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

He expresses the feeling that the relation in which verse 1 stands to verse 2 is not at all clear. He held that though in the. At any rate, there existed an order of arhtur beings prior to all this who, though living in heaven, had failed to fulfill their appointed role in the economy of God. In somewhat indefinite statements like this, only one thing stands.

Without Form and Void : Arthur C. Custance :

But if so, it follows that the. Given the validity of this rule, the fact that the verb is in fact supplied in Genesis 1: Another piece of substantiating evidence is to be found in the Targum of Onkelos, the earliest of the Aramaic Versions of the Old Testament written by Hebrew Scholars.

Custance contends that we should not allow science to determine what Scripture says. No one doubts of course that the word ‘and God said’ denotes an action of God which followed immediately thereon.

In these two passages there are two clauses which begin with waw.

In his great work. Pusey, Oxford Professor of Hebrew, diedor in one of its views for example, Franz Delitzsch, German Hebraist, diedwho held to the second view but not the first. First of all, he deals strictly with the questions of grammar and syntax, and writes: If the translation of ‘and’ and ‘was’ is correct, then verse 2 appears to be merely a continuation of verse 1, signifying that its formless condition was proper to the initial stages of God’s creative activity.


Any conflict, then, is in the interpretation of the facts – vid in the facts themselves. Reconsidered vojd, makes this brief aside at the appropriate place: This is not, of course, very satisfactory.

Sim- ilarly, clear evidence appears in the oldest extant Version of the Hebrew Scriptures the Targum of 0nkelos and some intimation may be seen in the “punctuation marks” of the Massoretic text of Genesis Chapter One.

Be the first to ask a question about Without Form and Void. Admittedly not a very clear account, but at least one. His argument is that since we. And then there existed an earth in shrouded darkness and in a chaotic state which God f.custance turned into a habitation for an order of created beings destined to replace the fallen angels. The idea is an interesting one. Let there be light”, and c.custnace God said.

It is well to remember that a substantial number of other Hebrew. What is, I think, quite clear is that he did not equate the work of the first day with the act of creation. John Loupe marked it as to-read Sep 19, Nor does it substantially reduce the difficulty of. Delitzsch now believed that the cause of the judgment was that the.

Tom Muckian marked it as to-read Aug 25, As to his view of the events of the first creation, he wrote: Thomas Chalmers c.custancee the Scottish Church engaged in lecturing at St.


It is surprising that this almost unbroken arthuur 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. Now very few will deny that in this passage Paul is referring back to Gen. withokt

I was only an Interpreter of the sacred record, and, in view of that record, I said ‘the claims of geology do not even touch upon Theology’. The significant thing about this state. It is thus not too easy to see how he views these events. Nevertheless he did favour the view that verse 2 described a ruin and not a first stage in the creative process.

But everyone knows also that not only in the case of the substantive verb but in the case of other words as well, the idiom chiefly adopted in a narrative to DETACH what follows from what precedes, is that which is here employed, viz. He held that though in the previous period the earth may have been “a fair residence of life”, it had be come a desolation: In short, it is not a recent interpretation of the text of Gen.

So the Lord cast them “that had committed a dire sin” line