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(I refuse to use modern Biblical commentary because it already knows modern science, and is always influenced by that knowledge.The trend becomes to bend the Bible to match the science.) So the only data I use as far as Biblical commentary goes is ancient commentary.
Oh, we know the Bible says 'In the beginning.' That's a nice story, but we sophisticates know better. In 1965, Penzias and Wilson discovered the echo of the Big Bang in the black of the sky at night, and the world paradigm changed from a universe that was eternal to a universe that had a beginning.
The Jewish year is figured by adding up the generations since Adam. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, upon blowing the shofar, the following sentence is said: "Hayom Harat Olam ― today is the birthday of the world." This verse might imply that Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the universe. Rosh Hashanah commemorate the creation of the Neshama, the soul of human life.