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"וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים  לָאוֹר יוֹם וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה וַיְהִי־עֶרֶב וַיְהִי־בֹקֶר יוֹם אֶחָד׃"
"God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.
And there was evening and there was morning, one day." Gen.1.5

Previously, the earth "was" (ibid 2) after God explicitly created it, and God uttered/commanded/created the light to be, saying "let there be (יהי) light". But here God didn't do anything, it is just mentioned that the evening and the morning were.

What kind of emergence is it? If God didn't create them, where did they come from? Was it a natural process of mixing the light with (already introduced) darkness?

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  • What do you mean by emergence?
    – magicker72
    Dec 11, 2021 at 23:27
  • The verse is saying that G-d set a time limit for the day and night (see Rashi) and that time had passed.
    – N.T.
    Dec 12, 2021 at 2:51
  • @N.T. How did the time pass?
    – Al Berko
    Dec 12, 2021 at 10:37
  • Ramban says Hashem also created time.
    – N.T.
    Dec 12, 2021 at 11:02

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