This is a straightforward verse with a surprising twist.
|jerusalem bible||(alternative genesis)|
God called the vault 'heaven'
Evening came and morning came: a second day.
Shining Ones called the wall ha'shemim (the
As stated earlier, shemim was used in the sense of something high, and yet we know that it was rooted in the earth. Here, the term is used to indicate the Heights - but in its broadest sense, it meant the Highlands.