EARTH in OT usually stands for one or other of the Heb. words 'eretz and 'ad
In the beginning, God created the universe.
Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"
So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.
Land, land, land, listen to this message from the LORD!