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וְהָאָ֗רֶץ הָיְתָ֥ה תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ וְחֹ֖שֶׁךְ עַל־פְּנֵ֣י תְה֑וֹם וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַמָּֽיִם׃ the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind fromb God sweeping over the water— Genesis chap 1, v 2. SEFARIA texts. The spirit of God was hovering over the waters when He created heaven and earth -Genesis 1:1 -the verse immediately before the above citation.

The waters were His throne prior to the creation of heaven and earth, just needed a rearrangement into two orderly entities.

Could that hint to the concept that God has always been in company of His beloved creation, that He keeps innovating and expanding ? Inasmuch as the creation is sustained and renewed every second by His will, is a continuous creation from eternity making the creation from nothing disputable ?

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  • Why would your hint override the simple meaning of the verses that G-d created the world ex nihilo?
    – N.T.
    Commented Jan 3, 2022 at 11:34
  • @N,T. The verse says that God'sspirit was hovering over the waters, this assumes that the waters were pre-existing, and it does not say the waters were created. It is heaven and earth which were created, The waters were only laid out differently -rearranged,
    – Pioni5777
    Commented Jan 5, 2022 at 19:46
  • Many commentators explain that the water is included in the general earth.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jan 6, 2022 at 1:30
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    See Ramban to the verse, and Radak in name of Rambam. The truth is that in order to truly address your question might take a whole book in and of itself. Your point does have merit according to some commentators, but there are other verses that show creation ex nihilo, see sefaria.org/…
    – N.T.
    Commented Jan 6, 2022 at 19:59
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    I don't mind discussing it, but this forum is not the right place. It really needs to be more of a discussion. If you want to do it in person, we could work something out.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jan 14, 2022 at 22:06

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