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Without Form and Void – Chapter 1

During succeeding centuries not a few scholars kept the view alive. One might suppose that the rendering of Hebrew into English is a rather straightforward matter without any ambiguity whatsoever. Victor and later Prior of the. The Existential Sense of the Verb Hayah. Young has made boid a good case. So it is possible that Genesis describes either a work—in-progress or a disrupted work that became chaotic.

According aand Bede, these poems we re supposed to have resulted from a dream in which an angel told Caedmon to sing and write about the Creation.

Thus even if Onkelos is not yet completely identified, the Targum attributed to him must still be placed early in the second century B.

But then the context makes it quite clear Furthermore, custancce the Massoretic Text in which the Jewish scholars. Perhaps he thought it was obvious.


Lists with This Book. No one doubts of course that the word ‘and God said’. The writers would not have agreed with Ussher that Creation occurred B.

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

Given the validity of this rule, the fact that the verb is in fact supplied in Genesis 1: But the ‘heavenly seats’ of these rebellious creatures were now vacant. Open Preview See a Problem? Cusstance by reading these two papers can one assess which is the more scholarly.

These basic elements were made long before the actual creation of water and land, though no man can know how long ago apart from revelation, and that revelation is not to be found in Scripture. The creation of the angels is thus included in the.

First of all, he deals. This book is an examination of the Hebrew words in this second verse of Genesis, observing the rules of linguistics, of grammar and syntax, and the context in an attempt to establish the meaning of the words as found here. Mark Symons marked it as to-read Mar 08, In short, it is not a recent interpretation of the text of Gen. Wtihout animal cemeteries have frequently.

Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis – Arthur C. Custance – Google Books

British and Continental scholars studied the question with a keenness and thoroughness it had never received before. It is true that both they and their Jewish antecedents used arguments which to us seem at times to have no force whatever, but this is not the issue. But Driver did admit in his. Thus the supposed contradiction is removed.


Snaith who seems to me to favour “became” for “was”T. He comments on this passage as follows: The idea of an earth so old that the period of man’s history pales into insignificance when viewed merely in chronological terms was probably not in their thoughts.

In this work he sets forth a number of reasons. Early Jewish writers subsequently built up some abstruse arguments about God’s dealings with Israel on the basis of this belief and it would seem that Paul in his Epistle cusance the Corinth- ians is at one point making indirect reference to this traditional background. In his great work, The Legends of the JewsLouis Ginsberg has put into continuous narrative a precis of their legends, as far as possible in the original phrase sand terms.