He Called the Light “Day” – Genesis 1:5

In Genesis 1:5, God creates the first day. He called the light day and the darkness night, and the day/night cycle began. Let’s break down the verse in pictograms in a little more detail.

God called the light "day".
Geneis 1:5 (NIV) God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

We again see our pictogram for god with his speech bubbles. He is making two separate statements. We see the pictogram for light that was created previously, connected with an “equals” sign, equating light to the new pictogram for day. The second statement made by god works the same, but this time with our pictogram representing the darkness to a new pictogram for night. The stars in this pictogram don’t exist yet. We feel that it is fair to include them here for clarity’s sake.

These two statements by God are joined to the next set of pictograms by the “+” sign, representing the close connection between the two ideas. We get three new pictograms in this section. One for evening, showing the sung going down. A second for morning, showing the sun rising. A circle joins these two pictograms, with arrows showing the cycle. We think it’s likely that we’ll be seeing more of these pictograms soon…

He Called the Light “Day”, and We’re Calling This Blog Post Over!

But we’ll be back soon with our next installment of the IKEABIBLE! Ite feels like we’ve covered so much ground already, but were not even 20% of the way through the first chapter! We hope to see you back soon. Stay safe and well!

In the meantime, you could take a look at the whole IKEABIBLE, or check out some of our other blog articles. Or, maybe take a look at Patheos? Either way, take care, and we’ll be back with more soon!

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