Is there a gap of unknown length between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2? That such a gap exists is an interpretation held by early Jewish commentaries and versions, by early Church Fathers, and by some of the greatest Hebrew scholars of Europe. Observing the rules of linguistics, of grammar and syntax, as well as examining how these words are used in the rest of Scripture, Dr. Custance surveys the evidence supporting this gap, while avoiding the temptation to insert geological or biblical events into this gap. This book was described by John C. Whitcomb, a Hebrew scholar himself, as the definitive work on the Gap Theory, also known as the Restitution Theory. First published in 1970.
In this new edition, the Hebrew characters have been replaced with transliteration into English to facilitate reading. All Greek and Hebrew characters and the appendixes of original work can be viewed on the internet at www.custance.org.
Doorway Publications, Ancaster, ON, Canada 275 pp., indexed, ISBN 978-1-934251-33-1
Price: $39.95 (US)