Was the first day of creation in the Bible, called Sunday? The calendar was not in existence.


Genesis 1:1 - 31

ESV - 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

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Mini Paula Fether Lifelong student of the scriptures
Day and month names have varied throughout history and between cultures and languages. The Bible doesn't name the days but only numbers them, except for the weekly sabbath (Fri. Sundown to Sat. Sundown). But the seven-day week was established at the end of creation week. Gen. 1 also states that the purpose of the luminaries was not only to provide light but also mark off hours, days, months, and seasons. So in that regard there was a clock and calendar.

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Mini Carolyn Hostetter Wife, mother, grandmother, retired church administrator
I've had this same question as it relates to Judaism, Seventh Day Adventists, etc., so I did some research. The Bible does not use the word “Sunday” for the first day of the week. The days of the week are ordinal, meaning they show the position of the particular day as a point of reference. They do not have names in the Bible other than first, sixth, or seventh day, etc. Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-3. 

Mankind chose to name the days for convenience to indicate common days of work, rest, worship, holidays, etc., within weeks. The Babylonians apparently named the days of the week after the gods they worshipped and planets. The modern seven-day week can be traced back to the Babylonians. In 321 AD, Emperor Constantine officially decreed a seven-day week in the Roman Empire, including making Sunday a public holiday. It's all very complicated.

Leviticus 23:3 ESV: “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places."

God bless!

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