Thematic Symmetry of Genesis 1:14-18 (Hebrew) - Interactive

14) ויאמר אלהים יהי מארת ברקיע
השמים להבדיל בין היום ובין הלילה והיו לאתת ולמועדים ולימים ושנים
15) והיו למאורת ברקיע השמים
להאיר על־הארץ ויהי־כן
16) ויעש אלהים את־שני המארת הגדלים את־המאור הגדל לממשלת היום ואת־המאור הקטן לממשלת הלילה
ואת הכוכבים
17) ויתן אתם אלהים ברקיע השמים
להאיר על־הארץ
18) ולמשל ביום ובלילה
ולהבדיל בין האור ובין החשך וירא אלהים


  1. You can easily verify that the text you see here is identical with what you'll find on sites like BibleHub. 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.
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  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 - | About These Thematic Patterns | Interactive Content