Tehom

You have sent troubles and suffering on me,
but you will restore my strength;
you will keep me from the grave.

(Psalms 71:20) Good News Translation

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) make a contextual connection between tehom and sheol because they’re both used to refer to the underworld realm of the dead, also known as the grave.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

The ships were lifted high in the air
and plunged down into the depths.
In such danger the sailors lost their courage;
they stumbled and staggered like drunks—
all their skill was useless.

(Psalms 107:26-27) Good News Translation

Here’s tehom used as the realm of the dead, as unfortunate sailors are drowned at sea and taken to the grave.

When Noah was six hundred years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month all the outlets of the vast body of water beneath the earth burst open, all the floodgates of the sky were opened.

(Genesis 7:11) Good News Translation

At the time of Noah’s flood the waters of the great deep burst forth onto the surface of the Earth, flooding it. Our hypothesis is that:

  • IF the expansion of hell caused the waters of the great deep to boil and burst out of the interior of the Earth,
    • leaving the chamber as an open gas-filled space, a great gulf,
  • THEN there ought to be a passage of scripture which states that this happened,

It’s an example of using scripture as a predictive testable hypothesis. In this case, Hypothesis 22.


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