(Pro 3:20 KJV) By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
I got off on a squirrel hunt on the “deeps” (8415). This is a word that can be taken and used literally but still has a mystery about it. It appears in the second verse in our Bible.
(Gen 1:2 KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.Picture what the earth might have looked like before it took on modern form. The elements were still churning from direct contact with the power of God. He had not yet moved the elements to their final form. The closest I can come is the picture that forms in my mind of looking down in the maw of an active volcano, ready to spill over the brim.
In Exodus my imagination starts to work on just what the deeps consisted of. It seems that the deeps is not necessarily the same as the sea.
(Exo 15:8 KJV) And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths (8415) were congealed in the heart of the sea.At this point I think of all the mineral wealth that is in the ocean. Some is on the bottom. Some is in solution. I read an article recently about mining lithium from sea water. I have long known that gold was present. Not just water in a plastic bottle.
Then Job makes the sea and the depths separate. Is this just a literary device or should we read more into it. The spiritual point is the same either way but one might help us understand the physical world better.
(Job 28:14 KJV) The depth (8415) saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.So? The Bible is loaded with questions just waiting to be asked. Isn’t that the basis of good science? Real science is never settled. There is always another question to be asked. Sounds kind of eternal doesn’t it?