tohu wa bohu

Daladier Lima daladier at
Tue Sep 12 16:38:42 EDT 2000

Another day I have posted a message about this. Only Isaiah and Jeremiah write the term, and the same chaos is visible in Bereshit.

Daladier Lima

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Liz Fried <lizfried at>
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 2:23 PM
Subject: tohu wa bohu

> 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
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