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

Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
Fri Apr 14 14:14:55 EDT 2006

In a message dated 4/14/2006 9:14:03 AM Central Daylight Time, 
villandra at austin.rr.com writes:

> The original condition is described as, "The earth was without form and void 
> (empty or whatever), and darkness was upon the face of the deep" - there 
> being no English equivalent for the word that is translated as "deep". 
> However, chosek (as I vaguely remember the word) was upon the face of 
> whatever it was.

Whoever translated the Hebrew text to the Septuagint translated to read, 
"invisible and unfurnished."  And I would have added "chaotic."  But would God 
have created something formless and void.  He says to Isaiah (45:18) that He 
didn't create the earth in formless and void condition.

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

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