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I am in the process of doing a thorough read and examination of the bible in chronological order for the new year and was pondering if the light God created in Gen. 1:3 was the same light given by the sun created in Gen. 1:16. Genesis 1:3 quotes "And God said 'Let there be light,' and there was light." giving evening and morning to the first day, while Gen. 1:16 explains "God made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night"(NIV) clearly referring to the sun and moon, but if the sun was created on the 4th day then what was the light made on the 1st? I know the bible has a tendency to jump back and forth given that later on it explains the creation of man and women, then goes back to the creation of Adam before Eve in Gen. 2:7, so is this what is happening in Gen. 1:3 and Gen. 1:16?

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    Hello and welcome to this site! Thank you for asking this interesting question - the good news (I hope) is that it's already been covered here: What was the light of the first day of creation? You can use the search facility (box in the top right) to help find other questions and answers; I hope you'll stick around to ask and answer some more.
    – James T
    Jan 16 '14 at 2:46
  • I think these arguments make no sense because Genesis is entirely a metaphorical visualization of the world, nor less nor more. Jan 16 '14 at 8:02
  • The first light that was created was energy in line with most theories about how the universe came into being. You need to know a little about science to understand what happened and thiss is not the site to explain it but it was not the sun that was created. Jan 16 '14 at 8:20
  • @ElberichSchneider So... no one in Genesis is a real person? Abraham? Isaac? Jacob? Joseph? No one? All metaphors?
    – Narnian
    Jan 16 '14 at 14:29

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