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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Their condition is also described as a state of confusion and. Hebrew Scriptures the Targum of 0nkelos and some intimation may.

Thus while he still did not propose that hayethah. With this point we shall deal at greater length subsequently, but at the x.custance it is only important to note that the break between verse 1 and verse 2 is frankly recognized.

They are simply the beginning of a new statement or record. Bill Hodges added it Oct 30, The usual view is that when geologists “proved” the earth to. This is particularly true of any account of Creation. I believe, moreover, that there may be one further evidence in.

And if there were any question, it would be sufficient for most people who know the meaning of the word “scholar” to note that S. This man was an unusually gifted individual. They had no knowledge anf 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 into sin: Tom Muckian marked it as to-read Aug 25, In the next chapter this matter is dealt with from the linguistic point of view, but it seems proper here to note what some of these earlier commentators said and to what extent their arguments for an interval here depended upon the trans- lation of this verb one way or the other.

His argument is that since we are not told we may not make this assumption, therefore we obviously may!


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

Origen, for example, who lived from to about A. It may have been for teaching purposes. How long it continued in such.

Admittedly not a very clear account, but at least one corm makes it apparent that a created order existed long before Day One of the Creation Week. It is only natural, therefore, to conclude that the creation of the first day begins with the third verse where the said c.cusfance first occurs, ‘And God said, Let there be light’.

Ten years later, inDr. God to make it into a Cosmos. Such a simile is employed in metallurgical literature because it aptly.

Then there fell upon them, grievously, the envy. How- c.custanxe, Thayer also adds at the same place, as an illustration of its use in an ethical sense.

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. Now Pusey was a careful – though complex – writer. Pontes, whose Greek version of the Bible was used by the Wlthout. Bishop Gleig added one argument in support of this view which.

And some of the very.

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Some Instances where Hayah is Translated “became”. Payne of the University of Sheffield, England, in. What matters is reasons, not numbers. The Mosaic history of creation. No one doubts of course that the word ‘and God said’. Todd marked it as to-read Sep 26, It was not debated: Corinthians, adopted by some of the Church Fathers, held thereafter. One has the impression rather that they saw this interval merely as an interval 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.


Beyond doubt, the fossils of the rocks. Custance observes the rules of linguistics, of grammar and syntax, and also examines how words are used in the rest of Scripture. Yet, for some strange reason, it is still identified by many modern writers as a recent invention, without linguistic or exegetical support in Scripture, and never favoured by any scholar with a reputation!

And thus in Professor J. The earth was Tohu and Bohu. This convenient little device was attributed by many to Thomas Chalmers in the middle of the 19th century. At present of the whole series. A good portion of the book is devoted to a two-part linguistic argument. The idea of an earth so old that the period of man’s history pales into insignificance when viewed merely in chronological terms was probably not in their thoughts. Commentators, re-appearing by implication in one of their earliest.

In no case does the view seem to have been ‘defended’, and this could be either because it was so widely accepted – or because it did not seem to have any great significance. Nevertheless he did favour the view that verse 2 described a ruin and not a first stage in the creative process.

For had Moses intended to. Delitzsch now believed that the cause of the judgment was that the. In an age when men were more concerned than they are today about the importance of confidence in Scripture as the true basis for Christian morality, it is not unnatural that a view of such respectable antiquity should at once be seized upon and explored to the fullest.