In my last post, we looked at the timing of creation events from the perspective of science. We saw that the scientific data indicate that the universe is 13.7 billion years old and the earth is 4.5 billion years old. In this post we are going to look at the view from the Bible.
There is disagreement among conservative Christian theologians about the meaning of the â€œdaysâ€ in the creation account of Genesis 1-2:3. There are four main interpretations: the 24-hour day view, the day/age view, the literary framework view and the Walton view. These differences stem in part from ambiguity about the meaning of the Hebrew word for â€œdayâ€, yom, which can mean a 24-hour day, the period of daylight or a long period of time. There is also disagreement about the meaning of the Hebrew word for â€œcreateâ€ (bara). [Read more…] about Timing of Creation Events â€“ The View from the Bible