Again, this was a time in Earth's history for the separation of the troposphere cloud layer from the stratosphere, mesosphere and the ionosphere.
This space, expanse, or firmament became a dividing line for those waters on the Earth from those waters above the Earth.
God made this space or expanse or firmament. The word in Hebrew is Asah. This word has the connotation of fashioning something, bringing it about by one's handiwork. This is different than Barah, or to create from nothing as in 1:1.
Again, God spoke and this was so, so what is God's purpose in having waters above us and below us?
© 2009 Roy Blizzard III