[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 Tohu Bohu
aaa at endlyss.com
Mon Jan 11 23:55:17 EST 2010
Is it possible that the words Tohu and Bohu in Genesis 1:2 *could* mean
that the earth was "waste and desolate" meaning that the planet was already
created but lay waste and desolate (probably covered with water and ice with
even the sun extinguished) and that God basically remodeled it? ...That even
the plants and animals already had been previously created and were
reinstated (with appropriate omissions and changes as needed)?
Actually this question could cover the translation of most of the first six
days. But starting with tohu bohu.
Maybe this question gets too far into theology but I'm wondering if it is
possible (or impossible) or a legitimate way to potentially view the Hebrew
this way. I don't have a hard opinion about it but I can't help but wonder.
I know there may be very strong opinions against this potential view but I
want to understand from as strictly a Hebrew point of view as possible.
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