Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. Gen 1:2
The primitive root
Strong’s H922 בהו bohu, from an unused primitive root meaning, “to be empty.” The ancient pictographs are bet + hey + vav.
bet ב = the house, thus house, household, family, in, within
hey ה = man with upraised arms, thus look, reveal, wonder, worship, breath
vav ו = the tent peg, thus add, secure, hook
The story being told is of an enclosed space (bet) and astonishment (hey) connected (vav) with it, because the enclosure exists to be filled, and it is instead empty.
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