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Gen. 1:6 And (i.e.; Reality), “God,” said, Let there
be a firmament, (seven layers of atmosphere,... the Firmament above:
... in the midst of the waters, and let it divide
the (evaporated) waters from the (condensed) waters.
,Gen. 1:7 And (i.e.; Reality), “God,” made
the firmament (of atmosphere), and divided the (condensed) waters,... (into the oceans, seas, and rivers,... the Firmament below:
2) inland seas
7) atmospheric water vapor)...
... which were under the firmament from the waters, (transitory things: [mayim: Hebrew]), which were above the firmament: and it was so.
The Hebrew word, "yowm," which
is translated "day," actually means an unspecified period of time. In genesis, this word implies something different than
the normal 24 hour period.
can be seen in verses Gen 1:14-19.
There, on that fourth "yowm," solar time is itself
created, and the 24 hour day is specifically enumerated among the other works of the creation.
(Link to Strong Concordance for definition "day.")
(Link to concordance for waters, or Mayim in Hebrew.)