God tell us about black holes and other galaxies? Why doesn't He
describe in detail how He created the universe and us?
Bible is not the Encyclopedia Britannica. The point of Genesis chapter
one is not to tell us how the universe was created. The main point
is that God created the universe, and us, and He did it just by
speaking. He spoke the universe into existence.
said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." - Genesis
Bible is not a science book, it is a book about God. However, at
times it does give us scientific information that would have been
impossible for the people at the time it was written to have known.
For example, there is description of the Earth floating in space
in Job 26:7
the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing."
In Isaiah 40:22
the Bible describes the shape of the earth: "It is God who
sits above the circle of the earth." (NLT)
(and others) of things that could not be known in 1000 B.C. are
not in the Bible to attempt to explain cosmotology to ancient people,
they are incidental to the Bible's description of God's glory. They
are facts that God just happened to mention in passing when describing
P.S. The above
descriptions were not added to the Bible later. They are in the
Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from before Jesus was born.