Hebrew Language/Hebrew words for evening and day
tyler wrote at 2008-12-06 23:37:21
Of course the 7th day does not include this "ereb/boqer" formula, perhaps because the "disorder/chaos" had all been ordered...?
carrieroftruth wrote at 2009-06-16 21:43:51
You are correct. God did make from chaos (disorder) to order. If you read Genesis 2:1-3, you will notice no mention of the unique words evening to morning. These were not 24 hours days. These were time periods like Day 1 of creation. Therefore, there is no conflict between science and the word of God. In the beginning God had already created (bara) the heavens and the earth. Then the earth was without form and void. Then God said started off Day 1 of creation or fashioning of the earth. The word is asah. Asah is making, bara is creating. For six whole days He is asahing them into the fashion He wants them to be. Every time "God said" started off another time period of creation. You will also notice God did not use those words on the seventh day.
Let the earth bring forth, let the waters bring forth.. this is a process. How long does it take for a tree to grow and therefore bear fruit? In Genesis evening and morning are the only places in the whole bible those Hebrew words that it is mentioned. You will also notice later in Genesis it talks about gold in v. 2 And the gold of that land is good. Well, gold comes from deep in the earth. It doesn't just happen. Gold comes from, out of the earth, in volcanoes. Everything comes out of the earth, copper, tin, iron, sulfur, gold, silver it all comes out of the earth. Well you get the idea. Science and the bible are not in conflict. The earth is not just 6000 years old.
Booth wrote at 2015-01-06 14:16:22
The 6 days in Genesis 1 are God's days because man was not created until the 6th day. Job 10:5 is saying God's days are not the same as man's 24 hour days. 2 Peter 3:8 is saying God's days are long periods of time.
Evening could not come before morning on day one. So Erev and Boker mean somthing else.
danniboi wrote at 2015-06-13 04:47:21
hello. Gods time starts at sundown. so its evening first then the day. He said from evening to evening for the Sabbath.
Vista48 wrote at 2016-08-02 13:43:52
Actually, the bible says in Genesis Chapter 2 that God's work was finished, and that he rested on the 7th day. There is not a statement about evening and morning (erev and boker) for the 7th day. This makes sense, since all was put into order and it was finished.