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In Genesis 1:3 (ESV), it is written,

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

The Hebrew word which is translated into English as "light" is אֹור (or) (Strong's H216).

Is this "light" to be understood literally or figuratively?

  • If literal: Does this include both non-visible & visible light found on the Electromagnetic-Spectrum (Radio to Gamma) / Wave & Particle?

  • If figurative: What is the light symbolizing?

  • If both: What is the complete light?

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imgur is blocked for me and the definition is not full-text searchable. would you mind editing this to include the actual definition? thanks. – swasheck Feb 25 '13 at 18:39
Symbolically or literally, the light referred to here cannot be Jesus, as he was from the beginning (cf. John's letters) and therefore was not created by God the Father. – MrWarranty Oct 21 '14 at 18:52

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