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Water, in the Bible
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Doctrines of the (four) elements or modern scientific conceptions are missing in the Bible, but water was considered a basic part of this world in its heavenly, subterranean, and terrestrial forms and manifold appearances (liquid, ice, dew, steam). It ant…

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Gerstenberger, Erhard S., “Water, in the Bible”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00003652>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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