You have sent troubles and suffering on me,(Psalms 71:20) Good News Translation
but you will restore my strength;
you will keep me from the grave.
We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) make a contextual connection between tehom and sheol because they’re both used to refer to the underworld realm of the dead, also known as the grave.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
The ships were lifted high in the air(Psalms 107:26-27) Good News Translation
and plunged down into the depths.
In such danger the sailors lost their courage;
they stumbled and staggered like drunks—
all their skill was useless.
Here’s tehom used as the realm of the dead, as unfortunate sailors are drowned at sea and taken to the grave.
When Noah was six hundred years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month all the outlets of the vast body of water beneath the earth burst open, all the floodgates of the sky were opened.(Genesis 7:11) Good News Translation
At the time of Noah’s flood the waters of the great deep burst forth onto the surface of the Earth, flooding it. Our hypothesis is that:
- IF the expansion of hell caused the waters of the great deep to boil and burst out of the interior of the Earth,
- leaving the chamber as an open gas-filled space, a great gulf,
- THEN there ought to be a passage of scripture which states that this happened,
- in a way which is congruent with the broad narrative of scripture.
It’s an example of using scripture as a predictive testable hypothesis. In this case, Hypothesis 22.
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