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

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 17 10:39:04 EDT 2006

> 2006/4/17, Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>:
> As already said by others, verse 2 does begin with "and".
> The reason the "and" is significant is because it disallows an
> understanding
> like: "In the beginning, when God was creating the heavens and the earth,
> the earth was without form and void."
> Dear Steve,
> This really is incorrect. The "and" does not disallow that
> understanding at all. In fact, the way Hebrew normally uses the
> circumstantial clause entirely fits this use. If we disagree on
> whether one could translate Gen. 1,1-3 this or that way, it will have
> to be on better grounds than this.
> best regards,
> Herman, Rotterdam

[Steve Miller] Thanks Herman. If you show me 3 examples of such from the OT,
then I will be convinced. Otherwise not.

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