Chaotic Waters (Image)

up:: Biblical Themes and Images MOC This is the first image that is given in the Bible (2) . It’s meant to convey a state of un-creation, a state that is uninhabitable and unwelcoming of life.

Chaotic Waters are often become personified as evil

In the story of the Exodus, Pharaoh and his army are compared to chaotic waters in Exod 15. This is similar to the portrayal in Ps 18. Also they are compared in Isa 17.

Chaotic Waters and New Creation prophecies

The defeat of chaotic, unpredictable evil is anticipated in many prophecies:

Jesus asserts his authority over danger and death when he walked on water. That’s why it is described in three Gospels: