Anf-03 v.v.xxix Pg 9 Therefore after it was made, and while awaiting its perfect state,6406
Isa. xlv. 18.
6406 Futura etiam perfecta. it was “without form, and void:” “void” indeed, from the very fact that it was without form (as being not yet perfect to the sight, and at the same time unfurnished as yet with its other qualities);6407
6407 De reliquo nondum instructa. and “without form,” because it was still covered with waters, as if with the rampart of its fecundating moisture,6408
6408 Genitalis humoris. by which is produced our flesh, in a form allied with its own. For to this purport does David say:6409
6409 Canit: “sing,” as the Psalmist. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all that dwell therein: He hath founded it upon the seas, and on the streams hath He established it.”6410
Anf-03 v.v.xxix Pg 25 The same earth for certain did He form, which He also made. Now how did He form6422
Isa. xlv. 18.
6422 Demonstravit: “make it visible.” Tertullian here all along makes form and visibility synonymous. it? Of course by saying, “Let the dry land appear.”6423
Anf-03 v.ix.xviii Pg 5 who shows us that He is the only God, but in company with His Son, with whom “He stretcheth out the heavens alone.”7988
Isa. xlv. 5, 18; xliv. 6.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 45
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Isa 42:5 Jer 10:12; 51:15