Genesis 1:17: And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.
The New International Version of the Bible substitutes “in the expanse of the sky” for “in the firmament of the heaven.”
Critics have pointed out the oddity of stars being used to give light to the Earth, when practically all of them cannot be seen with the naked eye. A response is that stars have multiple functions, and one is to show God’s glory, even to civilizations which possess a Hubble telescope.
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