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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Apr 14 08:30:12 EDT 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles Rempel" <CharlesR at mygalaxyexpress.com>
> > HH: I think so. Why would we understand that light existed in verse 1
> > when God creates light in verse 3?
> It is interesting to note in Isaiah 45:7 that God created (bara) darkness
> and formed (asah) light. Thus giving grammatical support that light
> pre-exixted darkness and was "formed" into that light which was good for
> man.
> Charles D. Rempel

This goes back to verse 4 in Genesis 1: "...and he 
divided the light from the darkness." The nature of 
light is that if it were not divided from the 
darkness, there would be no darkness. As it is, 
light, even dimly, permeates all of darkness, just 
not all is visible to our eyes. It is in this way 
that God "created" darkness.

Karl W. Randolph.

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