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It was good, is a Translation Fiasco of God’s Actual Creation Statement

It was good. Dark and light. An inadequate translation that do not carry the message their Author intended. What is it?
It was good. Dark and light. These are inadequate translations that do not carry the message their Author intended. Find out what it is.

“It was good” is what God stated after each of the first days of Creation; this is a gross understatement of the deeper meaning of the Biblical Hebrew.

Genesis 1:3–5

3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4. And God saw the light, that it was good (H2896): and God divided (H914) the light from the darkness.

5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night (3915). And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Galacti wonders: Why were God’s first words for ‘light’?

Sam’s Reflections

Sam, that’s some statement, Genesis chapter 1 is a factual physical REconfiguration of Earth. Someone will surely consider this as a fundamentalist, even dangerous statement.

I see your point, and all I can say is I’m not trying to wear any hat. My intention is solely to explain what Genesis says. It’s up to each one to believe what they want to believe. I’ve written about Lucifer becoming the Serpent, Big Bang, including the formation of our planet Earth and the Bible, how and why Earth became tohu and bohu.

None of that is in any other literature. That’s why we discussed Sacred Books and focused on the Bible — because it alone, at least, gives us a chance of answering all the why questions. The what, how, and why of humankind.

I consider Genesis 1:3 as merely the continuation of the Bible story of Lucifer, Big Bang, the original creation of Earth, and now it’s REconfiguration for humankind. At this point, I’m not discussing historical dates. But I will get into that in due time, and we’ll talk about dinosaurs, prehistoric man, and ancient cave art. Please be patient; there’s nothing dangerous here.

Remember, we’re assembling the puzzle pieces. Coherent completeness necessitates putting each piece in its proper place. That includes all the pieces — the real facts — that science, archaeology, psychology and all other studies have revealed. Science has facts, but it doesn’t have all the coherent answers: What is the origin of all the material in Big Bang? And to come down to Earth, what’s the source of all the water?

The Explanation intends to give you plausible answers to all these questions, not based on Sam’s conjectures. But on what the Biblical Hebrew in the Bible reveals. Whether what Sam exposes makes sense or not is your decision. That’s your free will.

It was good — terrible understatement

H2896

טוֹב ṭôwb tobe; from H2895 (טוֹב); good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):

KJV — beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, ⨯ fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, ⨯ most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well(-favoured).

Light and darkness divided — another understatement

H914

בָּדַל bâdal baw-dal’; a primitive root; to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.):

KJV — (make, put) difference, divide (asunder), (make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), ⨯ utterly.

Leviticus 20:25–26

25 You shall therefore put difference (914) between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that
creepeth on the ground, which I have separated (914) from you as unclean.

26 And you shall be holy to me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed (914) you from other people, that you should be mine.

Ezekiel 42:20

20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation (914) between the sanctuary and the profane place.

Genesis 1.4 Here, you can see the Biblical Hebrew word tov and especially ben signifying between used twice in the context.
Genesis 1.4 Here, you can see the Biblical Hebrew word tov and especially ben signifying between used twice in the context.
Genesis 1:5. Different verb and sentence structures for called to signify the opposition between night and day.
Genesis 1:5. Different verb and sentence structures for called to signify the opposition between night and day. As well as the use of the conjunction but.

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