The ‘Days’ of Creation in Genesis
The question of whether the six days of creation were actual 24-hour periods of time or only symbolic representations of millions of years has been debated for centuries. In this article, Dr. Hasel discusses the historical background and literary nature of the creation account and looks at a variety of contemporary interpretations. He presents ten considerations which support the concept of a literal creation week with seven consecutive, 24-hour days, concluding that the author of Genesis 1 could not have produced more comprehensive and all-inclusive ways to express the idea of a literal “day” than the ones that were chosen.
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