is the English term for the Hebrew Tehom
, found in the opening verses of the Book of Genesis
. It is believed by Biblical scholars to come from the Sumerian
, the name given to the Salt Water, and means "The Mother of All Life", (from Sumerian "Ti" = Life, "Ama" = Mother), a title that in the Bible
was later given to Eve
. ("And the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living" - ().