Proverbs 8-22-28 (NIV)

22 “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,[a][b] before his deeds of old; 23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. 24 When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water; 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26 before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth. 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep...

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Check out Genesis 7:11 - the account of the flood says that not only did it rain, but the fountains of the deep burst forth. Water came from below the earth's crust as well as from the sky. The proverbs passage tells us that God was the one who fixed them, Genesis tells us that God let the waters loose.

It would be reasonable to assume that these manifested themselves in the form of underwater volcanoes - fissures in the earth's crust that resulted in the water below rising to cause the flood.


We have hot water springs as evidence for underground waters... There are entire rivers and aquifers under ground. If you look at google maps you can actually see the fault lines under the sea - the most famous would be the Marianas Trench

Be blessed with love and joy and peace !!

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    Welcome to BHSE! Please make sure you take our tour. Re: Questions and answers, we'd like to see Biblical text to analyze. Thanks. Dec 31, 2020 at 18:15

Reflecting upon Ps. 42:7, 'the deep calls to the deep' as you stated Gen. 7:11 'the fountains of the deep burst forth', this reminded me so much of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of His creation. The woman at the well in John 4:37, 38, the filling of the Holy Spirit in the hearts and lives of His creation when received and released is like the fountains of the deep bursting forth. If anyone thirsts let him come to Yeshua, and let him who believes in Me drink as the scriptures say, 'out of his innermost shall flow rivers of living water' Shalom

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