A matter that weighs heavily between the science world and the biblical world is the meaning of the ?days? of creation in Genesis 1. Are God?s creative days to be taken as long periods of time, eons, or short periods of time, i.e. 24 hours? We will examine the biblical evidence for possibly applying a long-term definition to the word, ?day? in English, yom in Hebrew, and see that in the Bible; it is all a matter of timing. Remember the article by Pinnock; we must not let our long-standing presuppositions fog our objective look at the issue.
After God divided the light from the darkness, ?God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day? (Gen. 1:5). For Moses, was it his intention to convey a day?s period of time in this and succeeding passages in exactly the same measure as a man?s day? Or was a day of God?s time intended, which could contrast as sharply from our measure, as man in the flesh c...