Musings – The Universe Is a Symphony of Vibrating Strings

Scripture likens God to a “song.”

Isa 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation {ישׁוּעה ‘yeshû‛âh’ – source of the name Jesus}; I will trust, and not be afraid: for Jah Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation {ישׁוּעה ‘yeshû‛âh’}.
Isa 12:3  Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation {ישׁוּעה ‘yeshû‛âh‘}.
H3444 ישׁוּעה yeshû‛âh
salvation, deliverance
The Hebrew word for Song mentioned above comes from the word שיר ‘shiyr’ which literally means a “stringed musical instrument”.

The root of this word means ‘strings’:



Elegant Universe pg 14

“Matter is composed of atoms, which in turn are made from quarks and electrons.  According to string theory, all such particles are actually tiny loops of vibrating string.”  {Elegant Universe –  Brian Greene pg 14}

“String theory proclaims, for instance, that the observed particle properties, are a reflection of the various ways in which a string can vibrate.  Just as the strings on a violin or on a piano have resonant frequencies at which they prefer to vibrate – patterns that our ears sense as various musical notes and their higher harmonics – the same holds true for the loops of string theory….each of the preferred patterns of vibration of a string in string theory appears as a particle whose mass and force changes are determined by the string’s oscillatory pattern.”  {Elegant Universe pg 15}

Elegant Universe pg 16

In short, all of creation comes forth from music.  Just as the Holy Scriptures spoke of thousands of years ago.

Targum Psalm 50
1.       A hymn composed by Asaph. Mighty is God; the Lord spoke at the Creation a song; and he carved out the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Psa 19:2  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Psa 19:3  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Psa 19:4  Their line (קו ‘qav’ – string) is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Psa 19:5  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
Psa 19:6  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Notice that Paul links the ‘string’ of Psalm 19:4 with voice or sound
Rom 10:18  But I say, Did they not hear? Yes, rather, “into all the earth their voice went out, and to the ends of the world their words.” LXX-Psa. 18:5; MT-Psa. 19:4
Related Studies

Daily Tidbits 12/28/11 – String Theory
Daily Tidbits 3/11 – Physics

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