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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Apr 13 18:37:08 EDT 2006

Dear Rev. Pickrel:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
> ...
> I thought 'Bara' as used in Genesis 1 means 'created from nothing'?

Not necessarily. BR) was used also in verse 26 to 
indicate God's creation of man, which was of the 
dust of the ground.

>   And I
> understood that light existed in vs 1, and water.

Water was brought into existence in verse one, not 
pre-existed. Also light was created in verse three.

>    Am I wrong in this
> understanding.
> Doug.
> Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
> Tejas Valley
> San Antonio, Texas

Strictly from the basis of the text, yes.

Karl W. Randolph.

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