[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void

Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
Thu Apr 13 17:54:52 EDT 2006

In a message dated 4/13/2006 4:18:52 PM Central Daylight Time, 
hholmyard at ont.com writes:

> > HH, I have a question here, when was water created?  Also, Isa 45:18, 
> > God says He did not creat the earth formless and void, "a waste place"?
> HH: You raise a good question. Why, in an account of creation, would God 
> start with many things already created? Why wouldn't the story just show 
> us how He created all things? I believe the Genesis 1 account does that 
> by saying that in the beginning He created the heavens and the earth. 
> Water was one of the things created in His creation of the basic heavens 
> and earth.
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard

I thought 'Bara' as used in Genesis 1 means 'created from nothing'?  And I 
understood that light existed in vs 1, and water.  Am I wrong in this 

Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
Tejas Valley
San Antonio, Texas

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