Re: Hebrew terms

George Murphy (
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 07:30:14 -0400

Dick Fischer wrote:
> 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_,
> >"waters".
> 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."

OK - I was referring only to the possible etymological
connection of _tehom_ & _tiamat_.

George L. Murphy