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It is a rare thing nowadays to find in a scholarly work on Genesis. The usual view is that when geologists “proved” the earth to. This convenient little device was attrib. Both the impetus which brought it to general. Payne of the University of Sheffield, England, in. Reconsideredmakes this brief aside at the appropriate place: Just how far back can one trace this now.

And on what grounds was it held prior to the general acceptance of.

If its antecedence can. The view was undoubtedly held by early commentators without any. It must therefore have arisen. There are numerous instances of mammoths and other. Such animal cemeteries have frequently. Such evidences of destruction, even if it. There boid no reason. At any rate, here in broad outline is the situation in so far as. This outline will be explored in detail subsequently – but a. We are in no position at present to determine precisely how the. Jewish commentators made the discovery, but their early literature.

Hebrew Scriptures the Targum of 0nkelos and some intimation may. Early Jewish writers subsequently built up some. A few of the early Church Fathers accepted this interpretation and. It is true c.custancee both they and. During succeeding centuries not a few scholars kept the view alive. The Book of JasherAlcuin’s version, seems clearly to assume. And for the past two hundred years many translators and comment.

In short, it is not a recent interpretation of the text of Gen. Indeed – it could be as old as the writing of Gen. It is perfectly true that these. It may have been. c.cutance


Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1:2

The use of animation as a mnemonic aid is. Such a simile is employed in metallurgical literature because it aptly. The Sumerians and Babylonians may have animated their. It seems to refer to something prior to it. It was on a. Withoht there are reverberations of these catastrophic. It is surprising that this almost unbroken thread of testimony to a. Commentators and often emulated by the early Church Fathers do not. At any rate, whatever use or abuse they may have made of.

It is worth exploring all the strands we have, for in one way or. The only way this rathur be done withut by a.

Now after or during the Babylonian Captivity, the Jewish people. This body of traditional teaching was. Christian exposition of the Old Testament.

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It was already the basis. According to the Revised Edition of Chambers’s Encyclopedia. In his great work. The Legends of the JewsLouis Ginsberg has put into continuous. In Volume 1 which covers the period from the. Creation to Arthjr, he has this excerpt on Genesis 1: He made several other worlds.

Clearly this reflects the tradition under lying the translation which.

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Furthermore, in the Massoretic Text in which the Jewish scholars. In short, this mark indicates a “break” in the text. Such a mark appears at the end of Genesis 1. This mark has been. It is one indication. Another piece of substantiating evidence is to be found in the. Targum of Onkelos, the earliest of the Aramaic Versions of the Old. Testament written by Hebrew Scholars. According to the Babylonian. Talmud, Onkelos was a proselyte, the son of a man named Calonicas. Rabbi Yehoshua, both of whom lived towards the end of the first and.

However, since in the. Jerusalem Talmud the very same thing is related by the same auth. Pontes, whose Greek version of the Bible was used by the Greek. Aquila Ponticus was a. Thus even if Onkelos is not yet completely identified, the Targum.


As his translation into Aramaic of Gen. Akiba ben Joseph was an influential C.cusatnce rabbi who was president. He laid the basis for the. When Barcochebas rebelled against the Romans, Akiba. He was executed in A. In this work, which thus. Now wherever there is written the. And these are the generations of the destruction which is. The earth was Tohu and. These indeed are the worlds of which it is said that. Here, then, we have a comment which in the time of our Lord.

In which case we may better understand the background of his. Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness hath shined into. Now very few will deny that in this passage Paul is referring back.

What is not ab. This isafter all, precisely the position that the unredeemed soul.

The analogy is most pointed and reasonable. And if we once. Temple yet the Torah shall not depart from us; and there. Let there be light’.

Without Form and Void : A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1.2

Admittedly, this mode of interpretation is strange to us, but there. Ad Promised Land with its. But now it has been destroyed and made empty, as. Nevertheless, it was not destroyed perm. There is little question that the whole hope of restoration under. And the belief that this restorative process began in the.

I believe, moreover, that there may be one further evidence in. The significant thing about this state. Liddell and Scott give the meaning in Classical Greek as ‘adjust’, or. Even Young in his Concordance. Classical Greek the word was used by Herodotus 5.