In Genesis 1, darkness is called “night”, so while this passage does not necessarily paint the picture of night as bad, it is at least no longer needed. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. How is the "darkness" and "light" in Genesis 1 related to the "darkness" and "light" that apostles Paul and John talk about? Genesis – The Darkness. The Beginning - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. The use of "earth" here is allegorical. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Biblical poetry is often structured with two parallel stitches in a verse. The Hebrew word being translated to earth is אֶרֶץ (erets). Genesis 1:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Genesis 1:2, NIV: "Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters." Genesis 1:2. Gen. 1:2 says that "darkness was on the face of the deep." The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. King James Bible And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. The fact that night finally is removed at the end of times paints a clear contrast with Genesis, as if the culmination of God’s … (Genesis 1:2) Is this only about the earth? Genesis 1:2, ESV: "The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." It symbolizes the universe following creation. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. In Genesis, before God said “let there be light” there was “darkness over the face of the deep, the spirit/wind [ruach] of God brooding/hovering over the face of the water” (Gen.1:2). Food for thought Keywords for today Elohim = "God," literally "powerful ones" bereshit = "in the beginning" et ()…