[b-hebrew] Question about Gen 1:1-2

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 23 17:01:31 EDT 2009

> From: George Athas
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Question about Gen 1:1-2
> Gap Theory is not really subject matter that is germane to b-hebrew. So,
> we are all best to avoid discussion of it.
> As for the Hebrew side of Marie's question, I'd argue that the proper way
> of indicating 'becoming' in Hebrew is HYH + L (ie. the verb HYH followed
> by the preposition Le). In that regard, if the earth 'became' empty and
> void, the text should probably have the preposition L before THW WBHW. The
> fact it doesn't probably indicates that the earth 'was' empty and void.
[Steve Miller] George,
According to your argument, Lot's wife 'was' a pillar of salt and didn't
'become' one. (Gen 19:26).
-Steve Miller

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