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Commentaries concerning the meaning of Breishit 1:1

What do the Rabbis say about the meaning of the beginning of the Tanach – specifically, do they read the first verse as a kind of overview of creation (since Shamayim and Aretz did not exist before light – I know Rashi says that this indicates that we can't read the creation story as indicating the order of creation), or as a literal creation of the chaos that is described in the next verse?

I ask this because I was thinking about the beginning of the Tanach, and realized that Breishit 1:2 begins with a vav that's meaning was unclear to me.