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Exegesis:Genesis 1:2

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Translation of Genesis 1:2

The Earth was a desert and empty, and (it was) darkness over (the) surface of (the) deep. Spirit (=wind) of God (was) hovering over the surface of the water.

Comments

"The deep" apparently means the Ocean.

It is supposed by some people, that the darkness was caused by dark clouds.

"the deep" (thowm, Strong 8414) also an "abyss" filled with big amounts of water. Might refer to the ocean before any living creators lived inside there. As if it was a dead ocean or abyss

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