The doctrine of emanation

2tim 3:16 Every scripture, is God-breathed (2315. θεόπνευστος theopneustos), and profitable–unto teaching, unto conviction, unto correction, unto the discipline that is in righteousness,–

[Inbreathing (2315 /theópneustos) relates directly to God’s Spirit(Gk pneuma) which can also be translated “breath.”]

[G. Archer, “2315 (theópneustos) is better rendered ‘breathed out by God’ as the emphasis is upon the divine origin of the inscripturated revelation itself” (A Survey of OT Introduction, fn. 7, 29).]

Psalm 33 paints a similar picture:

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. (Psalms 33)

Heb 11:1 Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities (5287 ὑπόστασις hupostasis hoop-os’-tas-is) though not seen.
2 For by means of this the men of old times had witness borne to them.
3 By faith we perceive that the ages (165 αἰών aion ahee-ohn’) were put in order by the word of God, so that what is seen has come to be out of things that do not appear.

The ages or aions were set in order by the word of God that means they were God-breathed the ages emanated from God they are the unseen realities

1 Cor. 8:6 yet to us there is but one God, the Father, out of whom are all things and we in Him, and one Lord Jesus Christ on account of whom are all things, and we by Him.

The Father, out of whom are all things

The Divine One (AIL or, EL) is Absolute power from whose incorruptible substance radiates holy spirit or active force is before all existing things. This self-existing incorruptible substance is essentially spirit —spirit substance— moral and physical The Divine One —all things are out of Deity (1 Cor. 8:6). All things being out of Deity, they were not made out of nothing. The sun, moon and stars, together with all things pertaining to each, were made out of something, and that something was the radiant flowing out of His substance, or active force, which pervades all things. By his active force, all created things are connected with the creator of the universe, which is light that no man can approach unto, so that not even a sparrow falls to the ground without the Father, who is not far from every one of us.

Peter Forster

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Additional notes:

Age: The Greek is AIONI. The closest English word is eon, aeon. So the closest would be, “this eon or that to come.” Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance defines it as, 1) for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity; 2) the worlds, universe; 3) period of time, age. The word occurs many times with a wide range of meaning. Other renderings are: KJV: this world; TCNT: present age; NWT: system of things. There are two ages from Jesus’ standpoint: this one, and the next. {Matthew 12:31-32 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Blasphemy against the Pneuma}


same as in creation, YHW breathed, said, first words spoken were creative! Wonderful! Inspiration “breathed” is a fantastic bible study x


Additional reading

  1. A voice and a Word given for wisdom
  2. Necessary to be known all over the earth
  3. God-breathed prophetic words written torah and the mitzvot to teach us
  4. Breath of God (Neshemet El): a.o. The figure of Eve; 
  5. The image, living beings and being accountable to God
  6. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 3
  7. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #4 The Fall
  8. Creation of the earth and man #15 Formation of man #7 Living creatures of the natural world
  9. Creation of the earth and man #16 Formation of man #8 Dust, flesh, blood,breathing and life
  10. Moshe Rabbenu and Torat Moshe
  11. A Book to trust #5 Words directed to create order
  12. Challenging claim 2 Inspired by God 1 Simple words
  13. Have you also been deceived


Further reading

  1. What Is God’s Breath?To the ‘Why’s’ and ‘How’s’
  2. God’s Word is not ‘just for kicks’
  3. Seeing God More Clearly
  4. Inspired!

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