I’m new here. I want to respond to the post. Roy has been blocked and so isn’t here to defend himself. I’m going to respond to his post with that in mind.
There is NOT a single planet existed BEFORE the first Day, Gen 1:1-5
I don't agree. The ancient Hebrew has two states. Perfect indicating completion and imperfect indicating action in progress. The Hebrew bara (created) in Genesis 1:1 is in the perfect state indicating that in that verse the heavens and earth were complete. The earth, sun, moon, stars - the universe had been created at that time in the narrative. That's how Genesis begins.
What follows is progress in action. The imperfect state is used some 40 times throughout the remainder of the chapter. So, in the creative days God is preparing the already created earth and physical heavens for habitation. The Hebrew term asah is used. Asah can mean make (Genesis 1:16), or appoint (Deuteronomy 15:1), establish (2 Samuel 7:11), form (Jeremiah 18:4), or prepare (Genesis 21:8). In English this is similar to a bed being manufactured (created) once and then made each morning.
What existed was earth/ground without form and void (Dust), which was used to make Adam’s firmament on the 2nd Day Gen 1:6-8 and Adam’s Earth on the 3rd Day. Gen 1:10
What existed was a water planet without productive land. There was darkness over the watery deep. God's spirit moved over the water. (Genesis 1:2)
The KJV uses the inaccurate firmament at Genesis 1:6 with a marginal note giving the more accurate expansion. There was some confusion translating the Hebrew raqia (meaning spreading out) due to the Septuagint translating it as stereoma which means “firm and solid structure” followed by the Latin Vulgate using the term firmamentum. This because it was thought at that time there was a metallic dome surrounding the earth.
Water was lifted from the surface to the heavens which provided a protective canopy over the earth and revealed the productive land. This water was later used in the flood of Noah’s day. (Genesis 1:7, 10; 2 Peter 3:5-6)
Gen 1:1-2 In the beginning God Created the heaven (Hebrew – Air) and the Earth (Hebrew -Ground). And the Earth (Ground) was without form, (Dust) and void; and darkness (Death) was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
This is just odd. The Hebrew word for heaven is shamayim and means high or lofty. The Hebrew word for air is weruach. The Hebrew word for earth is erets and can refer to the planet (Genesis 1:2), or land, country and territory (Genesis 10:10), as well as ground (Genesis 1:26) depending on the context. Dust is most often translated from the Hebrew word aphar. Darkness is choshek, death is maveth but I suppose that doesn't matter because Roy seems to be using these terms in some metaphoric sense which I don't understand. Except for ground they aren't really applicable in the context. Air, possibly. There's air in the sky but what significance that has here seems at best arbitrary and at worst misleading.
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The Greek term tous aionas (Latin saecula, Hebrew haohlamim, used at Hebrews 11:13 means "order of things" or "system of things." Most translations use the terms world, universe or ages. The Greek aion is used in plural form. In context, chapter 11 is referring to the men of old times, The patriarchal epoch. The things recorded in the Hebrew scripture. So some translations use age, while another way to understand it is aion corresponds to the Greek kosmos, from which the English cosmos and cosmetics comes. The word literally means arrangement, adornment, beauty, or ornament. The word appears 187 times in the Greek scripture and the KJV translates it as world except at 1 Peter 3:3 where it translates it as adorning. The meaning is derived from something that is well arranged, beautiful. The similarity of aion and kosmos is the reason many translations use the words world or universe. To me, the context of Hebrews 11:3 would suggest that the ages are well arranged by God is as much as his purpose for man is well laid out. It's about salvation not the creation of the universe. An understandable misconception given the use of the word world and good reason to research the original language.
It certainly isn’t connected in any way with any speculation Albert Einstein may have presented regarding energy etc.
The emergence of Light was when YHWH, the Son of God, came forth or begotten from the invisible Spirit of God into the physical world when He commanded and spoke the first Word in the beginning and said… Let there be light; and there was light. (Gen 1:3) before anything is made that was made…. before the world was.
YHWH, the Son of God?! The tetragrammaton
in no way represents anyone other than Jehovah.
At Genesis 1:3 the Hebrew word ohr (light) is used. It means light in a general sense as opposed to the source of the light. The account is still being given in the imperfect progressive state. God is arranging the already created. The light is a diffused light which gradually grows in intensity. Job 38:4,9 refers to a swaddling band, most likely a cloud of debris gradually dissipating surrounding the newly created earth. Later, in Genesis 1:14 the Hebrew word maohr is used. This means the source of light. So on the fourth day the source of the light, the sun, is visible.