He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.(Job 28:3) KJV
Darkness: לַחֹ֗שֶׁךְ – choshek
- fut. – to be or become obscure, dark.
- to darken, make dark, obscure.
- to cause darkness, Ps. 139:12; Je. 13:16.
- adj. masc., pl. obscure, mean, Pr. 22:29
- masc. dec. 6c. –
- calamity, misery.
- ignorance, Job 37:19.
During the formation of planet Earth, the action of the particles moving to form the core of the Earth is pictured in the sense of sinking into darkness and obscurity.
Job 28:3 appears to be a description of the core accretion model of planet formation. In this scenario a gravitational singularity causes matter to sink into concentric rings of density around a point in space.
[to darkness] Darkness: לַחֹ֗שֶׁךְ – choshek
This means to be or become obscure, dark. The singularity at the center of the Earth causes time to stop. This causes matter to sink. As the mass moves to the place where it has been set it causes darkness. Mass is in motion into darkness.
Mass sinks in time, into stratified layers of sediment: a solid core on fire in the darkness, sunk in the shadow of death.(Job 28:3) MP Technical Paraphrase
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