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How could there be days in Genesis when the sun was not created until the fourth day?

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Genesis 1:14-18: “And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to Continue reading the story "How could there be days in Genesis when the sun was not created until the fourth day?"

Are Genesis Chapters 1 & 2 contradictory?

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Genesis Chapter 1 is a chronological order of events, starting with the first day of creation and ending on the seventh day of creation.  Each creative event is recorded for each of the Continue reading the story "Are Genesis Chapters 1 & 2 contradictory?"

How long were the days in Genesis?

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Before we begin, please read the article about the word “yom”.  This is one of the Hebrew words for “day,” and it was the word used during the Continue reading the story "How long were the days in Genesis?"

What was the Hebrew word used for “day” in Genesis Chapter 1?

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There are twelve words in Hebrew that can mean “day,” but the word that was used when referring to the days in the Creation week was “yom.”    The Hebrew word Continue reading the story "What was the Hebrew word used for “day” in Genesis Chapter 1?"

How old is the Earth according to the Bible?

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The age of the Earth is important to know, and we can calculate the age by using the Bible.  Generally speaking, from Adam to Abraham, there was a time span of about 2,000 years.  From Abraham to Jesus, there was another 2,000 years.  Finally, from Jesus’ birth to the present, we have another 2,000 years.  Adding all Continue reading the story "How old is the Earth according to the Bible?"

How Long were the Days of Genesis?

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This question can be answered by going back to the original language that Genesis was written in: Hebrew. The Hebrew word for “day” in Genesis Chapter 1 is "yom" (Strong's #3117). We know that in English, day can have multiple meanings even in the same sentence. For example "Back in my father's day, it took 12 days to cross the country in a Continue reading the story "How Long were the Days of Genesis?"