Why does the Torah write "va'Yhi Or", and not "va'Yhi Chen" as it does on the other days (except for on the sixth day, as we will explain)?


Da'as Zekeinim, Rosh: On the contrary, Yehi Or" is more accurate, and the reason that it writes "va'Yhi Chen" on the other days is because, since the creations then were more extensive, it would have had to elaborate (and the Torah always presents the shortest possible Lashon); whereas " va'Yhi Or" is no longer than " va'Yhi Chen".


Rashbam: Because it came to light up the darkness described in the previous Pasuk.

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