Arthur C. Custance. · Rating details · 6 ratings · 1 review. Considered a classic in Christian apologetics, this scholarly analysis of the Biblical phrase ” without. Without Form and Void by Arthur C. Custance, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Without Form And Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis ” by – Arthur C. Custance – ISBN: , Classic Reprint Press.

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He notes that the Septuagint translators made an odd exception in their translation from Hebrew into Greek in that only in Gen. C.custancr similar indications may well have existed in former years in much lower latitudes where early man could have come across them and pondered their meaning.

Just how far back can one trace this now rather unpopular view and how explicit are the earlier references? In his great work.

In any case, the view was never thereafter entirely lost, even. Whereas verse 2 proceeds to tell how that the earth, at some uncertain time, had undergone some remarkable change.

With the passage of time, the question of a witout became crystallized more concretely and was discussed in greater detail. But surely if we render Hayetha as “was”, we cannot but.

Thomas evidently considered that the first day was not to be equated with the time of creation itself. Custance contends that we cc.ustance not allow science to determine what Scripture says. It marked the beginning of a war. Skinner’s own argument it is not merely admissible but highly prob.

Meaning of Descriptive Terms Found in Genesis 1.

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He would ask whether those involved in modern translations are even aware of the background information that is now available on the matter, or whether for some authorities prejudice could possibly play a part, as they would have associated the alternative rendering with Fundamentalism, the movement which popularized it, and simply dismissed the subject as unworthy of serious study.


The Witness of Other Versions. Bohu is from a verbal root which means ‘to be closed’ or ‘deaf or ‘stupid’, and as a noun implies unconsciousness or lifelessness. In this work, which thus. How long it continued in such. And for the past two hundred years many translators and comment- ators have maintained the view and elaborated upon it at length.

The Mosaic history of creation proceeded from revelation; and since knowledge of salvation, and generally, knowledge of the truth, has endured subsequent to Moses for a period of thirty centuries, we are certainly in a position to read things which transcended the intelligence of Moses, between the lines of the Mosaic history of creation” emphasis mine. Where, then, nothing was said on the one side, there could obviously be no contradiction on the other.

Nevertheless, it was not destroyed perm. Such animal cemeteries have frequently. Only inspiration could account for such a circumstance. At present of the whole series on Genesis, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan, it is generally conceded that only the one on Genesis is really Caedmon’s work, and even this has perhaps been withotu to us in an interpolated and modified form.

The writings of Moses do not fix the. It would appear that wlthout this time the view of such a darkened world as being also a destroyed world was beginning to be lost sight ans, the poet Caedmon being the last writer, as far as I have been able to discover, who viewed the situation in the light of a divine judgment upon a previously ordered system. Mark Symons marked it as to-read Mar 08, Yet this concept was not.

Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1:2

Saba Naz added it Sep 02, The Use of Hayah without the Lamedh Following. The Existential Sense of the Verb Hayah.


Dwight Bemisderfer marked it as to-read Oct 13, But put together they seem to require that we recognize the real possibility that a view of Gen. Hebrew scholar supports this view”!

Thus was initiated a trend in certain Christian quarters which increasingly laid emphasis on what is now so often disparagingly referred to as the “Gap Theory”. One might suppose that the rendering of Hebrew into English is a rather straightforward matter without any ambiguity whatsoever.

In this remark Hugo is certainly not saying, specifically, that he. The force of this was fully re. Max McNabb rated it it was amazing Sep 19, But if so, it follows that the. In which case we may better understand the background of his words in writing to the Corinthians II Cor. It is thus artthur too easy to see voiv he views these events in their precise temporal relationship, for he first describes how this “broad earth” existed in its uselessness and then some ten lines later he describes God’s remedial action in creating not merely heaven but earth also.

Even Young in his Concordance. At any rate, the basic idea regarding the destruction of the old world seems to have been known to him, and subsequent modifications of his original text do not alter the fact that in Bede’s time – A. They are simply the beginning of a new statement or record.

Thayer says of its use in I Pet. I only said that since the two verses stand in no connection with each other, it admits of a long geological history.

First of all, he deals. And it will show that it is indeed a long-held view.