The Potter’s Hand

a potter makes a clay bowl on a wheel

The Lord said to me, “Go down to the potter’s house, where I will give you my message.” So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else.

(Jeremiah 18:1-4) Good News Translation

We have to deduce a physical process by which a solid ball of stratified sediment, the Earth at the end of the second day, is formed into a hollow sphere with a hydrological system by the end of the third day.

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The Dry Land

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

(Genesis 1:9-10) English Standard Version

God made the dry land appear on the third day. The dry ground is, obviously, the surface of the Earth. For our purposes the surface of the Earth is considered to be a feature of the crust.

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The Great Deep

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

(Genesis 7:11) ESV

The deep and the great deep are both translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The difference signifies a transition from the deep where Earth was created to when the great deep is in the interior of the Earth.

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Formed: יֹצֵ֨ר – yatsar

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other.

(Isaiah 45:18) ESV

Part of the meaning of the word translated as “formed” is pictured by how the potter’s hand shapes a hollow vessel from a solid lump of clay.

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March 5th

Where is the great deep?

The Hydrology of Eden Deduction 3

The waters nourished it;
the deep made it grow tall,
making its rivers flow
around the place of its planting,
sending forth its streams
to all the trees of the field.

(Ezekiel 31:4) English Standard Version

In a prophecy against Assyria, in which it’s compared to the greatest tree in the garden of Eden, we’re told that the deep.. sent out her little rivers to water all of the trees. It’s a hydrological cycle.

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