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Author Topic:   Contradictions: Hint that Genesis 1 and 2 are Allegorical
NoNukes
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Message 64 of 100 (743655)
12-02-2014 11:56 PM
Reply to: Message 55 by ICANT
12-02-2014 2:39 AM


Re: Genesis 1 and 2
I determined the day the heavens and the earth began to exist as a light period, because of God's definition of a light period as a day in Genesis 1:5.

This light period in which the heavens and earth began to exist had ended prior to Genesis 1:2 as darkness was over the face of the earth.

Genesis 2:4 plainly says day and not night. So God created the heavens and the earth in a light period.

More correctly it says day, and is silent about night. There is no denial of night or darkness. This is noteworthy because each of six creation 'days' is described as consisting of an evening and a morning.

It's been pointed out to you before that your logic fails on this point and that you have no basis for making a 'determination'. Just as is the case with our common usage i.e. the seven days in a week OR farming during the day, each day can refer to 1) only the light period of a single day/night cycle, or 2) the combined day and night period making up a cycle, or 3) any period of time starting at any instant and equal to the day and night period.

In short, the word day is clearly used in the text in ways other than what you are calling the definition. In fact the term 'day' is in two different ways within verse 1:5. The capitalized usage is for a light period, while the lower cased usage is for the combined period. Now let's see if there is any reason to pick out a particular usage for Gen 2:4. Hmm, no caps so perhaps we mean, a day/night cycle? Maybe.

Other than supporting what appears to be a bad reading of Genesis, there is no reason to assume that the term day as used in Genesis means a light period, with the sole exception of those places where that usage is explicit.

I will make an assumption here that God was explaining how things happened in the beginning and up until God was visiting with him on the Mount

Well at least the text does not contradict you on that particular assumption.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


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