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First of all, custannce deals. Genesis One Reconsideredmakes this brief aside at the appropriate place: In considering verse 2 he observes that. Ten years later, inDr. The Existential Sense of the Verb Hayah. Rabbi Yehoshua, both of whom lived towards the end of the first and. It is one indication.

Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis by Arthur C. Custance

However, among those who approached the problem from this angle was the famous Dr. As to his view of the events of the first creation, he wrote: Meaning of Descriptive Terms Found in Genesis 1.

Creation occurred B. This paper presented the view that between the first act of creation which evoked out of the previous nothing the matter of the heavens and earth, and the first act of the first day’s work recorded in Genesis, periods of vast duration may have intervened. William Buckland who in contributed a paper in the Bridgewater Treatises. At any rate, there existed an order of created beings prior to all this who, though living in heaven, had failed to fulfill their appointed role in the economy of God.


In this remark Hugo is certainly not saying, specifically, that he sees the disordered state of the world in Gen.

For then verse 2 is a picture of the earth, not as it came from the hand of God in creation, but after some intervening custahce had reduced it to a state of ruin. Such a mark appears at the end of Genesis 1. Inevitably, the conservatives saw the issue as fundamental to the whole structure of faith and were ready to give battle at once in defence of their interpretation of Scripture.

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

The Book of JasherAlcuin’s version, seems clearly to assume it – even though the document itself has a questionable pedigree. These custancs are the worlds of which it is said that the blessed God created them and destroyed themand, on that accountthe earth was desolate and empty.

Admittedly it is at times evanescent and occasionally ambiguous, and admittedly the fanciful methods of interpreting Scripture adopted by the Jewish Commentators and often emulated by the early Church Fathers do not exactly encourage one to seek for solid factual information in their writings, yet at other times they are quite explicit in their present- ations.

Various Renderings of wawother than and or but. In he wrote: Rocholl who proposed some questions to him, and. I have no precise vorm on what he actually said on the present issue, but evident- ly his opinion was shared quite widely by his contemporaries.


The earliest manuscript we now have is of the 10th. I was only an Interpreter of the custajce record, and, in view of that record, I said ‘the claims of geology do not even touch upon Theology’. If the translation of ‘but’ and ‘had become’ is correct, the implication is far different. Open Preview See a Problem? Quandiu autem in hac informitate sine confusione permanserit, scriptura manifeste non ostendit.

I think he is perfectly right in noting that Dillman held the view. A good portion of the book is devoted to a two-part linguistic argument.

This statement, suffering as it does to modern eyes from the. And so with this long thread of continuous reference to and recog. Kurtz him self did not apparently feel it proper to render Gen. That is to say, Petavius did not agree with some who asserted. They may anv seen it as of quite a short. Young suggests the translation, “God did not create it to be a desolation ie.

Since a good argument is not strengthened by a weak. Chalmers produced his more elab- orate scheme of reconciliation between the Divine and the geologic records in an Examination of Cuvier’s Theory of the Earth.

Therefore waw stands for ‘afterwards’ and is so to be interpreted, as it so often is – for example in Num.

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