How the Bible Demythologizes Other Ancient Religions

“On the fourth day, God creates the sun, the moon, and the stars. Aside from the creation of man on the sixth day, more attention is given to this aspect of creation than to any other. The probable reason for such detailed attention is that the sun and the moon were considered to be important gods in ancient Near Eastern thought while the stars were believed to impact human lives. In its account of the fourth day of creation, Genesis makes it clear that the sun, moon, and stars are a part of God’s creation called into being by his mighty word. They are not gods to be worshiped or consulted.” -Keith Mathison


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