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“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good…” (Genesis 1:3-4).

“All the more joyous emotions of the mind, all the pleasing sensations of the frame, all the happy hours of domestic intercourse were habitually described among the Hebrews under imagery derived from light” (see: 1 Kings 11:36; Isaiah 58:8; Esther 8:16; Psalms 97:11).

Light came naturally to typify true religion and the felicity it imparts (Psalms 119:105; Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 4:16, etc.). In its highest sense, it is applied to Christ as the “Sun of righteousness” (Mal. 4:2; Luke 2:32; John 1:7-9).

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