Many years ago before the rise of blogging and social media, I have written about how the Genesis story was captured in Chinese Characters. You can find such articles easily now by googling. But this is my arrangement for your consideration:
1. By sound: 爸 BA: 妈 MA;
2. Most commonly by Picture: 口 : mouth; 大 : big
3. By grouping of existing words to form a new word:
木 : wood, tree; 林 : forest; 森 林 : jungle.
天 : sky: = 一 + 大 the largest one. Representing God or Heaven.
The Four Beginnings:
- First Man: 先 (first):= / (alive) + 土(earth) + 儿 (son)
Gen 2:7 God created man from the earth.
- First Family: 元 (beginning, first) = 二 (two) + 儿 (child)
Gen 2:22 God created Eve from Adam to have the first family.
肉 (flesh) = 人 (person) + 门 (shape of a body) + 人 (person)
- Beginning of Sin:
Gen 3:6 始 (beginning) = 女 (girl) + 口 (mouth) + (shape of fruit)
Note: use of girl, not man (男 ).
禁 (forbidden) = 林 (garden) + 示 (notice)
婪 (covet) = 林 (garden) + 女 (girl)
豸 = an animal without legs(snake) = head with two eyes + feather + standing body
裸 (naked) = 衣 (clothes) + 果 (fruit)
- Beginning of Salvation:
初 (first) = 衣 (clothes) + 刀 knife;
God kill an animal and make clothes of skin for them.
義 = 羊 over 我
when there is a sacrificial lamb covering me, I am righteous.
John 1:29 "behold, the lamb that takes away the sins of man ..."
Miraculously, the simplified stroke of the same character is written as:
义 which is clearly is Cross and a dot (head &#xNAN;).
The death of Christ on the cross gives us justification and righteousness.
活 (alive) = 水 water + 舌 tongue. As we confess our sins, and Jesus as our Saviour,
Jesus cleanses us and gives us eternal life.
Story of Noah
船 ship = 舟 boat + 八 eight + 口 month
The Big Ship is about having 8 people in a boat. Noah + Wife + 3 sons and 3 daughters-in-laws