The Hebrew word ("water in commotion") is used
(1) of the primeval watery waste (Genesis 1:2), where some suggest a connection with Babylonian Tiamat in the creation-epic;
(2) of the sea (Isaiah 51:10 and commonly);
(3) of the subterranean reservoir of water (Genesis 7:11; 8:2; 49:25; Deuteronomy 33:13; Ezekiel 31:4, etc. ). In the Revised Version (British and American) the Greek word first noted is rendered, literally, "abyss." See ABYSS; also ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 7.
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