Bible Notes

"He created it not in vain" (Isa. 45:18)—The Hebrew word rendered "in vain" is "tohu," literally "waste, emptiness, etc." (Cf. Genesis 1:2, where our Common Version renders it "without form.") In this verse Moffatt and Kent translate "waste," while Smith suggests "chaos."

"There is none else" (Isa. 45:5, 18)—In the Hebrew the words " en'oth" (literally, "there-is-not besides" —Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon) can mean either, "There is none (no-one) else;" or simply, "There is nothing else."

December 15, 1934

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