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Light and darkness were not one, but there had yet to be a physical separation between them. They were muddled together. We can find this interpretation in the Gospel of John. Thankfully we have a "midrashic" interpretation of Genesis 1 in John 1. 4 In it was life and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light in the darkness shines and the light ...


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Yeah - too much modern physics, not enough Hebrew Scriptures as they are. Darkness is a THING. Ex 10:21 says וְיָמֵשׁ חשֶׁךְ: darkness which may be felt. Aryeh Kaplan's translation has "God said to Moses, 'Reach out toward the sky with your hand, and there will be darkness in Egypt. The darkness will be palpable.'" Next verse: "So Moses stretched ...



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