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  1. Thanks Jeremy, that was a good podcast. I appreciate the openness because Genesis has quite some unexplained portions…..

      • Dan Hartley
        Level: Genesis

        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!

        • Glad to hear it! I would hate it if my voice made people cringe. And yes, the length of the day doesn’t matter. Glad you see this!

  2. Kevin
    Level: Genesis

    “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.

    • Good point. Of course, the word “days” in Genesis 5:5 is plural, so some will argue it is not exactly the same as the use of “yom” in Genesis 1.

  3. Thabani
    Level: Genesis

    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…

  4. Dave
    Level: Genesis

    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?

    • Hmmm. I have not heard this before. I would love to read some on it though… if you have any articles or books you know of which present this idea.

  5. Esther Noel
    Level: Ruth

    I just want to say, “thank God for you!” A perfect example of God bringing light and harmony into the darkness. The darkness is put into it’s proper place and used as as the perfect display for the light. “God is so awesome!”

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