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How can there be 24 hours (a day) if the sun wasn’t made until the fourth day?


God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. Genesis 1:8

            Time is not the focus of these passages.  Creation is.  The amount of time God took to create the heavens and earth (“when”) are not as important as the Creator (“who”). 
            God could create a solar system in 7 seconds.  He doesn't 24 hours.
            The creation account gives a detailed, orderly explanation of God’s process in bringing everything into being.   It’s not a biology book though it explains the origins of biology. 
            The writer (Moses) lays out creation in a seven-day explanation to set up the idea of the Sabbath day of rest (God made that day “holy”).  Our week is a celebration of God’s creation and power.