Re: Hebrew terms

Dick Fischer (
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:06:45 -0400

George wrote:

> The "deep" in Gen.1:2, which may be related to the name Tiamat,
>the chaos monster of Babylonian myth. This word is used in Ps.104:6 &
>Prov.8:28. The other verses have the usual _yam_, "sea", or _mayim_,

The "deep" in Accadian and Sumerian writings refers to any body of water.
The Euphrates river or an irrigation canal could be called "the deep."

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