Greetings to all
So be it. What is a Day?
3117 yowm yome from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to
the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):--age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance),
daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as
(... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at
other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.
The Genesis Account of Creation/Recreation utilizes the noted term YOWM, which the translators affixed the English term DAY to in their Translation
for Jolly King James.
What does the meaning of a "Day" matter how it is applied today?
The important matter revolves around the Original Text and the application that those chosen terms had at the time. As one can clearly see, YOWM means
various things and today, it still means all of those various things. Nothing has been changed since then. It is the manner inwhich it is used that
affixes the appropriate span of time.
Today, I can say, I spent the YOWM trying to note the stupidity of some who assume GOD created the Universe in 144 Hours.
The Yowm of the Dinosaur was spanned of Millions of Years.
In One case, I am speaking of my waking hours today, and this would reflect a 12-14 Hours period of time. Depends on how exhausted I feel later...
The other covers an AGE, or ERA, which has nothing to do with periods of time that are recorded in 24 hour segments
Same word, different meanings.
Next, it would be a useful thing understanding the BIBLE is quite clear about time, and if the effort was put forth to learn, people could realize
this, rather than spewing false information and suggesting outrageous fictions as fact.
An ATS Thread from the past covers this quite well.
Its here so people can learn these things and discuss them.
And there are many previous Threads that have spoken to this matter here for review, and revival. We do have a Search Engine.