New Defender's Study Bible Notes
45:7 create darkness. God did not create light, for He is light! It was the primeval darkness that He created, in order to have a division between day and night.
45:7 create evil. “Evil,” as used here, refers to evil of a physical nature (e.g., storms), not moral evil.
45:9 potsherd. That is, “broken fragment of pottery.”
45:12 even my hands. This is a clear statement of direct creation (not indirect, through some evolutionary process)—of the earth, of man, of the heavens, and all their host (both stars and angels).