On account of a debate in other threads, I developed the question:
What is meant by "the universe" in Scripture?
In looking for the Hebrew word translated as "universe," this site said that the word is olam.
Therefore, I searched for the meaning of olam, and I found this site:
The eastern mind is not obsessed with time as the western mind is. Anyone who has lived and worked in the near or Middle East knows that they are event oriented rather than time oriented as we westerners. Their lives are not ruled by the clock. The tenses in Hebrew and Arabic and as well in the Greek are not primarily concerned with time but rather flow or type of action.
Needless to say, this opens the doors for questions and further study. But right now I'd just like to open the floor to anyone who has any input themselves to put into this.