Thematic Symmetry of Genesis 1:14-18 - Interactive

14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens
to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens
to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night;
He made the stars also.
17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens
to give light on the earth
18 and to govern the day and the night,
and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.

Directions:

  1. You can easily verify that the text you see here is identical with every other NASB Bible. Nothing has been added or removed and nothing has been changed or rearranged. We note that the integrity of the thematic structure doesn't depend upon versions and languages because these patterns are integral.
  2. If the bars aren't arranged in a tidy fashion you can usually fix it by resizing the browser to make it a little narrower, then refreshing the page. Did you know that you can make your brower full screen? Try F11.
  3. Hover your mouse cursor over a line of text to see it highlighted along with its companion element(s).
  4. Hover over a bar to see that group highlighted along with its companion group(s).
  5. If your on a yellow bar or underlined text and your mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a hand, click it to bring up comments about the shared theme. You can drag the little presentation window around to place it where you like.
  6. Meditate prayerfully on what you see, seeking insight about each pairing. How are the elements alike? How do they differ. Why are they paired?
  7. Yes, it really is what it appears to be. It is a supernatural phenomenon! Praise the Lord, who has blessed us with great favor in these last days! His handiwork is beyond compare! He has magnified His Word above all His name!
Bob Schlenker - theopenscroll.com | About These Thematic Patterns | Interactive Content