I have often remarked that the Bible is not a science book. However, after studying the history of science through the theological perspective of the late Fr. Stanley Jaki, I have a better answer.* The Bible absolutely has a scientific worldview beginning in Genesis 1:1 and continuing to Revelation 22:21.
This may seem a trivial point, but the mindset of the Old Testament stood out from all other ancient cultures, particularly the pantheism of the Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks who thought the universe was an animistic god-being. The radically different psychology of the Old Testament held that the universe was a stable and ordered creation separate from — and held in existence by — God, the Creator. In the Hebrew culture the concept of a Creator and of a creation out of nothing with an absolute beginning in time was literally codified in the book of Genesis.
The order and predictability of physical laws gave testimony to the trustworthiness of God. When the Israelites held captive in Babylon hoped for restoration, Jeremiah (33) reminded the people that the same God who orders the day and night promised heirs to David’s throne as “countless as the stars of the heaven, measureless as the sea-sand.” In Psalms 71 the enduring process of nature was proof of God’s enduring rule: “Ageless as sun or moon he shall endure; kindly as the rain that drops on the meadow grass, as the showers that water the earth.” In Wisdom 7 the Creator is the source of all knowledge: “Sure knowledge he has imparted to me of all that is; how the world is ordered, what influence have the elements, how the months have their beginning, their middle, and their ending, how the sun’s course alters and the seasons revolve, how the years have their cycles, the stars their places.” In Wisdom 11 the Lawmaker who rules the cosmos “ordered all things by measure, number, and weight,” an undeniably exacting scientific cosmic outlook.
Also notice, what we call “science” and “religion” were united, an intrinsically comprehensive psychology of truth that was later confirmed in the New Testament when Christ, the Logos, revealed that He is the Creator become man.
The next time someone quips that the Bible has nothing to say about science, point out that the ancient worldview of the Bible is the worldview demanded by modern science since its beginning and still today — a view that expects the world to be ordered, predictable, and stable so that its mysteries can be measured, quantified, and discovered. Modern science needs these conversations more than ever.
*Chapter 7 of Science and Creation, “The Beacon of the Covenant.”