A Mist Went Up

Contextually the mist that went up was a phenomenon which happened during the week of creation, specifically on the third day. However, in conservative Christian doctrine this condition persisted until the time of Noah.

The Potter’s Hand

a potter makes a clay bowl on a wheel

We have to deduce a physical process by which a solid ball of stratified sediment, the Earth at the end of the second day, is formed into a hollow sphere with a hydrological system by the end of the third day.

Deep Calls to Deep

We're going to ignore the possibility that Psalms 42:7 is flowery poetic language intended to teach us something spiritual. Instead we're going to use it as the description of a hydrological system in a test of Hypothesis 22.

The Great Deep

The deep and the great deep are both translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The difference signifies a transition from the deep where Earth was created to when the great deep is in the interior of the Earth.

The New Deep

Ezekiel tells us that a great river will issue forth from the temple in the Jerusalem. This is part of a hydrological cycle which doesn't presently exist. It's established along with the Millennial Kingdom.