Genesis 1: Evening and Morning (Video)

In my Follow-Up Series to the video presentation on When a Day Begins and Ends, I address the most common objections to the notion that the Bible only speaks of the Day as being “the light”, separate from the Night.

The single most common objection I encounter is found in Genesis 1, particularly the statement:

And the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1:5b KJV)

Many believe this defines a different kind of Day, one that includes the Night.

Here’s my answer to that:

If you’ve never done the exercise of looking at all the uses of “ereb” (H6153) and “boqer” (H1242) in the Old Testament to see how thy are used elsewhere, I encourage you to do so.

While at times these words may be translated in English as “night”, “darkness” or “day”, and “light”, when you understand the nuances of what these words mean, that of “growing darkness” and “darkness seeking light”, I think you’ll get a better idea of what the verses that use these words are saying.

Let me know what you discover.

 

About Carrie Wigal

Homesteading Wife, Homeschooling Mom and perpetual Bible student, continually taking the road less traveled. (@messyanic)
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