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Originally posted by BadMojo
The Bible also explains God's definition of a "day" within Pslams and II Peter as I previously stated. Mind you, I haven't used Strong's Concordance to determine whether or not the same terms were used for "day" in the instances in Genesis and the verses I mentioned. If you have one handy, I would be much obliged for the help...
Originally posted by Wisdumb
A thousand years is like a day to God
It took 6000 years....1000 he rested
the earth is 7-8 thousand years old.
Carbon dating says lava JUST made is millions of years old so ...dumb
Originally posted by saint4God
I don't think the earth is 6,000 years old. I don't find any evidence Biblically or scientifically that suggests it. I've heard the reasoning behind the 6,000 date as a chronological progession in Genesis but I think it makes too many assumptions.
Originally posted by sjn240785
In the first book of the bible (genesis) it says the earth was created in six days and rested on the seventh, but how can this be if the concept of light (the sun) was created after the earth was created? how can their be "days" without the sun?
Originally posted by Wisdumb
Yeah it was created in 6 thousand years....for all we know it was 4000 or 7000 years later that jesus was born so there ya go...But flood history is 4000 years ago or so so Ide guess 10-13 thousand years old...
Originally posted by SomewhereinBetween
Time for unveiling the next line of thinking is required.
Obviously everyone is caught up with a day being that of 24 hours or the period between the rising of the sun.
We do take much for granted with subliminally applying what we know as opposed to what we read.
Originally posted by St Udio
* i.e. at the very beginning, 'time' (Day 1) was created
* therefore time=day is not merely a construct of humans, but a constituent part of the material universe.
* time=day, has an characteristic of a wave action or an oscillation (recall the light-+-darkness analogy)
and is not a series of connected points which we concieve as a 'arrow of time' or a linear procession like a ray of light...
no sir ree, G-d explained that 'time' which was coded as 'day'
was equivelent to a yin-yang process, a wave, an oscillation...
Units of time have been agreed upon to quantify the duration of events and the intervals between them. Regularly recurring events and objects with apparently periodic motion have long served as standards for units of time - such as the apparent motion of the sun across the sky, the phases of the moon, the swing of a pendulum.
Originally posted by Zipdot
I really don't see how you are arriving at this conclusion. What do you mean by "time=day"? Please explain again. A day is 24 hours.
We are all aware of the division of time into units. One such unit is the "day," which is 24 hours long. It is relative to a number of things, such as the Earth's rotation around the sun, or the number of vibrations of a Cesium atom, but even without these relative mile-markers, without extensive "rationalization" such as that above, or massive re-interpretation of various Bible passages, there is no reason to think that a "day" in the Bible is not "a day" to the person writing or reading the Bible (i.e., *24 hours*).
I think it's great that a person can read a book like the Bible and, at a whim, interpret sections as they please while taking other portions at their absolute face value. It's fantastic that the Bible can be all things to all....
[edit on 6/30/2005 by Zipdot]