reply to post by harrisjohns
"...if you look at Genesis the Creation events outlined happen in almost exactly the same order as accepted by Science today (just over a much
shorter time-scale!) which indicates to me that the ancients knew more than we give them credit for...."
Do you REALLY believe that nonsense you wrote above?
Do you REALLY believe that the EARTH and its SEAS and its VEGETATION and GRASS and HERBS existed BEFORE the SUN, the MOON and the STARS as it states
in Bereshth chapter 1?
י וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לַיַּבָּשָׁה אֶרֶץ, וּלְמִקְוֵה הַמַּיִם קָרָא יַמִּים;
וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 10
And Elohim named the dry land Eretz, and the gathering together of the waters he named the Seas; and Elohim saw that it was good.
יא וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, תַּדְשֵׁא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, עֵץ
פְּרִי עֹשֶׂה פְּרִי לְמִינוֹ, אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 11
And Elohim said: 'Let Eretz bring forth grass, and herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon
ha-aretz .' And so it happened.
יב וַתּוֹצֵא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, לְמִינֵהוּ, וְעֵץ
עֹשֶׂה-פְּרִי אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ, לְמִינֵהוּ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 12
And ha-aretz brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and Elohim
saw that it was good.
יג וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם שְׁלִישִׁי. [פ] 13
And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
יד וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין
הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים.
And Elohim said: 'Let there be lights in the Dome (Heb. Re'qiak, lit. 'bowl') of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for
signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
טו וְהָיוּ לִמְאוֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהָאִיר עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן.
and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon ha-aretz.' And it was so.
טז וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים: אֶת-הַמָּאוֹר
הַגָּדֹל, לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם, וְאֶת-הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת
הַלַּיְלָה, וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים. 16
Then Elohim created the two great Lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; then he also made the stars too.
Are you saying the pre-literate priests of YHWH who sang this hymn at their 'New Year for Trees' Festival (hence trees bearing fruit in the center
of the poem) in Gen chapter 1:1 to 2:4a got the Order of Creation scientifically right?
Didn't they teach you about photo-synthesis at School when you were young?