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Heavenly Bodies

The heavens expanded with countless points of light…

Genesis 1:14-15 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 

Genesis 1:16-19

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

Why is this process listed in Genesis as a series of events that occurred on the fourth day?

Judith A. Giannini, PhD, a research physicist and electrical engineer retired from from the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University and currently engaged on independent research projects concerning theoretical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, particle physics focused mostly on negative mass effects, has written a fascinating paper comparing the time scales of Genesis with those of modern science. Click here to read her paper about how the “Dual-Time Concept and Mythology Illuminate Intersection of Science and Religion.”

Lights appear!