Literal Days of Creation

Did God really make everything in six days? Are the days of creation equal to thousands of years? The Hebrew word for day, is “Yom” (יוֹם), and it consistently means a literal day through the bible, so it never equals anything else. The word “Yom” doesn’t change meaning in Gen 1:14 when the sun, moon, and stars were created on day four. Some believers interpret the days as thousands of years and others even suggest each day is two billion years. They are trying to syncretize the bible with naturalism, which is a secular alternative to creation, that denies God’s creative supernatural ability. Scripture doesn’t fit with the billions of years model. One would have to say the earth took billions of years to rotate back then and then sped up to 24 hours sometime afterward. Is that even compatible with what the biblical authors believed?

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Israelites were NOT enslaved for 400/430 years

Many people believe the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for 400 years based on what is written in Genesis 15:13 or 430 years based on what it says in Exodus 12:40. However, the Israelites couldn’t have been enslaved in Egypt for 400 or 430 years. The issue is that these numbers conflict with the math in the story and in actuality they couldn’t have been in Egypt for more than 350 years maximum.

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