In Genesis 1:2 we read: “And the earth was (H1961) without form (*H8414), and void (*H922); and darkness (*H2822) was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” KJV
*H1961 – היה – hâyâh – haw-yaw’ – A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) KJV Usage: beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.
*H8414 – תּהוּ -tôhû – to’-hoo – From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain. KJV Usage: confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
*H922 – בּהוּ – bôhû – bo’-hoo – From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin. KJV Usage: emptiness, void.
*H2822 – חשׁך – chôshek – kho-shek’ – From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness: figuratively misery, destruction death, ingorance, sorrow, wickedness. KJV Usage: dark (-ness), night, obscurity.
>H2821 – חשׁך – châshak – khaw-shak’ – A primitive root; to bedark (as withholding light); transitively to darken. KJV Usage: be black, be (make) dark, darken, cause darkness, be dim, hide.
The earth was not created in the shape and condition as described in Genesis 1:2. God does not create tohu and bohu. There was literally no light upon the earth. The sun was either switched off or totally obscured.
” For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain (H8414), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:18)
The translation into English of “…without form…” in Genesis 1:2 and “…vain…” in Isaiah 45:18 are from the same Hebrew term “tohu” and the prophet Isaiah said that God did NOT create the earth in the way that it is described in Genesis 1:2. It came to pass into that condition. Something happened! There must be a different explanation for Genesis 1:2.
The earth and the universe are billions of years old and Biblical Adam (mankind today) only a little over 6000 years. Where is the missing time? There had to be an earth age prior to this one we are currently living in. What happened to it? There must have been a GREAT CATASTROPHE! Is there any geological evidence? I found the following Documentary on TUBI TV from 2018. It is about a new geological look at the history of our planet. The prophet Daniel did say that in the last days knowledge would be increased. (Daniel 12:4)
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12)
“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18)
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