THe Torah and the commentaries clearly suggest in several places that G-d corrected His Creation while still in the process:

וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָאוֹר כִּי־טוֹב וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ׃
God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.

וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים אֶת־שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים אֶת־הַמָּאוֹר הַגָּדֹל לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם וְאֶת־הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַלַּיְלָה וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים׃
God made the two great lights, the greater light to dominate the day and the lesser light to dominate the night, and the stars.

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לֹא־טוֹב הֱיוֹת הָאָדָם לְבַדּוֹ אֶעֱשֶׂהּ־לּוֹ עֵזֶר כְּנֶגְדּוֹ׃
The LORD God said, “It is not good for man to be alone; I will make a fitting helper for him.”

How this phenomenon can be explained?

  • The moon being diminished was a correction based on a mistake which the man made, which is a very famous midrash that you probably know. Separating the light from the darkness wasn’t a correction- it was a continuation of creation. First G-d made the light and darkness, and then he separated between the two- no correction. The only correction that I see here that doesn’t seem to be based on a mistake like the moon made is making chava.
    – Lo ani
    Oct 27 '19 at 6:58
  • In case the above comment wasn’t understood- it’s a good question, but the first two cases that you bring don’t seem to fit the question. Also, which commentaries suggest that HaShem corrected his creation? I only see actual pesukim
    – Lo ani
    Oct 27 '19 at 6:59
  • @Loani "mistake which the man made" - which man?
    – Al Berko
    Oct 27 '19 at 18:13
  • I meant which the moon made not the man
    – Lo ani
    Oct 27 '19 at 18:33
  • @Loani So you do agree that for #2 a correction was needed and performed?
    – Al Berko
    Oct 27 '19 at 18:48

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