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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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At any rate, it seems to have been sufficiently broadly recognized to influence Alcuin in his edition of The Book of Jasher which although it may very well be a forgery was at least issued somewhere towards the end of the 18th century. And that he saw verse 2 as a description of a “casting down” of the. In the Introduction to. And if we once. Furthermore, in the Massoretic Text in which the Jewish scholars tried to incorporate enough “indicators” to guide the reader as to correct punctuation there is one small mark which is technically known as Rebhia which is classified as a “disjunctive accent” in- tended to notify the reader that he should pause before proceeding to the next verse.

The force of this was fully re. Thus was initiated a trend in certain Christian quarters which. But put together they seem to require that we recognize. Rosenmuller in his Antiquissima. Where, then, nothing was said on arfhur one side, there could. Meaning of Descriptive Terms Found in Genesis 1.

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

The Sumerians and Babylonians may have animated their. Thayer says of its use in I Pet. Yet he feels that there is. It is surprising that this almost unbroken thread of testimony to a view that is now widely held to be of recent origin should have been consistently ignored or unrecognized for so long.


According to Bernard Ramm, the subject received its first scient- ific treatment by J. In these two passages there c.cusatnce two clauses which begin with waw.

For the fact that the first. Nam quod illa priam rerum omnum materia, in principio tempros vel potius cum ipso tempore exorta sit, constat ex eo quod dictum est: Chris Reighley added it May 14, I have no precise information on what he actually c.custtance on the present issue, but evident- ly his opinion was shared quite widely by his contemporaries. He is not decided as to the precise. Custance contends that we should not allow science to determine what Scripture says.

He was executed in A. Classical Greek the word was used by Herodotus 5. Since almost all English translations render it the first way, one might be tempted to think that the answer is obvious, straightforward, and free from any ambiguity. But not all who reject the “Gap Theory” are as openly indifferent to. Heward in favour and the other by F. This angelic Being and. Thanks for telling us about the annd.

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According to the Revised Edition of Chambers’s Encyclopedia. Genesis One Reconsideredmakes this brief aside at the appropriate place: However, before the two volume work was actually published he had changed his mind, for on page x under Corrigenda he notes that the above rendering should be altered to read: Payne of the University of Sheffield, England, in.


In this work he sets forth a number of reasons why he believed Gen. My point here is merely to emphasize that we cannot make any more of these witnesses than to say that they did believe there was a break in the creative processes between Gen.

There is nothing in the sacred narrative forbidding us to suppose that they are ruins of a former earth deposited in the chaotic mass out of which Moses informs us that God formed the present system.

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

They had no knowledge of working evil or wickedness, but dwelt in innocence forever with their Lord; from the beginning they wrought in heaven nothing but righteousness and truth, until a Prince of Angels through pride strayed rorm sin: Indeed – it could be as old as the writing of Gen.

In the next chapter this matter is. It is a rare thing nowadays to find in a scholarly work on Genesis. It marked the beginning of a war.

I only said that since the two verses stand in no connection with c.custqnce other, it admits of a long geological history. Now, any one of these pointers taken alone might carry little weight.