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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Word for Word: Episode 29

תֵרָאֶ֖ה הַיַּבָּשָׁ֑ה

The dry stuff appears

When the deep waters drained into the reservoirs, dry land was revealed. The translators provided the word "land" as understood. What appears (or what God saw, see verb in v. 4) is literally just the local example of dryness (Heb: יַבָּשָׁה yabbashah). The damp rocky surface was likely dried quickly by the light from the creator.

By the end of the rotation of the new planet, the soil would be supernaturally prepared, probably by the redirected waters rising from below.

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