[quote:3gedqre1]Unformed gives a much better description in the English language than empty[/quote:3gedqre1]
Depends on the English you speak. My brand of English is probably more unique than most today (I still use ‘wont/want’ to mean lack).
[quote:3gedqre1]Is this all just anthropomorphism or can theological truth be literally extracted from all of this?[/quote:3gedqre1]
What theological truth do you have in mind? Young-earth creationism (though it does not stem directly from a literalistic understanding of void, taking Genesis 1:2 literalistically is a basis for viewing the entire passage literalistically)?
(Yes, literalistically is a big word but I want to distinguish it from literal.)