PS And God saw that it was good

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Jan 17 09:03:59 EST 2002


Shoshanna, what is the Hebrew spelling of the word Teva = "nature"? It
doesn't seem to be biblical. But it seems very similar to an Arabic word
for "nature", tab`, which is spelled with the equivalent of Hebrew
tet-bet-ayin. But that would have to be a quite different root from TOV.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshanna Walker [mailto:rosewalk at concentric.net]
> Sent: 16 January 2002 13:54
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: PS And God saw that it was good
> 
> Also the word Tov is related to the word meaning "nature" - Teva
> 
> So you could translate this as "and G-d saw that it was all working
> well according to the laws of nature which He set into place."
> 
> Shoshanna
> 
> 
> 
> 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?
> 
> 
> 
> Yes, I believe this is true - "good" - "as it should be"
> 
> Shoshanna
> 




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