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As to his view of the events of the first creation, he wrote: The Bishop might have found positive warrant in II Pet.

Classical Greek the word was used by Herodotus 5. Custance shows that there are two permissible translations of the Hebrew associated with this phrase. Only linguistic evidence could really give a firm answer, although unfortunately even this has not been cuustance. It should be understood also, that Driver had a very.

Their condition is also described as a state of confusion and. He made several other worlds before ours, but He destroyed them all, because He was pleased with none until He created ours.

At present of the whole series. He laid the basis for the. Origen, for example, who lived from to about A. And this challenge, far from calling forth an otherwise unknown interpretation of Genesis as an emergency measure, had rather the effect of suddenly casting this ancient view into a new light and making manifest its great significance.

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Indeed, on Skinner’s own argument it is not merely admissible but highly prob- able! Open Preview See a Problem? Since there are reverberations of these catastrophic. It has been alleged. 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. This mark has been noted by several scholars including Luther. In Volume 1 which covers the period from the Creation to Jacob, he has this excerpt on Genesis 1: It seems to refer to something prior to it.


The Witness of Other Versions. Todd marked it as to-read Sep 26, And so with this long thread of continuous reference to and recog. I have no precise information on what he actually said on the present issue, but evident- ly his opinion was shared quite widely by his contemporaries. This work, which is a commentary on the first 22 chapters of.

Custance observes the rules of linguistics, of grammar and syntax, and also examines how words are used in the rest of Scripture. 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.

However, among those who approached the problem from this. No one doubts of course that the word ‘and God said’ denotes an action of God which followed immediately thereon. This convenient little device was attributed by many to Thomas Chalmers in the middle of the 19th century.

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But in most other cases the idea. A few of the early Church Fathers accepted this interpretation and based some of their doctrines upon it. It would appear that by this time the view of such a darkened world as being ovid a destroyed world was beginning to be lost sight of, the poet Caedmon being the last writer, as far as I have been able to discover, who viewed the situation in the light of a divine judgment upon a previously ordered system.

Personally, I believe it makes excellent sense to assume here that Paul had in mind an interpretation of these first three verses of Genesis 1 which sees the situation as a ruin about to be restored by God’s creative power, commencing with the giving of light where all was formerly darkness.


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“Without Form And Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis ” by – Arthur C. Custance

We are in no position at present to determine precisely how the. Snaith who seems to me. He comments on this passage as follows: Whatever points of disagreement there may be in this particular. Since there are reverberations of these nad events even as far away as China, it is fomr that the earliest writers had knowledge of things which we vojd discern only very dimly if at all, and that this knowledge was generally shared by mankind prior to the dispersion of Genesis His argument is that since we are not told we may not make this assumption, therefore we obviously may!

Needless to say, this. Young has made out a good case from a linguistic point of view that a break does exist between Gen.

My point here is merely to emphasize that we cannot make any more of these witnesses than to say that they did believe there was a break voic the creative processes between Gen. But during the next decade Delitzsch was much in correspondence with Kurtz about the matter, and in the end he made a complete about- face and wholeheartedly adopted the concept of a rebellion in heaven and cuxtance judgment brought upon the earth as a consequence prior to the creation of Adam. Victor was a Flemish scholar and a member.

This body of traditional teaching was. It is true that both they and.