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Dry Land, Seas, and Flora. Why this Combination on Day 3 of Creation?

Dry land, grass, trees, seas. Day 3 of Creation and our Planet Earth is looking more and more like home for humankind.
Dry land, grass, trees, seas. Day 3 of Creation and our Planet Earth is looking more and more like home for humankind.

Dry land covered with grass, herbs, and trees, as well as the seas, appear. Day 3 of Creation and Earth is more and more readied to be the home for humans.

Day 3 of Creation.

Genesis 1:9–13

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry (H3004) land appear: and it was so.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

H3004

יַבָּשָׁה yabbâshâh yab-baw-shaw’; from H3001 (יָבֵשׁ); dry ground:

KJV — dry (ground, land).

H3001

יָבֵשׁ yâbêsh yaw-bashe’; a primitive root; to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage):

KJV — be ashamed, clean, be confounded, (make) dry (up), (do) shame(-fully), ⨯ utterly, wither (away).

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