Ex nihilo? Was Raqiyah

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Mon Jul 22 20:29:43 EDT 2002

>>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?
>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?

The water existed in v2 which is before the first act 
of divine fiat on day one (v3).


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