The vocabulary and grammar of the biblical creation describe a period of seven-literal 24-hour days – unanimously affirmed by ancient Jewish and Ante-Nicene Christian commentators. Nevertheless, a God-plus-evolution myth has arisen offering an alternative interpretation of the biblical creation. The ideas range from each day being a long indefinite era of time to the Genesis account merely being a literary framework with no bearing to reality. This study seeks to prove that the seven days of creation were literal-24 days by considering: The delimiting use of a number in front of the Hebrew word “yom” (day); the literal use of numbers in the Bible, the language and the grammar of Genesis one and two, and the value of literary genre.
Creationism, creation, language, God, evolution, myth
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"The Language of Creation: Confronting the God Plus Evolution Myth,"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 7, Article 26.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/icc_proceedings/vol7/iss1/26