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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. More Aligned Than You Think? This essay is not about the seven days here we will assume that the "days" are allegorical ; this is about what Genesis says happened on each of those seven days of creation.
I think you may find the results quite astounding. This is not the first time this has been attempted, but this is a shorter and more readable version. It has been reviewed by a prominent rabbi and a prominent professor of biological, geological, and earth sciences.
Historians say the Old Testament of the Bible, including Genesis, is an anthology of literature taken from poems, songs, oral stories and ancient scrolls.
It was written mostly in Hebrew over many centuries by many people, including Hebrew scholars, various scribes, and others.
The religious interpretation, according to the Bible, says Genesis was written by Moses as directed by God. Either way, it was written over years ago. Below are listed the seven days of creation, day by day, and what happened according to Genesis in the Old Testament.
With each day we examine how it corresponds with current scientific information. In this comparison, the seven days are not important; it is the description of what took place on each day, and in what order, that is relevant.
First day -- 15 billion to 4. At some point in the history of time between, 9 and 15 billion years ago, the origins of the universe began.
There was absolutely nothing but emptiness, when suddenly an infinitely hot and dense spot called the singularity appeared. From that spot there was an unimaginable gigantic explosion, called the Big Bang, and within less than a fraction of a second, the entire universe was formed.
This was the start of everything that exists -- matter, energy, time and every atom that was ever created. The sun and earth itself were estimated to have been formed about 4.
This is the accepted scientific explanation for the start of the universe. The great mystery is how that hot, dense spot called the singularitythe first thing in the emptiness, the start of the universe, got there?
Science tells that some unimaginable power must have put it there because from it came everything that exists in the universe. Some scientists just say "an unimaginable power" put it there, while others give a name to "that unimaginable power": The greatest living astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, "Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative Purpose as First Cause.
Because of the laws these same scientists have discovered, there is absolutely no way to tell what made it happen. Whatever you choose is an act of pure faith. During the Big Bang, electrons caused very small packets of light making the whole universe glow.
The sun was formed 4. So the start of the universe and then the start of the sun and Earth on the first day of Genesis definitely coincide with contemporary science.
Second day -- 4. Water-rich asteroids and protoplanets collided with prehistoric earth, bringing water. Later, gaseous emissions from volcanoes added additional water. This occurred approximately 4. Clouds formed and enormous amounts of water fell on the earth.The “Fall” - A Second Look A Literary Analysis of Genesis While many of the issues in the science-religion debate are important for the Christian faith, this ancient Israelite story will not address those twentieth-century issues directly.
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Is Genesis poetry / figurative, a theological argument (polemic) and thus not history? Critique of the Framework Hypothesis. by Dr Don Batten, Dr David Catchpoole, Dr Jonathan D. Sarfati and Dr Carl Wieland. Published: 30 November (GMT+10).
1 A Commentary on the Story of Creation (Genesis - RSV) The opening chapters of the Bible are essential for our understanding of the rest of.