[b-hebrew] Genesis 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void
hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Apr 13 22:23:51 EDT 2006
>> HH: Jeremiah 4:23-26 is figurative language and imagery associated
>> with the destruction of Israel in 587 B.C. It may report a vision
>> Jeremiah saw that portrayed that destruction. "Yowm" does not really
>> mean age or aeon. With a preposition it can have the idea of "when"
>> or "at the time." Psalm 18 is figurative language about a divine
>> deliverance of David by God. The Bible sometimes uses figurative
>> language about the heavens to describe important events on earth. We
>> might talk of earthshaking events. The Israelites could think of
>> heaven-shaking events. I realize that this can sometimes be literal,
>> but other times it seems more figurative.
>> I don't believe that Genesis 1 describes a renewing of the face of
>> creation but rather it depicts the original creation.
> Yes, one could say that God was using figurative language. That would
> explain away a lot of questions, but, Harold, it doesn't satisfy my
> questions. If it does it for you then you're quenching your thirst.
HH: Is it good or bad to quench one's thirst?
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