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2. The Bible Says the Moon is a Source of Light

As early as the first chapter of Genesis, the Bible asserts that the moon is its own light source.

Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Of course, we know today that the moon (presumably the “lesser light” in this verse) is not a light source. It simply reflects the light of the sun. Frankly, even the primitive authors of the Bible should have known better. The shadows that are cast on the moon as it "waxes and wanes" should have been enough of an indication. The Book of Isaiah continues with this view of the moon in a prophecy he relates about happy times for Zion characterized by abundant fertility, fruitful land and a brighter cosmos (bold emphasis added):

Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold…

Isaiah predicts that the sun will shine seven times as bright. If this prophecy ever does come true, it will not be such a good thing for Zion (or the rest of the planet). Under such conditions, all of humanity will be incinerated. Elsewhere in the Bible, there are less joyous prophecies about the end times. One of the signs will be that the moon is blackened. However, the Bible doesn’t put it that way (bold emphasis added): Isaiah 13:10 ... the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.Ezekiel 32:7 ... and the moon shall not give her light.Matthew 24:29 (Jesus said) Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light…

Oddly enough, Jesus said in this passage the sun shall be “darkened” and the moon shall not give “her light”. Had he known better, he might have the reversed metaphors (as in “the sun shall not give her (his?) light and the moon shall be darkened”). This would have demonstrated a better knowledge of the cosmos, as one should expect from the son (or avatar) of the Creator.

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But I'd bet anything that

But I'd bet anything that you use phrases such as the sun "rises" and "sets". Any thinking person knows the sun does not rise or set, it's just the earth rotating on it's axis that provides day and night cycles.

Despite that, I'm guessing that you're not much of a poet or enjoy poetry. Because from the context and content of those passages, they look a lot like poetic description. (At least in the modern English version I'm reading. I can't really say about the original languages since I don't know them, I'm trusting the translators did their best.)