, limiting the remaining water and earth to a smaller boundary.

And Elemet called it SKY. And the earth had its second rotation: the second day.

Then Elemet said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered to one place, and let the dry ground appear." And the earth was structured, and the waters separated from the muddiness and gathered in one place around the continents.

Elemet called the dry ground EARTH and the gathered water SEAS. The seas were shallow, and the continents were all connected by lowlands. The continents had hills, but there were no high mountains. The earth and the seas pleased Elemet.

And Elemet said, "Let the earth bring forth trees and other plants, after the design I have chosen." And this is how it was:

The earth sprouted trees and other plants, which grew to maturity in a matter of minutes, then continued at the pace Elemet set for each. And Elemet was pleased with the plants.

And the earth had its third rotation: the third day.

And Elemet said, "There shall be lights in this space to mark the passing of days and seasons and years. They will also be a symbol of my plan, so that all who see them can know I have made this.

"And two of these lights shall give light to the earth." And this is how it was:

Elemet made two lights: A star close to the earth to mark the days, and a reflective ball nearer the earth to mark the night. Elemet also made the other stars and planets, and the satellites of the other planets, and the other bodies moving through the universe also.

And Elemet put the stars and the planets and the satellites in place. And Elemet made some to spin one way and some to spin another.

So the stars and the satellites and the planets were like a giant clock, marking the passage of time and demonstrating Elemet's intent and power. And the light flowed from the stars, and Elemet nodded, pleased. And the illumination faded into the ways from stars to planets, until only the stars brightened the spaces between the planets.

And the earth had its fourth rotation: the fourth day.

Then Elemet said, "The seas shall be filled with living creatures, and let the sky be filled with birds and insects."

So Elemet created fish and other sea creatures, birds, and insects. And the creatures pleased Elemet.

And Elemet blessed the creatures, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, so that you fill the earth. The earth had its fifth rotation: the fifth day.

When the fifth day was completed, Elemet said, "The earth shall bring forth many living creatures, each bearing its own kind, of all the beasts I have designed."

And Elemet made the many varieties of animals, and Elemet was pleased with all the animals, for they were good.

At this point, all the plants that Elemet had created were growing on their own, though there was no person to tend them, because a mist trickled up from the ground, watering the plants. Every part of the earth had a warm, mild climate.

And Elemet then said, "We will make a different type of creature, now. Unlike the fish, birds, and beasts, this creature will be able to have a relationship with me. This creature will resemble me spiritually, in my image and likeness. And they shall have authority and responsibility over the whole planet, over all other creatures that I have made."

So, Elemet reached into the dirt and formed the physical body of a man, and when Elemet had finished the body, Elemet breathed into the man's nostrils with the breath of life, and the man became alive. And Elemet planted a garden in the region of Eden and put the man in it. And Elemet showed the man how the trees were created that were good to see and to eat. Elemet also showed him two trees in the center of the garden: the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And Elemet named the man Adam, and told him to tend the garden, but cautioned him not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for to eat of it would bring spiritual and physical death upon him.

Then Elemet said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make for him a suitable helper."

And out of the ground, Elemet formed a pair of each beast and bird. And Adam saw that Elemet created each animal, and Adam named each animal, because he had authority over them. And Adam noticed that each animal had its mate, and he began to see that he was different, because he was alone. And when Adam had named all of the animals, he had not found a suitable helper, but he saw that he was alone.

And Elemet caused Adam to sleep, and Elemet took from Adam's side flesh and bone, and Elemet formed a totally matched helper for Adam and brought her to him.

When Adam saw her, he cried, "This is truly the bone of my bone and the flesh of my flesh! She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man."

This was Elemet's design for marriage: A man will leave his parents to be joined to his wife and become one flesh with her.

Though the man and woman were naked, they were not ashamed, because they were innocent.

And Elemet blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and use the earth to provide for your needs, and exercise your authority over the animals. I have given you every herb that has seeds and every fruit that has seeds for your food. Every animal will also eat plants for food."

And Elemet was pleased with everything in the universe. And the earth rotated for a sixth time: the sixth day.

And the universe was completed with all the things in it. And on the seventh day, Elemet rested from the work and blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because after the six days of work, Elemet rested.

Some days after this, the woman was walking alone in the garden, and a serpent spoke to her. "Did Elemet say, as I have heard, that you cannot eat of every tree that is in the garden? Can this be right?" And the woman said, "We may eat of the trees in the garden. It is only the tree in the middle of the garden that Elemet restricted, saying, 'You must not eat of this tree, nor touch it, or else you'll die.'"

Then the serpent said, "You won't die! Elemet gave the other animals no such restriction. It is because Elemet knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it, and that you will become like Elemet, knowing good and evil, that he restricts you from this. How do you think he became so wise and powerful?"

And when the woman had looked on the tree and decided its fruit looked tasty, she wanted it, and she wanted to be wise, and she took some of the fruit and ate some of it, and she gave some to her husband, and he ate it. When they had eaten, their eyes were opened, and they saw that what they had done was evil. And they died within themselves. They saw also that they were naked, so they tried to cover their nakedness by sewing together fig leaves to make aprons.

Then they heard Elemet coming through the garden, and they tried to hide among the trees. Elemet came near to them and said, "Adam, where are you?"

He faced Adam and waited. Adam said, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself."

Elemet said, "Who told you you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree I told you you could not have?"

The man said, "I ate the fruit because the woman you gave to me to be with me is the one who gave it to me."

Elemet said, "What have you done?"

The woman said, "I ate it because the serpent deceived me!"

Then Elemet said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any other animal. You shall travel on your belly and lick the dust of the ground throughout your life. And I will put hatred between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will crush your head, and you will bruise his heel."

Elemet turned to the woman and said, "I will greatly multiply your birth pains: in sorrow will you bring forth children. And your desire will be toward your husband, and he shall rule over you."

Elemet said to Adam, "Because you heeded the voice of your wife instead of mine, and you have eaten of the tree that I told you not to eat: The ground must be cursed for your benefit; but in sorrow you will eat of the ground all the days of your life. It will bring forth thorns and thistles, and you shall eat of the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face, you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for it was out of the ground I took you: Dust you are, and to dust you will return."

Then, Elemet took animals from the garden and killed them. And Elemet took the hides of the animals, and he made clothes for the man and his wife. And Adam named his wife Eve.

Elemet said to all his angels, "The man now knows good and evil. He and his wife are separated from me. There is danger that he will put forth his hand again, this time to eat of the tree of life. If he eats of that tree, he will never die, and he will be separated from me forever. I cannot allow that to happen."

So Elemet sent Adam and Eve out of the garden to the fields, where he would till the ground. And Elemet placed guardians at the entrance to the garden, and he placed a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the tree of life.

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