First post of the year, and it’s to ask a question about something I was puzzling over this afternoon: In Genesis 1, in the account of creation, there’s actually one thing that is not pronounced good–it’s not pronounced “not good”, it’s just created and done with–and that is the sky, the heavens. Look:
And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)
Now, why do you think that is? The writer wouldn’t have done that without a reason for doing it, so what is it? I have some rather nebulous ideas about this, so I figured discussion would help.