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Water, in the Bible

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Author(s): Gerstenberger, Erhard S.
Doctrines of the (four) elements or modern scientific conceptions are missing in the Bible, but water was considered a basic part of this world in its heavenly, subterranean, and terrestrial forms and manifold appearances (liquid, ice, dew, steam). It antedated creation (Gen 1:2) and extended – for good and for bad – through time into the eschatological future (Rev 8:8–11; 22:1–2). Water was considered an indispensable part of everyday life, culture, and religion. People needed to drink, bathe, …
Date: 2020-12-17