So, up until my last thread was closed, I was invited to read Genesis properly so I've started at the beginning to get a handle on it. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Where it says the earth was "without form, and void" does that mean he made a uniform ball of rock with no features and no life? Nothing, just a rocky marble in space. That would be the most logical conclusion I suppose. And "darkness was on the face of the deep" is the deep simply the rest of space that was presumably just black and empty because the sun had not yet been created?