Another interesting thing I found in a JOT article I was reading about ANE cosmology.
The discussion was over the decision of where to put a section break. The Jewish textual tradition puts it between 2:3 and 2:4 instead of splitting verse 4 as some modern interpreters advise based on arguments from textual criticism. If you follow the traditional division, there is some salient numerology.
It seems to me that just the existence of such careful and intentional playing with numbers throws doubt on the argument we hear a lot that Genesis 1 is a straightforward narrative intended to record facts of natural history. Who relates facts that way? It seems clear to me that the text was designed to be very sacred, which makes the ideas some people have put out there that it was perhaps intended to be used ritually or liturgically to commemorate the inauguration of God’s cosmic temple more plausible.