The verily meaning of the term
create is to create qualitatively new things, that things which have never been before the present time. According the Hebrew's Old Testament the term of create in that meaning is used only thrice, and it sounds like
The first place is [KJV, Gen.1:1]:
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This sounds as:
Beneshit bara Elogim...
At this, God created the heaven, and the earth words out of nothing. So that is the first qualitatively new thing the world from nothing.
The second place, when the bara is [KJV, Gen.1:20-21]:
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Here God created the qualitatively new thing as the beasts with their higher nervous system.
And finally is [KJV, Gen.1:26-27, 2:7]:
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Here God created the human being by
breathing into his nostrils the breath of life that is the third qualitatively new thing.
In other places the Hebrew Torah uses the verb saying that God just use the same materials to form of them the also new things, which are not qualitatively new.
As for the new testament we are able to interpret that the qualitatively new thing is referred to in the Revelation [KJV, Rev.21:5]:
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
These new things are the whole New Jerusalem described in the Reveletion's last two chapters. Additionally, we could interpret that the new thing is the resurrected Christ's body, which is not feel pain, sorrow, hunger, able to pass via closed doors [John.20:19], which can't be recognized by the apprentices [John.20:14], and etc.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.