And God said,
Let there be light:
and there was light.
All Commentaries on Genesis 1:3 Go To Genesis 1
Ephrem The Syrian
The light was released so that it might spread over everything without being fastened down. It dispersed the darkness that was over everything although it did not move. It was only when [the light] went away and when it came that it moved, for when [the light] went away the rule was given to the night, and at [the light’s] coming there would be an end to [the night’s] rule. After the brightness [of the light] rendered its service for three days … the sun was in the firmament in order to ripen whatever had sprouted under that first light. Commentary on Genesis;