The Genesis One Code
The Genesis One Code, written by Daniel Friedmann, released in October of 2012. Friedmann, an engineer whose background is in aerospace, claims he can prove that the creation events described in Genesis are not at odds with science. By using ancient manuscripts known only to those who study Kabbalah, Friedmann utilized mathematical and scientific equations to explain the differences between time as we know it and Divine time---time as God counts it. The book's explanation of differences in time was interesting, and Friedmann's knowledge of and passion for science was readily conveyed. The remainder of The Genesis One Code, however, advocated for evolution. Friedmann claimed God used various epochs and natural selection in the evolutionary process to arrive at man, as we are now.
From a Biblical worldview, the book falls flat. Using the King James Bible, in Genesis 1:27 we read, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them." God clearly states we are made in his image....a fact that is present in both the Old and New Testaments. Perplexed, I approached some Jewish friends and asked if they ever remembered their Hebrew studies advocating evolution. My question was met with an incredulous look. Probing deeper, I asked about Kabbalah. with a sigh and a laugh, they asked if I meant true Kabbalah...ancient and mystical or if I meant the new age mess that was popular today. They assured me they knew nothing of a reputable rabbi who advocated man had ever been created in anything other than God's image.
The Genesis One Code is one in the line of many books that strives to prove something...to reconcile the infinite with man's finite mind. An interesting, but dry read, it does not withstand the test of principles from a biblical worldview.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by an agent of the author in exchange for a fair review.
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