Genesis 1:5

Genesis 1:5Genesis 1:5

Understanding that the ordinary Scriptural calendar day was reckoned from daybreak to daybreak (or dawn to dawn) is essential for understanding Genesis 1:5, Exodus 12, Deut. 16, and many other scriptural passages, including Hosea 6:1-3, and passages concerning the timing of the Messiah’s death and resurrection.

KJV.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Young’s Literal Translation.
and God calleth to the light ‘Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called ‘Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day one.

New International Version.
God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.

Berean Study Bible
God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

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