Genesis 1:5 in Greek:

καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ θεὸς τὸ φῶς ἡμέραν καὶ τὸ σκότος ἐκάλεσεν νύκτα. καὶ ἐγένετο ἑσπέρα καὶ ἐγένετο πρωί, ἡμέρα μία.

Transliteration: And called The God the light day and the darkness called night and became evening and became dawn day one.

Genesis 1:5 in Hebrew:

.וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם, וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָד

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

Genesis 1:5 in English (KJV):

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


The first day probably lasted somewhat more than 24 hours and somewhat less than 9.258 billion years.

The first to speculate on the actual length and nature of the “day” was St. Augustine of Hippos in his book, “De Civitate Dei contra Paganos,” published in 426 AD.

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