in sorrow and groaning you will eat from it all the days of your life. It will send forth thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the food of your field. In the sweat of your brow you will eat your bread until you return to the earth from which you were taken, because you are earth and you will go back into the earth." 66.
The Resolution of Difficulties concerning Verses Fourteen to Nineteen
20. "And God said, 'Let there come to be the heavenly bodies in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and to divide the day and the night and to be as signs for times and for days and for years. And let them be as a splendor in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.' And so it was done. And God made two lights, a greater and a lesser, the greater light for the beginning of the day and the lesser light for the beginning of the night, 67. along with the stars. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and to rule over the day and the night and to divide the day and the night. And God saw that it was good. And evening came and morning came the fourth day." 68. Here they ask, first of all, how it could be that the heavenly bodies, that is, the sun and the moon and the stars, were made on the fourth day. How could the three previous days have passed without the sun; for we now see that a day passes with the rising and setting of the sun, while night comes to us in the sun's absence when it returns to the east from the other side of the world? 69. We answer them that____________________
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Publication information: Book title: On Genesis:Two Books on Genesis against the Manichees; And, on the Literal Interpretation of Genesis, an Unfinished Book. Contributors: Saint Augustine - Author, Roland J. S. J. Teske - Unknown. Publisher: Catholic University of America Press. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1990. Page number: 68.
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