Magpie (stormofzen) wrote in linguaphiles,

A Latin Question!

Hello hello all, I am new to this community! I'm a bit of a bebbeh linguaphile myself, but not a very good one. :) I've got a question that's been tickling my brain for a bit, and I figured this was a great place to get a final answer!

Okay, so I'm asking about Latin. :)

In Genesis, there's a phrase: "And God said "Let there be light," and there was light."

The phrase "and there was light" was originally written as "et facta est lux," which, as far as I can tell, means "and light was made." If one were trying to expressely say "and there was light," would "et lux fuit" be an acceptable translation? If not, what would be better?

Thank you all very much in advanced! :)

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