7:11 fountains . . . windows. Poetic expressions for the unrestrained release of water (Ps. 78:23; Is. 24:18; Amos 8:4; Mal. 3:10). The earth is being returned to its primordial condition by the release of the bounded waters above and by the upsurge of the subterranean waters (1:2, 6–9; 8:2–5 note).
deep. See note 1:2.