Not sure where to post this but:
It is impossible to precisely describe the physical universe in human language. Scientists have invented new forms of mathematics to describe what they discover. Newton’s laws of physics have become useful approximations but not absolute truth. Why would we expect to be able to precisely define far greater infinite truths in human language?
The bible uses metaphor and hyperbole so literal interpretations can lead to conclusions that contradict each other. Rather than argue which is precisely correct it would be better to treat each as a metaphor or approximation of one facet of a truth the whole of which is beyond human definition. Again, look at science. Light seems to travel in waves and also seems to travel in particles. Both theories have practical uses. Neither is entirely correct or completely wrong.
Theologians of all people should show more humility. When speaking of the infinite, we have little appropriate vocabulary. Even words like before and after have no meaning when speaking of the infinite - all that exists outside of time.
Years ago I read a quote but don’t remember who was being quoted: “To me there is no more frightening sight than a good man who thinks he is absolutely right.”