AN ALTERNATIVE GENESIS

GEN 1:4

In this verse, for consistency = ha'orhas to be translated as 'the exploration', or as 'the explored part'; and = hashakhas the 'unexplored' or as 'the unexplored part'. = bedel,which had a common meaning of 'separate', but could also mean 'distinguish' -and which, with verbs of distinguishing, took on the meaning of 'between'.

JERUSALEM BIBLE (ALTERNATIVE GENESIS)

God saw that the light was good, and God divided light from darkness.

The Shining Onessaw that their exploration was successful [suitable for settlement]; and the Shining Onesdistinguished between the explored (land) and the unexplored.

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