Genesis 7:11 “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”
Make note of the timeline marked out here it will be useful later. We have encountered the term “the great deep” before. Back in Genesis 1, we are told that darkness, SPIRITUAL DARKNESS, hovered over the great deep.
Could it be that this great deep, being emptied of its water in order to judge the world with a Flood, was also being readied to judge Satan? For in Revelation, we are told that at the end of the Tribulation Satan is going to be thrown into the Abyss, the “abbussos”, the same word used for “great deep”.
Could the source of the floodwater, and the place where Satan will be chained up for 1000 years, be the same?
The “Abzu” in the Sumerian and Akkadian languages literally, ab=’water’ zu=’deep’, was the name for the primeval sea below the void space of the underworld.
In the city of Eridu [the location of the Tower of Babel], Enki’s temple was known as E2-abzu [house of the cosmic waters] and was located at the edge of a swamp. Enki is one of the many names given to Nimrod, the engineer of the tower and the resulting pagan religious systems all across the globe.