Bible Narratives Wiki

Third creative day[]

Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:9-10)

He set a decree for the sea That its waters should not pass beyond his order, When he established* the foundations of the earth, (Proverbs 8:29) He spread out the earth over the waters, For his loyal love endures forever. (Psalms 136:6) The sea, which he made, belongs to him, And his hands formed the dry land. (Psalm 95:5) Declares Jehovah: "It is I who placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, A permanent regulation that it cannot pass over. Although its waves toss, they cannot prevail; Although they roar, they still cannot pass beyond it." (Jeremiah 5:22b)

Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (Genesis 1:11-13)

Scientific record[]

The first life forms appeared between 3.8 and 3.5 billion years ago. The earliest evidences for life on Earth are graphite found to be biogenic in 3.7 billion-year-old metasedimentary rocks discovered in Western Greenland[1] and microbial mat fossils found in 3.48 billion-year-old sandstone discovered in Western Australia.[2][3] Photosynthetic life appeared around 2 billion years ago, enriching the atmosphere with oxygen. Life remained mostly small and microscopic until about 580 million years ago, when complex multicellular life arose.


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  3. Noffke, Nora. Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures Recording an Ancient Ecosystem in the ca. 3.48 Billion-Year-Old Dresser Formation, Pilbara, Western Australia, Astrobiology (journal), 13 (8 November 2013) 12 p.1103–24 {{{also}}}