TOHUW WA BOHUW in Gen & Jer.

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Apr 3 10:11:01 EST 2002


Right, I think that both uses refer to land that is
barren, which cannot sustain life, and which does not
sustain life.
--- definitely descriptive of TOFU.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lawrence May [mailto:lgmay at mindspring.com]
> Sent: Tue, April 02, 2002 5:12 PM
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> Subject: TOHUW WA BOHUW in Gen & Jer.
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>
> I believe Genesis 1:2 should be compared with
> Jeremiah 4:23.  These verses use both the
> words 'tohuw wa bohuw.'  Jeremiah used it to
> describe the Southern Kingdom after its
> destruction by the Chaldeans and Israel's
> enemies. I believe Genesis 1:2 describes the
> Earth after the rebellion of  Lucifer and his
> followers. What linguistic analysis is
> there that would deny this interpretation?
>
>
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