Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:(Deuteronomy 5:8) KJV
The water which predated creation, the deep, is translated from the Hebrew word tehom. From the third day of creation and on the phrases the great deep, the deep, and the depths, are all translated from the same word.
Tehom is rendered in a variety of ways which are context-dependent.
- Before Creation
- 2nd Day
- 3rd Day
- Hydrological Cycle
- The Ocean
- Subterranean Aquifers
Our featured passage refers to the waters under the Earth which, in our hollow spherical Earth model, is the great deep which occupies the space later known as the great gulf.