Parashat Bereshit, In the Begining God created …

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This week’s reading from the Triennial Cycle (Bereshit / Genesis 1:1-2:3) gives the account of the creation week when God made the heavens and the earth. Did you know that the entire Bible (all of scripture) rests upon these first few verses? In fact, even the death and miraculous resurrection of Yeshua is impacted by these scriptures. Without considering the importance of God creating all things from nothing as the scriptures say in (Bereshit / Genesis 1:2 “v’haaretz haytah tohu u’vohu” … “the earth was formless and void,” it is difficult to understand the finished work of Yeshua who laid down his life for ours as a substitutionary atonement. In fact, even the concept of atonement by the offering of blood becomes confusing without understanding theses scripture verses appropriately in the context of the Bible. The reason relates to the question of whether death and dying occurred before man chose to be disobedient (sin) in (Bereshit / Genesis chapter 3). Was there death and dying prior to man’s sin in (Bereshit / Genesis 3Parashat Bereshit _2010-2011_

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!