In the beginning God created (bara) the heavens and the earth.
Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz.
The word bara in Hebrew means “create”, but more accurately , it means to “name”, or “separate” and “differentiate” and “allocate roles”.
In the beginning, god “names” things, and created distinctions among things.
Not coincidentally, the word barbarian is derived from this root word bara, and is an adjective used depreciatively to denote a person with different speech and customs. And so, it denotes “stranger” or “foreigner”, as someone with another “speech”, or “language”.
In the beginning was the Word (logos), and the Word (logos) was with God, and the Word (logos) was God.
En archē ēn ho Lógos, kaì ho Lógos ēn pròs tòn Theón, kaì Theòs ēn ho Lógos
The word logos in Greek means “word” or “reason”.
When you examine these passages, you begin to see how crucial language is to the genesis and development of consciousness, and worldview.
God is language. Language is god. Language creates the world as we know it, by giving names to our phenomenal experiences and perceptions.
The beginning of man, the genesis of mankind, his first waking conscious moments, originated with the advent of language, the beginning of words, the ability to create distinctions with our perceptions through the use of words. The acknowledgment of language as the greatest utility mankind possesses is the pen-ultimate realization.
The ultimate realization is that our language is not reality; our thoughts are not real.
Objective reality has no inherent value, possesses no inherent sense.
Our perceptions and judgements of it assign value, according to the context we ascribe, through the language we’ve been encultuerated or habituated into, with no conscious effort of our own.
I specifically think of my previous post: Stories Manifest Reality