Ex nihilo? Was Raqiyah

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Mon Jul 22 10:00:15 EDT 2002

Not really. This discussion is about day 2. Day one implies that God
created the primodial mass (or mess) of heaven, earth and water, although
this is an interpretation. But then, what isn't?


At 08:25 AM 7/22/2002 -0500, Bill Ross wrote:
>If this is off topic, then please ignore.
>But in light of this discussion I wonder what in Gen 1 gives one *any*
>cause to view this as a description of creation ex-nihilo? Clearly it is
>"out of water," no?
>Bill Ross
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