IDOLATRY-9/ELKM/ The Comprehensive End of Days’ Trial

IDOLATRY-9/ELKM/The Comprehensive End of Days Trial


© 2017 by Rabbi Zvi Aviner


 ”Know your creator, know yourself, and know the difference”“

We’ve found Moses’  account of Adam’s creation compatible with our scientific knowledge.  But Moses tells us about Adam more than science can ever say: that Adam was created by the JUDGE ELKM for a trial.

What exactly is our trial? If we don’t know that, what else could we know about the Bible?


. 1: Moses’ description of Adam creation

So let’s read again the verses describing the creation of Adam:

”And ELKIM said Let the Earth bring forth living creatures to their kinds
Cattle, Creeping things and Beasts of the Earth to their kinds, and it was so
And ELKM saw that it was good.

“And ELKM said: Let Us Make an Adam in our Form and Our Image.

“And ELKM blessed them saying:
They will have dominion over the Fish…over the Birds…over the Cattle… over the entire Earth…
Be fruitful and multiply, filled the Earth and conquer it…

And behold, it was VERY GOOD
And there was evening, and there was morning, the SIXTH DAY” (was over.)

……………………(THE SABBATH BEGINS)……………………….

“And the Heavens and the Earth were FINISHED(Khalah)
And ELoKiM FINISHED all the Work that He has done,
And He ABSTAINED on the SEVENTH DAY from all the work that He had done
And ELoKiM blessed the Seventh Day and He sanctified it…..”

(Genesis 1-31; 2 1-3)



2: The End of Days Comprehensive Judgment

Adam’s trial is given, as expected, at the end of our Day, where it says: (see above)

And behold, it was VERY GOOD
And there was evening, and there was morning, the SIXTH DAY” (was over.)

There are important differences between our Sixth Day’s trial and all other previous Days.

Whereas in the past Days  ELKM judged just one Day at a time,  at the end of our Sixth Day He will  judge “Everything He had done,” meaning the entire Six Days from the very Beginning to that futuristic point in time.

Secondly, while in all previous Judgments ELKM was satisfied with a ‘good’ edict, at the End of our Sixth Day, the End of Time, He will be satisfied only with a Very Good verdict.

Hence at  the End of our Sixth Day, ELKM will  pass a ‘Comprehensive’ Judgment on the entire Six Floor Building, the entire CREATION, and decide whether or not He will allow it to survive and enter the next, Seventh Day, the so-called  the Eternal Sabbath.

Note that our ‘human’ sixth day of the week is only a taste of the Sixth Day of CREATION, and our human weekly Sabbath day is only a taste of the coming Seventh Day of CREATION, the Eternal Sabbath.

 Seeking a Very Good verdict
Thus after the Midday trial of the Sixth Day, ELKM tightened the yardstick by which He measures CREATION.  Henceforth He would not be pleased anymore with a mere ‘good verdict but would rather demand CREATION to be Very Good..

Since Adam is the only creature added, it  would be up to Adam to achieve that goal and become Very Good in ELKM’s eyes.   Only if Adam is deemed, at the end of our Day,  to be Very Good, ELKM would allow him along with the entire CREATION to enter the next Day, the Sabbath. What a burden on Adam’s shoulders!


 But ELKM does not wait for the end of times.  Every year, on the annual anniversary of Adam creation, ELKM ascends on His Throne of Justice and judges Adam, along with the entire CREATION, whether it has become Very Good.     This idea  is expressed at length in our prayer book for the holiday. .


3: The outcomes of the comprehensive trial

What are the possible outcomes of the End of Day’s trial?

The verdict can be either Very Good or Very Bad.

If ELKM finds CREATION, including Adam, Very Good  He would allow it to survive and see the next Day, the Sabbath. .

If ELKM  finds CREATION, including Adam, Not Very Good, or just Good Or Very Bad, ELKM would terminate the entire World into nothingness with wrath.

A hint for this bad outcome is given in the verse itself that says:

 “And ELKM saw everything that he had done

and it was Very Good.

And ELKM finished, khalah,  all the work that He has done…”

(the Sixth Day is over)

“And ELKM finished”- The Hebrew word for ‘finished,’ Va-Yekhal can simply mean “ended.” But the selected word rooted in ‘khalah’ infers  “total consumption to nothingness.”  In English too you’d say “I’ll finish you!” as a terrible threat.

 Hence Adam trial will have two options: Either Very Good then the Sabbath, or Very Bad and termination to nothingness.


How can Adam be Very Good in ELKM’s eyes?  All  previous Days received a good verdict if

(1) ELKM was  Pleased with it

(2) The Day abide by ELKM’s laws of Nature

(3) The Day won ELKM’s Judgment

(4) The Day met  ELKM’s Master Plan

(5) The Day supports the next Day.

In the same token, to Be Very Good Adam should at least do the same: Please the CREATOR, Abide by His Law, Win his trial, fit the Master Plan, support the next, Seventh Day.   . . .

This would make Adam  ‘good’ in ELK’s eyes. What then would make him ‘Very Good’ in the CREATOR’S eyes?