The Second day of the Creation began in darkness, the evening of the First day waning as the next day dawned in the pre-solar light. Looking back across the years, we find that this day was – as we would know it today – a Monday, with Creation beginning on the preceding Sunday. As a matter of review, let us once again look a the Scriptures up to this point in Creation:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again…¹
We have all heard that curious little rhyme at some point or another. After all, it’s been popular since its original publication in Juvenile Amusements by Samuel Arnold in 1797.² When we hear this catchy little tale, our minds invariably conjure images of a stout, perhaps jolly Egg, perched precariously on a wall, who ultimately meets an unfortunate end. We see this, but where in the rhyme does it tell us that Humpty is an egg? We all get used to given images and preconceptions, yet how many times are they shaded incorrectly or tinted with misconception?
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Boker, our Hebrew word for morning, also carries a number of additional meanings, and like Erev, these may point to a deeper truth within. Boker conveys a sense of becoming discernible, vision is clearing, distinction is occuring, entropy – or confusion – is fading. It’s the casting away of the dark by a flood of clarity, and it has become synonymous with dawn or morning.
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Returning to our Scriptures, we read in verses 3 – 5: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” How many times have we read that? It’s a fairly familiar passage, but in its familiarity, have you ever noticed the order of the words? The phrasing does a good job at provoking curiosity when we do indeed ponder on it long enough to notice that it says “the evening and the morning” were the first day?
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In consideration of the nearly mystical properties of energy, in this case light itself, some commentators have noted that there is a range of attributes that seem to parallel themselves between this miraculous force and the Almighty Himself.
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As we continue reading in the first chapter of Genesis, we see that – though darkness and confusion may have permeated the expanse of the universe – the Spirit of God was not content to let this condition rule. We read that “…the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” The implications of the underlying language seem to present the Spirit of God as extremely attentive and lovingly involved in the nature of this early universe. What comes next is highly significant. What we have the first direct quote of the Creator of the universe: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
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Consider those words and phrases we looked at in Genesis 2, especially the Greek Septuagint version: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. But the earth became without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” While there are certainly some valid linguistic points associated with this rendering, could the explanation be simply that we have overlooked something critical?
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Finishing up our look at White Hole Cosmology, we find that in the end, the white hole would have come to a close as the balance of the material within it transcended its event horizon. By that point, Earth, which would have been relatively near its core, would have “ascended the gravity well” of that place, entering into a chronological frame of reference that was essentially flowing at the same general pace as the rest of the universe.
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We continue our look at an alternative to the Big Bang…
Continue reading “A Light in the Darkness, Part 2”