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

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Apr 24 14:49:36 EDT 2006

Dear Dave,

>First, we don't know what kind of calendar was used at that time.  Second, 
>where was he?  We assume somewhere in Mesopotamia, but that's hardly certain, 
>so we really don't know when rain would have been normal.  Third, it's easy 
>to say it was a disruption of the natural seasons, but was it also a 
>disruption of the natural diurnal rotation of the earth or of temperatures?  
>8:22 says "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, 
>summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."  In any case, it's clear 
>you're making an assumption here about the "natural seasons" that isn't in 
>the text.  I'm okay with that as long as we both understand that it's an 
>assumption, not an actual analysis of the text.

HH: Water covered the earth for 150 days, so there was an interruption 
of seedtime and harvest, and perhaps of cold and heat, summer and 
winter. The great deeps were broken up.

Harold Holmyard

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