When did God create light before the Sun?

When did God create light before the Sun?

Other biblical evidence, however, suggests a different explanation for the light on the earth between Days 1 and 4 of the creation week: God could have created the sun and other heavenly bodies before Day 4, but then "set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth" (Genesis 1:17) on Day 4. The word "firmament" here can be translated as "expanse." Thus, this passage would imply that God created the Sun and other stars along with Earth some six days into his creation process.

Day 4 was a weekend day. Therefore, it was not productive labor time. Rather, it was the first day of the week, which early Christians designated as a holy day of rest. It is possible that God initiated the creation process on Monday by saying "Let there be light," and then set the sun and other stars in place during Tuesday's morning session. However, since Genesis 1 does not specify how many hours were involved in each day's workweek, this portion of the creation story can only be understood within the context of God's overall plan of creation.

In conclusion, early Christians believed that God created the Sun and other stars along with Earth some six days into his creation process.

Where was the light of day before the Sun?

It is also worth noting that the excavations at ancient Ebla in Northern Syria (which began in 1964) contain a creation tale. It is mentioned in this story about the "Lord of heaven and earth" that "the light of day was not; you made it" (see Time, September 21, 1981, p. 76).

Inasmuch as it permitted the dark-to-bright arrangement as the initial orb spun on its axis, the "light" of Genesis 1:3 clearly radiated from a "fixed" source in its connection to the earth. The sun was assigned the function of the "greater light" on the fourth day, therefore this original "light" was only transitory.

It is vital to notice that Genesis 1:16 specifies that there is a distinction between the light of the sun and the light of the moon. In verse 16, the Bible speaks from the standpoint of what a person would perceive if they looked at the sun or moon.

What does the light mean in Genesis?

Light is said to have been generated here before the sun, moon, and stars appeared on the fourth day (Genesis 1:14-19). According to certain Jewish readings, the light generated here is a primordial light that is distinct from (and stronger than) the light linked with the sun. This primordial light was given to humanity so that they could know God's existence and activity by their own intellect rather than through direct contact with God.

In Judaism, there are two views regarding the origin of human knowledge: one view holds that humans gained this knowledge through divine revelation; the other view argues that humans acquired it through natural means. The Torah presents creation as having been done "in order" that humans would know God and keep His commandments. Because of this reason, many believe that humans obtained knowledge of God and nature through no other means but directly from Him.

According to the Midrash, humans were created with a desire to know God and his works. Because of this desire, God provided opportunities for them to learn about Himself. Through these opportunities, humans learned that He exists, that He is righteous, and that He wants to be known by them. Humans also learned about His actions through seeing them happen around them daily. Even after sin entered the world, humans still have a need to learn about God and His will because he continues to reveal himself to those who seek him.

God gave humans minds that can think and understand things logically.

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