Genesis on the Moon

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"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth...." - Genesis 1:1

On April 11, 2019 a small Israeli spacecraft with the name Beresheet will touch down on the surface of the moon and make history, as the first Israeli moon landing! But there is something else that makes this flight so unique in the history of space travel and it is connected to the Bible…

Two Thursdays ago, a private Israeli start-up will become the first non-governmental organization to land a vessel on the moon. This remarkable feat is the cutting edge of modern technology, and yet it’s deeply infused with the ancient history of the Hebrew Bible.

The lander is called Beresheet, which is the Hebrew name for the biblical book of “Genesis” and the first word of the Bible. It is carrying a time capsule containing key representations symbolic of Israel’s identity, including a complete digital copy of the Hebrew Bible. This will be the first time that the Hebrew words of Scripture have made it into outer space!

This extraordinary event signals a Genesis; the beginning of a new era for Israel on the international stage. How fitting that at this breathtaking moment, Israel has chosen to celebrate its biblical roots and we all hope they will be successful!

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe maker of the works of Creation. You have imparted wisdom to mankind, to those that fear You. Your strength and glory fills the universe. You are the knower of all secrets. You have done wonderful things in his world. Thank you for the lunar mission to the moon, where Beresheet will allow the Bible to forever be on the moon. Amen.
Apr 20 2019