And God saw that it was good

Trevor & Julie Peterson 06peterson at
Wed Jan 16 05:38:52 EST 2002

I don't think that point could be made from the nature of the word itself.
Tov is a very common Hebrew word. If you think English "good" can go either
way, that's probably a good idea to stick with (no pun intended).

Trevor Peterson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Hill [mailto:bhebrew at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 11:02 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: And God saw that it was good
> In Gen 1:4,10,12,18,25,31 the term "good" appears in our English
> translation. I read in a commentary that this term "good" actually refers
> to the conformity of God's will, rather than "good" in the moral sense. In
> other words, everything He created was according to what He determined,
> nothing was out of place. Is this true?
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