Check the Hebrew word used for "day" so we agree that this term means any appropriate duration as opposed exclusively to a 24 hour duration.
I am very familiar with what the Hebrew text says. My major was Biblical Hebrew.
I will accept what God says over any of man's interpertation's.
God's definition of a day can be found in Genesis
quote:Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
God called the period of light 'day'. God called the period of darkness 'night'. God called the light period ending with evening and the following morning which ended the dark period 'day one'. There is no first in the Hebrew text.
Day one included a light period and a dark period.
The second day had a morning and an evening followed by the ending of the dark period with the morning of the third day.
The word could mean an Age or even half a day, depending.
Not according to God unless you had a very long light period followed by a very long dark period.
Hence if we assume that the 24 hour Earth Day did not exist when the creation story begins, it is fair to infer the duration could be eons long if our context suggsest this to be the case:
You can make all the assumptions your mind desires to make. That does not make your assumption correct.
God defined a day as a light period or a light period and dark period.
3) We find the "seven historical durations" marked in the rocks by various events which record the History of the Earth.
You find a lot of ages in the rocks as the Earth is very, very, very, very old. How old? I believe it has existed for an infinite eternity in some form.
But we read in Genesis about the same events, occurring in the same sequence and time frame but referred to as days.
Genesis 1:2 through Genesis 2:3 does not even talk about creation.
Creation takes place in Genesis 1:1 and the history of that light period which ended at Genesis 1:2 is found in Genesis 2:4 and the following verses, through Genesis 4:24.
Gen. 1:9 And (Father Nature, the first cause), God, said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, (Panthalassa), and let (Pangea/Rodinia), the dry land appear: (composed of the Seven Large Tectonic Plates):
quote:1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
I don't see any mention of 'Father Nature', or the Seven Large Tectonic Plates. I do see where all the dry land was in one place, call it what ever you want. The plates were there but they were not mentioned.
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