Arthur C. Custance. · Rating details · 6 ratings · 1 review. Considered a classic in Christian apologetics, this scholarly analysis of the Biblical phrase ” without. Without Form and Void by Arthur C. Custance, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. “Without Form And Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis ” by – Arthur C. Custance – ISBN: , Classic Reprint Press.

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Commentators, re-appearing by implication in one of their earliest. Snaith who seems to me to favour “became” for “was”T. Delitzsch now believed that the cause of the judgment was that the “Prince of the Angels would not continue in the truth and therefore the earth was consumed”.

And these are the generations of the destruction which is signified in verse 2 of chapter 1. But during the next decade Delitzsch was much in correspondence with Kurtz about the matter, and in the end he made a complete about- face and wholeheartedly adopted the concept of a rebellion in heaven and a judgment brought upon the earth as a consequence prior to the creation of Adam.

Genesis One Reconsideredmakes this brief aside at the appropriate place: This book is considered a classic in Christian apologetics and has been described as the best argument that has ever been written for the Gap Theory. The creation of the angels is thus included in the summary statement of Gen.

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Where, then, nothing was said on the one side, there could obviously be no contradiction on the other. I gorm not say that this mode of speech impels us to the meaning of a vast gap – perhaps ages in length – between the first verse and the second.

Only inspiration could account for such a circumstance. It is a rare thing nowadays to find in a scholarly work on Genesis.


Bohu is from a verbal root which means ‘to be closed’ or ‘deaf or ‘stupid’, and as a noun implies unconsciousness or lifelessness.

He could mean merely that it began this. Let there be light”, and when God said. The Meanings of Hayah. Various Renderings of wawother than and or but. It is perfectly true that these. And in Classical Greek the word was used by Herodotus 5. This book has been described as the best argument that has ever been written for the Gap Theory. I only said that since the two verses stand in no connection with each other, c.ccustance admits of a long geological history.

In this remark Hugo is certainly not saying, specifically, that he. And so with this long thread of continuous reference to and recog. God to make it into a Cosmos.

The idea of an earth so old that the period xrthur man’s history pales into insignificance when viewed merely in anc terms was probably not in their thoughts. He comments on this passage as follows: At any rate, atrhur is clear that the creative process did not proceed smoothly and unbrokenly from Gen.

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It fform too vague and is. Now Pusey was a careful – though complex – writer. Nazianzen, and others, and was taught by Josephus Philoponius In his.

Admittedly not a very clear account, but at least one which makes it apparent that a created order existed long before Day One of the Creation Week. Theory of the Earthin which the issue as to the real age of the.

Andrews, a man keenly.

Without Form and Void : A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1.2

Unfortunately, this attitude is reflected in many current works nowadays, a situation which makes it difficult for the newcomer to assess the matter fairly or even to be Inclined to review the evidence on both sides at all. Igitur vau per postea et expticandum. Victor was a Flemish scholar and a member of the Augustinian Monastery of St. The usual view is that when geologists “proved” the earth to.


Thus even if Onkelos is not yet completely identified, the Targum attributed to him must still be placed early in the voic century B. According to the Babylonian Talmud, Onkelos was a proselyte, the son of a man named Calonicas, and although he was the composer of the Targum which bears his name, he is held actually to have received it from Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Yehoshua, both of whom lived towards the withoit of the first and the beginning of the second century A.

Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1:2

As his translation into Aramaic of Gen. Goosegirl marked it as to-read Jan 13, Here, then, we have a comment which in the time of our Lord.

It is thus not too easy to see how he views these events in their precise temporal relationship, for he first describes how this “broad earth” existed in its uselessness and then some ten lines later he describes God’s remedial action in creating not merely heaven but earth also. Another claim is that the Gap Theory is recent. voix

Joshua, Job, two Psalms, and Zechariah. Corrigenda he notes that the above rendering should be altered to. Dathe quite properly observes, the second might more sensibly have. Verse 2 may be the record of a situation which not merely arose only some time after the initial creation, but a situation which may also have persisted for some time after it arose.

So line 92 f. Now the important point to notice next is that Delitzsch adopted. Harold marked it as to-read Jun 25,