Thursday, April 16, 2009

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form and void? Part Three

The Hebrew words, translated as, "...without form and void" are Tohu and bohu.

“Tohu”, translated as “without form” could also be “a desolation” as a result of a judgment. This has led a few to believe that the earth had a civilization of non-humans, possibly angels, prior to Adam and Eve.

Adding fuel to this argument is the fact that the next word, “bohu”, which is translated as void could also be translated as “indistinguishable ruin”. Compare this with Isaiah 45:18.

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 (TOHU), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Isaiah writes that God did not form the earth “tohu”, (WITHOUT FORM) Does this contradict traditional teaching concerning Gen 1:2. Remember, God’s word is perfect and does not contradict each other.

The first part of this verse could be read ….”The land became or had become a desolation, an indistinguishable ruin.

How could this have happened?

Some believe that Ba'el, Satan was given dominion over the earth at first. When he and a third of the angels rebelled, God judged them and their dominion, the pre-Adamic earth. Those who follow this line of belief, think that Satan's led rebellion occurred between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. This does bring up a good question. If this is not the way it happened, then when did Satan's fall from grace occur?

1 comment:

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