(tehom; abussos, Luke 8:31 the King James Version; Romans 10:7 the King James Version; bathos, Luke 5:4; buthos, 2 Corinthians 11:25):

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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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'DEEP'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.