One of the great insights of Judaism was the concept of “creatio ex nihilo”, Creation from Nothing, as first mentioned in 2 Maccabees 7:28. Many people misunderstand this to think it merely means creation in a vacuum, but even a vacuum is not “nothing” – it contains space, time, and the laws of physics. Indeed space and time themselves are created; and thus their creation occurs outside of space and time, as the articles below describe.

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