I’ve been thinking about how the activity of G-d in Bereshit is a model for us as creators.
The English translation is:
- And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
- What’s the difference between without form and void?
- Did G-d create the without form and void first, and if so, why?
- What’s “the Deep”? I heard that it is a version of what in Babylonian is a sea-monster: Tiamat.
- Is the “Spirit” of G-d the same as the Spirit he breathes into Adam later? What is it?
I have a general sense that whenever we are creating we are dealing with the
b)the void, and
c)the Face of the Deep,
and we we take
d)our spirit and move it over it, and ultimately we
e)create something in our image (like an avatar or a narrative voice) and
f) breathe our own spirit into it.