Where does the Bible say the Moon came from? What does science say of the origins of our Moon?

The origin of the Moon has been a topic of scientific and theological discussion for centuries. While the Bible does not provide a specific explanation for the origin of the Moon, it does mention it in several passages. On the other hand, science has put forth several theories on how the Moon came to be.

In the Bible, the Moon is mentioned in several passages, including Genesis 1:16, which states, "And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars." This passage describes the creation of the Sun, Moon, and stars as part of God's work of creation.

However, the Bible does not provide any specific explanation for how the Moon came to be. Some theologians have speculated that it was created as a separate entity from the Earth, while others have suggested that it was formed from a piece of the Earth itself.

From a scientific perspective, there are several theories on the origin of the Moon. The most widely accepted theory is that the Moon was formed from debris left over after a Mars-sized object collided with the early Earth, roughly 4.5 billion years ago. This theory, known as the giant impact hypothesis, suggests that the debris from the collision eventually coalesced to form the Moon.

Another theory suggests that the Moon was captured by the Earth's gravity, rather than being formed from debris. However, this theory is less widely accepted, as it does not explain some of the unique characteristics of the Moon, such as its composition and the fact that it is in synchronous rotation with the Earth.

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Jamie Larson