Sunday, 3 March 2013

Has the Universe Always Existed?

My simple answer is -

Not when we say that Hashem created the Universe Ex Nihilo


In terms of Our Time, yes there was never a Time without a Universe because their creation was co-incidental. EG the Arizal reportedly rejects asking "What took place 5 Minutes before the Creation?". There really is no such thing.

So as long as we can measure time there has been a universe. Before that? - only Hashem can describe it.


«"[T]he concept of time has no meaning before the beginning of the universe. This was first pointed out by St. Augustine. When asked: What did God do before he created the universe? Augustine didn't reply: He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions." (From A Brief History of Time [1988])»

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