Without words none of us could effectively communicate with each other. Words have distinct meaning. Those meanings are important for us to grasp understanding on many subjects. Without those meanings, you could yell, as I stand at the edge of a cliff, “Don’t jump.” But, if I redefine the meaning, or misunderstand the meaning of “don’t jump,” thinking it means “do jump, and I jump, I’m in big trouble when I hit the bottom. Splat! It would not be pretty.
It would be just as ugly as if my dad said, “Don’t leave the house until I come back home,” and I did leave! He would say, “Boy. Didn’t you hear what I said?”
Even though I understood the meanings of dad’s word, my actions revealed I really didn’t. And dad’s belt would make sure I did understand those words the next time he spoke them. The belt was very convincing and made it clear how important it is to understand the definitions of words.
Let’s look at the next piece of evidence that substantiates the existence of the Pre-Adamic earth. In a word study of Genesis 1:2, we find, “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen 1:2 NKJV).
The Hebrew word in the above passage translated as “was” is “haay’ taah” in the original language. This word can also be translated as “became,” or “come to pass,” which is contextually the proper translation compared to was. Therefore, the passage should read, “The earth became without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen 1:2 NKJV emphasis mine).
Notice also that the word was, used in: “and darkness was on the face of the deep” is not the same word as “haay’ taah. As a matter of fact, the word “was” used here was added and is not a part of the original language manuscript. It is clear that the passage as translated in Genesis 1:2 just above is the correct translation, and that some catastrophic event did take place upon the earth as stated by the Prophet Isaiah 45:18, “For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other” (Isa 45:18 NJKV).
That’s it my friend. A simple word study reveals a lot, if you search for the treasure of truth in the Hebrew text.