Genesis 1:16 says (according to the Complete Jewish Bible translation) "God made the two great lights — the larger light to rule the day and the smaller light to rule the night — and the stars." My question is what is the role of "stars" in that sentence? Is it saying that God made the two great lights and the stars, or is it staying that God made the smaller light to rule the night and the stars? The King James Version resolves the ambiguity by saying "And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." But what's the reasoning for concluding that "stars" is the object of "made" as opposed to the object of "rule"? Is there any grammatical or other way to tell what "stars" is the object of?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You in Advance.