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Genesis 1

1An All-Human person created the heavens and the earth --
2the earth was barren and cratered and darkness was upon the face of the craters and the Spirit of All-Human bore up upon the face of the waters
 

steve_bank

Contributor
According to the Oxford Bible Commentary there is no clear interpretation for the creation story.

It could also mean out of chaos god brought order. A more culturally meaningful interpretation.
 

DBT

Contributor
The earth was 'without form and void' suggest there was no planet to begin with. A contradiction because if it is 'without form and void' it cannot be called ''the earth."
 

steve_bank

Contributor
The problem according to the commentary there is no direct translation for the earliest known words. Translations of translations ending up in English.

Did Jesus really say 'thee and thou' speaking in old English? Or did he speak in the common vernacular?

Without form could simply mean social structure.
 
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