Genesis 1:19

So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Genesis 1:19 NKJV

Hello friends, and welcome to today’s Scripture thought.

The phrase “the evening” is transliterated from the Hebrew word ʿereḇ, and means evening, night, or sunset.

The phrase “the morning” is transliterated from the Hebrew word bōqer, and can mean:

  1. morning, break of day
    1. morning
      1. of end of night
      2. of coming of daylight
      3. of coming of sunrise
      4. of beginning of day
      5. of bright joy after night of distress (fig.)
    2. morrow, next day, next morning

(from the Strong’s Concordance)

The order of evening and morning in this verse explains why Hebrew days begin at sundown.

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