Gen 1:2-- thwm

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Wed Aug 1 20:39:59 EDT 2001


In a message dated 8/1/01 10:00:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
dillfest95 at hotmail.com writes:
> Thwm never has the article, anywhere it appears. I don't know why. Maybe it 
> is a proper name?

This is a reasonable assumption.  It may or may not be related to the deity 
Tiamat.  

Everett Fox translates this verse:  
"when the earth was wild and waste,
darkness over the face of Ocean,
rushing-spirit of G-d hovering over the face of the waters --"
and he comments:  "Ocean:  The primeval waters, a common (and usually divine) 
image in ancient Near Eastern mythology."

Hayyim

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