Let Dry Ground Appear – Genesis 1:9

Up next, God gathers the water under the sky to let dry ground appear. Welcome back! We get one new pictogram in this verse. So, let’s get down to it:

Let Dry Ground Appear
And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.

We start again with our current most-used pictogram, that of God. God speaks again, proposing that the waters be gathered into one place. We see the pictogram for sky with the pictogram for water. Here we use the pictogram specifically for the water under the sky, as differentiated from the pictogram for primal waters.

The pictogram for water is show with arrows pointing inward from each cardinal direction. By God’s suggestion, the water gathers into one place. Our plus sign returns showing the connection between the gathering of the water, and our new pictogram. This new pictogram depicts the first appearance of dry land. As we move through the next few verses, we will see the continued transformation of this pictogram into a more complicated conformation that shows land in context.

The final part of the pictogram reiterates what God has said, showing the word of God made manifest. Indeed, this reiteration is shown joined to the first half of the verse by the plus sign again. This indicates the important connection between the two separate pictographic phrases.

He Let Dry Ground Appear!

And we still have a lot mor work to do before we have even one third of the first chapter of Genesis “pictographized”. The size of this project reflects the importance of the work. So we’re gonna stop wasting time blogging and get back to it. Until we see you again, be well!

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