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Why is the moon not written about in Genesis?

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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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It is believed in Christian circles that the plants that were created before the sun were able to stay alive due to the light of God.




posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by octotom
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It is believed in Christian circles that the plants that were created before the sun were able to stay alive due to the light of God.


It may be believed that, and let's assume for this arguments sake that the Light wasn't present. Anyone who has landscaped can tell you that a plant can live in a dark place for 12 hours without light, a plant can live for 24 hours in a dark room without light.

So, the Light of God aside, even if that were not the case plants do not die if they don't have light for 12 hours. If so, every plant on Earth would die when the sun went down everyday.



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 01:44 PM
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Of course the plant would die without any light. That makes sense. But the Bible teaches that were God is there is light, so, the conclusion would be that the plants survived the 24 hours due to the light of God.



posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by RuneSpider
But then, the folks who worte the Bible probably had never been out of their home country, let alone made more than a basic observation of the skys.
(Not saying the ancients weren't pretty good astronomists, just not sure about the anciets Jews)


Actually, some believe the Jews were the first to chart the constellations. In the book of Job, believed by many scholars to be the first Bible book ever written (even before the Torah), the constellations are mentioned, a couple systems were even mentioned by name. There is a very ancient Hebrew study called the Mazzaroth that some believe even predates Babylonian and Egyptian astrology. The Jews definitely were aware of the constellations and stars.


Originally posted by setterman
Nowhere does the O.T. mention the moon.


This is not true. The Jewish calender was even based on a lunar cycle and not our solar calender. The moon is mentioned all throughout the Old Testament. And yes, even in Genesis.

[edit on 8/24/2008 by AshleyD]



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