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The 8 day’s of creation

This article shows God created the earth in 7 days and rested on the other seventh day.




In the name of the day

In the beginning of what? Surely the beginning of creation but the signs are the beginning (also) is pointing to the first day of the month, new moon day.

For example look at the picture shown below. If the letters of the Hebrew word for "in the beginning" are rearranged it reads "on the first of Tishri". Read the next section for more about that day














The most important part is that it's the first day of the month. That fact alone shows it happened on new moon day.

That may hardly seem relevant compared to the magnitude of creation; but God seems to disagree and thought it was worthwhile to mention. When God draws our attention to the calendar it's a strong hint more calendar dates follow or at the very least it’s important to know.

It's good to know the days of the Jewish week had no names besides a number. "First day", "Second day", etc. The only days with names are the seventh day of the week “Sabbath  day” and the first day of the month “New Moon day” Knowing that it's just a small step to read Gen 1:23 as follows:


Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day of the week.


Elsewhere on this site it's proven new moon day isn't part of "the week". Combine that with the above and it's easy to see God Genesis 1 is about "new moon day" + "a week". Meaning a total of 8 days.


Shout of a trumpet


Lev 23:24 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.


Num 29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have an holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets to you.


Job 8:21 He will yet fill thy mouth with laughter, and thy lips with shouting.


Job 39:25 As often as the trumpet [sounds] he says, Aha! And he smells the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.


Teruah - H8643

BDB Definition:

1) alarm, signal, sound of tempest, shout, shout or blast of war or alarm or joy

1a) alarm of war, war-cry, battle-cry

1b) blast (for march)

1c) shout of joy (with religious impulse)

1d) shout of joy (in general)


The above verses show that ‘teruah’ can be translated in several ways. Basically it ‘teruah’ means a loud noise. The words of blue are not in the Hebrew text, they are added by the translators to make the translation more readable.


Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?


Rua - H7321

BDB Definition:

1) to shout, raise a sound, cry out, give a blast

1a) (Hiphil)

1a1) to shout a war-cry or alarm of battle

1a2) to sound a signal for war or march

1a3) to shout in triumph (over enemies)

1a4) to shout in applause

1a5) to shout (with religious impulse)

1a6) to cry out in distress

1b) (Polal) to utter a shout

1c) (Hithpolel)

1c1) to shout in triumph

1c2) to shout for joy



The above combined show that creation started on the first of the month; which is always a new moon day.



And God said

The six creation days all start with “And God said,”.
Gen 1:1-2 doesn’t have that format.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.

Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Gen 1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.


Gen 1:31 states the last creative act of God was on 6th day.
Gen 2:2 states God stopped creating on the 7th day.

Rephrasing solves that seemingly contradiction.

Gen 2:2 On the seventh day of the month God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day of the week, which is the eighth day of the month, from all the work He had made.

Gen 2:2 God finished creating on the seventh day of the month and rested on the eighth day of the month.

Gen 1:1-2 is the first day of the month, New Moon Day, which isn’t part of the week count. The first creation day is day 2 of the month, the sixth creation day is the seventh day of the month.




The eight days of creation

On our calendar all days of the week have a name. Monday, Tuesday, etc. But the Biblical days just had a number. 1-6 for the regular days. 7 for the last day of the week which most often was called Sabbath


Please read Genesis chapter 1. I think it mentions not 6 but 7 creation days. When God said day 1, day 2, etc He wasn’t referring to the number of days He has been creating but He was stating the names of the day.  The very first creation day He didn’t give a number because New moon day didn’t have a number as a name. The green area marks chapter 1 of Genesis.

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Genesis 2:1 states creation (of Genesis 1) is finished. But Gen 2:2  (orange area in graph) shows something odd is going on.
Black bar: God was still finishing work on the 7th day. (Black area in graph)
Blue bar: God rested on the 7th day. (Blue area in graph)




The solution to this ‘contradiction’ is simple; it’s poetry to show a relationship between things.
The 7th working day is an amount, including new moon day. (Black bar)
The 7th day of rest, is a name of a day. (Blue bar)