Did the Old Testament make use of imagery found in other ancient Near Eastern texts and portray creation as God’s victory over, and transformation of chaos. The article indicates that this understanding is often associated with the expression "tohu wabohu" (Hebr. in Gen. 1:2), translated as"formless and empty," and that many interpretations of Genesis 1:1-2 imply that this chaos existed before God began his work as Creator.
Mourning the neglect of the story of the Flood, this article shows that Genesis 6-9 is important in understanding the storyline of the Bible in terms of creation, de-creation and recreation. The story of the Flood is also important to understanding the biblical theme of the Bible leading toward Calvary.