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      • I listened to your pod cast on the actual six days. You have a great voice, it doesn’t make me cringe, lol. I enjoyed your approach to the idea, and honestly, I really don’t care if it was a day as we know a day or thousands or millions of years, that doesn’t change my opinion that God did it. But I appreciate your approach and I would like to hear more. Great job, keep it up!

  1. “Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.” – Genesis 5:5

    Adam was created on the sixth day. His lifespan included his creation day until death.

  2. Hi, Jeremy

    Wasn’t Moses correcting errors in those ancient creation myths? Did moses ‘borrow’ from these ancient sources or did he set the record straight? Isn’t it possible that enuma elish is a corrupted account of creation and not merely a ficticious fairy tale on the same level as Cinderella?

    I agree that the creation account is a piece of literature/theology which is couched in language which the Hebrews could understand but to put it on the level of a completely imaginary fairy tale like Cinderella creates problems because we cant formulate doctrine on the basis of fairy tales. We cant have a fairytale as the basis of our faith.

    I’m also thinking about the evening-morning motif of days one thru six. That motif is absent from day seven. is there any significance in the omission of this motif on day seven?

    • Great question! I will try to address this question in my Q&A podcast.

      What you say is possible … as long as we do not try to read the account too scientifically, for then it doesn’t match reality.

      As for the “evening and morning” on the seventh day, I will address this when we get to Genesis 2:1-3, but briefly, I believe it is because the seventh day is still ongoing…

  3. Jeremy,

    As you know, the Hebrew terms for evening and morning are, respectively: ‘erev’ and ‘boker.’ I once heard a lecture by a Hebrew scholar who said that when Genesis was originally written, at THAT POINT IN TIME, erev and boker probably didn’t mean evening and morning, and that such semantics for those terms probably weren’t introduced until much, much later. I just wondered what your thoughts are on that. Have you heard that before? Would you agree, disagree, or neither?

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