Since the acceptance of the General Theory of Evolution and its need for large amounts of time, many Biblical scholars have made attempts to change the "normal" reading of the Genesis narrative concerning the Creation. This paper proposes that the way one is to read, understand, and Interpret the Biblical text Is to use the same rules and regulations by which the text was originally written.

These rules and regulations will be called "the normative hermeneutic" and will be defined and used to examine the Day-Age Theory. When the goal of the normative hermeneutic is in mind then it 1s called the Grammatico-Historical Method.


Hermeneutics, creationism


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