tohu wa bohu

Liz Fried lizfried at
Tue Sep 12 13:23:45 EDT 2000

Jeremiah describes the primeval state of tohu we bohu
in Jer. 4: 23ff.
It is obviously not amorphous matter, a fomless void,
chaos or anything like that.
It is simply barren, desolate, uninhabited, and dark.

Lisbeth S. Fried
Visiting Scholar
University of Michigan
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
lizfried at

Spem successus alit.

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