Tehom

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 deep, of Genesis 1:2 became the great deep, the deeps and the depths of the created world. They’re all translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The deep became creation. The word became flesh.

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Deep Depths

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

(Proverbs 8:24) KJV

The great deep is a feature of the internal structure of the earth, located in the mantle, which is why we are picking our way through this today in March. However, our featured passage speaks of a time when there were no depths. There was a time before the deep existed.

There’s a difference in usage between the English phrases the deep, (Genesis 1:2) and the depths (Proverbs 8:24) vs. the great deep (Genesis 7:11) which is contextual rather than based on nuance of translation. The phrase the deep is used to describe the body of water which was present in the beginning, when God said let there be light. The phrase the great deep, for instance, contextually is this water starting at the end of the 3rd day when it’s drained through the mantle into the great gulf as the earth was spread out over the waters.

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

“When there were no depths,” can only refer to Genesis 1:1, because the first mention of the deep, “tehom,” is Genesis 1:2. The Bible uses “tehom,” to refer to the body of water from which the universe was made.

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Thought for the Day

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(2 Chronicles 7:13-14) KJV

The Pillars of the Earth

Creation Theory Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.

(1 Samuel 2:8) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Predictive Testable Hypothesis 8

  • IF geological features such as
    • Monument Valley, Utah;
    • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming;
    • Pilot Mountain, North Carolina; and
    • Saint Michael’s Mount, UK, are remnants of the pillars of the earth,
  • THEN we have the approximate radius of the inner surface of the earth’s mantle on the 3rd day,
    • AND a way to calculate the original radius of the earth,
  • THEREFORE these geological features will be finely bedded metamorphic structures, not igneous intrusions.

If there are remnants of the pillars of the earth today, then we have an important clue that allows us to calculate the original radius of the earth as it was on the 3rd day of creation: approximately 7,653 km.

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Thought for the Day

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(2 Chronicles 7:13-14) KJV

The Foundations of the World

Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

(Psalms 18:15) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

Foundation(s) of the Earth/World

UsageConceptTransliterationScripture
Greek
Foundation of the world (singular)ConceptionkataboléMat. 13:35
Rev. 13:8
Hebrew
Foundation(s) of the earthGravitational
singularity
yasad eretsIs. 48:3
mowcadah eretsIs. 24:18
Jer. 31:37
Foundations of the world (plural)Mantlemowcadah harDeu. 32:22
Ps. 18:7
mowcadah tebel2 Sa. 22:16
Ps. 18:15

Foundation(s) of the World/Earth

  1. the foundation of the world (Greek, singular)
    • conception
      • before God said let there be light,
      • the act of conception which begat God the Son.
  2. the foundation(s) of the earth (Hebrew)
    • gravitational singularity
      • the creative act of the 2nd day,
      • the inception of the core accretion model.
  3. the foundations of the world (Hebrew, plural)
    • the earth’s crust and mantle,
      • synonyms:
        1. bottoms of the mountains
        2. foundations of the hills
        3. foundations of the mountains

We illustrate a clear difference between the Hebrew erets (earth), and tebel (world). The foundations of the world (tebel) refers to the crust and mantle which was exposed as the ocean floor.

Crust and Mantle, Synonyms

UsageHebrewTransliterationScripture
bottoms of the mountainsלְקִצְבֵ֤י הָרִים֙qetseb harJonah 2:6
foundations of the hillsוּמוֹסְדֵ֣י הָרִ֣יםmowcadah harPsalms 18:7
foundations of the mountainsוּמוֹסְדֵ֣י הָרִ֣יםmowcadah harDeut. 32:22
foundations of the worldמוֹסְד֪וֹת תֵּ֫בֵ֥לmowcadah tebelPsalms 18:15

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There Went up a Mist

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

(Genesis 2:5-6) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

On the 3rd day there was no rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground. On the 6th day there was a man in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it, logically there was also rain.

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The Whole Earth

Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

(Daniel 2:35) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

When we consider the similarities between the 3rd day and the Millennial Kingdom we should realize that, if flat earth is Biblical, then maps of the supposed flat earth should have Jerusalem at the center. They don’t.

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Formed: יֹצֵ֨ר – Yatsar

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

(Psalms 136:6) KJV

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On the 3rd day the dry land was stretched out above the waters of the deep in a manner which may be visualized as a potter making a hollow vessel out of a solid lump of clay.

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Deep Calleth Unto Deep

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

(Psalms 42:7) KJV

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Why were there no Cherubim or flaming swords necessary on the North, West and South of Eden? Eden was surrounded on three sides by unscalable cliffs over which four rivers flowed as waterfalls.

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Highest Part: וְ֝רֹ֗אשׁ – Rosh

While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

(Proverbs 8:26) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

We have closed the loop on the idea that the topography of the dry land on the 3rd day was a mountain that filled the whole earth. The summit: Eden. We are also beginning to deduce earth’s original hydrological cycle.

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The Whole Land

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

(Genesis 2:10-14) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

The Logic of Eden

  • IF a river from Eden watered the whole surface of the earth,
    • AND water flows downhill,
  • THEN Eden was the highest point on the surface of the earth.

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