"And there was night and there was day" is a very subtle verse; a person staying above the Artic circle may have months without night and months without day. This is caused by earth's revolution round the sun rather than earth's rotation. 12 hours per day (daylight) and 12 hours per night is also not very accurate depending which location of the earth. That's why I always try to see it in a different perspective as that stated in the Bible....perhaps the earth was not inclined during creation which would result in equal day and night anywhere on earth, perhaps the earth rotated much faster or slower during creation and thus the hours cannot be 12 hours daylight and 12 hours night per day, perhaps the earth revolve much faster or slower during creation; a year may therefore be a thousand years or be a day. "And there was day and there was night" therefore suggests to me to mean "And there was earth's rotation and revolution" regardless if there was earth's inclination or not.
Therefore using the time the sun rise or set to determine day and night is not an accurate way. How then can a Jew staying around the Artic or Antartic circle to the poles observe the Passover and other Jewish rituals? The only solution I can think of is to follow the timing in Israel.
The same problem will faced a Muslim staying around the Artic circle, how is he to pray at sunrise and sun set?
May God blessed the Truth.
Last edited by CWH; 05-12-2012 at 01:39 AM.
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