Bible Cartoon: Genesis 01 - The first 7 days - Scene 01 - Spirit brooding over the waters (Version 02)

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Bible Book: Genesis
Bible Book Code: 0100100202
Scene no: 1 of 9

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Genesis 1:2 (NLT)
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:

LIGHTING NOTES:
Any light in this scene comes from the Holy Spirit.

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
The Holy Spirit.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This is one of my interpretations of what the Holy Spirit hovering above the formless earth might have looked like. The Holy Spirit is vaguely bird-like, reminiscent of a dove, since He is described as looking like a dove when He alighted on Jesus at his baptism (see Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, John 1:32). There is deep darkness all around, because God hasn’t created any light yet (see Genesis 1:3, 14-17).
In the foreground is the sphere of the formless earth; indistinct & featureless.

There are two versions of this scene:
01) (Previous page) Genesis 01 – The first 7 days – Scene 01 – Spirit brooding over the waters (Version 01). In which the Holy Spirit is more bird-like, complete with electric feather patterns on the “wings”.

02) (This page) Genesis 01 – The first 7 days – Scene 01 – Spirit brooding over the waters (Version 02). In this version I have made the Holy Spirit look more like a roiling tornado cloud, with lots of movement & lightning. The background space is darker, as is the formless earth.


Below are some different interpretations/translations of Genesis 1:2, as a comparison. Notice the words “hovering” & “brooding” in some of them.

Genesis 1:2 (MSG)
2 Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

Genesis 1:2 (AMP)
2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 (ANIV)
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Genesis 1:2 (KJV)
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 (ESV)
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 (RSV)
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.