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1:1   In the beginning God created the sky and the land;
"land was/היה" cannot here
mean 'became' for it does
not mean 'change of status'.
1:2  
   and the land was unstructured and empty, and darkness was over the face of the waters,
and the Spirit of God was hovering on the face of the waters,
1:3      then God said, 'Let light be!'
   And there was light.
Day 1.
'separated' in rotation of the planet.
This then can only mean that the 'days' of creation which follow are
rotational, that is 24-hour days,
or 23 hours, 56 minutes
and 4.09 seconds, sidereal.
1:4   And God saw the light, that it was good, and God separated between the light and darkness.
1:5   And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And there was evening, and there was morning the first day.
1:6   And God said, 'Let an expanse be in the midst of the waters, and let it be dividing between the waters and the waters.'
Day 2.
1:7   And God made the expanse, and He separated between the waters which were under the expanse and the waters which were above the expanse.
   And it was so.
Atmosphere under water-vapour canopy to protect from cosmic radiation (high energy bombardment particles), which is removed in the World Flood event, so reducing human longevity by 55%.
1:8   And God called the expanse, Sky. And there was evening, and there was morning the second day.
1:9   And God said, 'Let the waters under the sky be collected to one place, and let the dry land appear.'
   And it was so.
Day 3.
1:10   And God called the dry ground, Land. And He called the collection of the waters, Seas.
   And God saw that it was good.
 
1:11   And God said, 'Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it on the earth.'
   And it was so.
Vegetation
1:12   And the land bore tender sprouts, the plant seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it.
   And God saw that it was good.
 
1:13   And there was evening, and there was morning the third day.  
1:14    And God said, 'Let luminaries be in the expanse of the sky, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.
Day 4.
1:15   And let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the sky, to give light on the land.'
   And it was so.
 
1:16   And God made the two great luminaries: the great luminary to dominate the day, and the small luminary and the stars to dominate the night.  
1:17   And God set them in the expanse of the sky, to give light on the earth,  
1:18      and to dominate the day and the night; and to divide between the light and the darkness.
   And God saw that it was good.
 
1:19   And there was evening, and there was morning the fourth day.  
1:20   And God said, 'Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures; and let the birds fly above the land, in the open expanse of the sky.'
Day 5.
1:21   So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
   And God saw that it was good.
 
1:22   And God blessed them, saying, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the land.'  
1:23   And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day.  
1:24   And God said: 'Let the land bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the land after its kind.'
   And it was so.
Day 6.
1:25   And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps on the ground after its kind;
   and God saw that it was good.
 
1:26   And God said: 'Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and [therefore] let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the cattle, and over all the land, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the land.' 'image of God' = to represent Him, therefore they are to 'rule over ...'
These plurals of God, within their own historical context, do NOT refer either to 'angels' (as the Jews say) or to the 'Trinity' (as many Christians say).
It is God's statement as Supreme JUDGE of Heaven's Court, for humanity to represent Him in character and attitude, for which all are therefore accountable to that Court!
If the Trinity were meant here, then exegetical consistency requires that it also means the Trinity in Genesis 11:7 concerning Babel;
in other words God the Father vacated the Throne to visit Babel, which is total nonsense!
(The angels referred to by Jesus in Luke 12:8-9 are of this same Supreme Judicial Court).
Isaiah 6:8
is an example of this plural
for Heaven's Supreme Court.
1:27   And God created the man in His own image;
in the image of God He created him.
male and female He created them.
oral transmission mnemonic 1
a parallelismus membrorum:
in poetic rhythm as passed on
before writing was invented
so no word would be lost.
1:28  
And God blessed them; and God said to them,
'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the land, and subdue it,
and rule over the fish of the seas, and over birds of the sky, and over all beasts creeping on the earth.'
1:29   And God said, 'See, I have given you every plant seeding seed which is on the face of all the land, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree seeding seed; it shall be food for you.'  
1:30   And to every beast of the land, and to all birds of the sky, and to every creeper on the land in which is a breath of life, every green plant is for food.
   And it was so.
 
1:31   And God saw everything that He had made and behold, it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning the sixth day.  
2:1   And the sky and the land were finished, and all their host.
Day 7.
2:2  
And on the seventh day God completed His work which He had made.
And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
God now 'rests' as the
role-model for all humanity
for they are made
'in HIS image'.
2:3   And God blessed the seventh day and dedicated it, because He rested from all His work on it, which God in creating had made.
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