In The Beginning
By Matthew Ficarelli
When you read Genesis chapter 1 verse 1 and 2, you see God creating heaven and earth. He then moves his Spirit across the face of the planet to give it life.
Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
What is very interesting is when you look at what is written in Hebrew, these two verses paint a whole other picture. The word "was" in Hebrew is hayah, which means became, or to come to pass. Then we have the word "form", which is tohuw, which means to lie waste, a desolation (of a surface). "Void" is our next word which is bohuw, which means an undistinguishable ruin. So if we re-word the first two verses of the Genesis, then we get -
1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth BECAME without DESOLATION and RUIN; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
So now we have the earth being created. Then something caused it become a desolation. Then it became without desolation and ruin because Godís Spirit moved across the waters. What happened between verse 1 and verse 2? Could the ruin that was earth be the result of the comet that collided with the surface and put it into darkness? Could this explain the existence and disappearance of the dinosaurs? Another interesting verse that comes up is verse 28.
Genesis 1:28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Why would God ask them to replenish the earth? There had to have been something first for them to replenish the earth.
How To Enjoy The Bible. E.W. Bullinger
All Scripture Taken Form King James Version