Genesis 1:3

Hebrew Bible

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was hovering11 over the surface of the water. 3 God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! 4 God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day. Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (Final composition) (based on scholarly estimates)

2 Corinthians 4:6

New Testament

4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; Source

Date: 55-57 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

"... As the active agent in creation, Jesus is also the bearer of divine glory, as, for example 2 Corinthians 4:6: 'For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness" [Gen 1:1-3], who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.' ..."

Hays, Richard B. "The Story of God's Son" in Gaventa, Beverly Roberts, and Richard B. Hays, ed. Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (pp. 183-184) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008

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"... As the active agent in creation, Jesus is also the bearer of divine glory, as, for example 2 Corinthians 4:6: 'For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness" [Gen 1:1-3], who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.' ..."

Hays, Richard B. "The Story of God's Son" in Gaventa, Beverly Roberts, and Richard B. Hays, ed. Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (pp. 183-184) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.