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Analogical Day View – Summary

This is my last post on the analogical day view. There is a lot that is still unsaid, but I should wrap up sometime, and the time has come. This post just kind of summarizes what I’ve said so far. In dealing with an ancient text like Genesis, it is important to show some humility. […]

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I am continuing my presentation of the Analogical Day View. We have seen the many temple texts reflect creation. We have seen that many creation texts reflect the temple. We have even seen many connections in Genesis 1-2 specifically to the later tabernacle/temple. Someone could recognize all of these elements but wonder why the days […]

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Genesis 1-2 as a Temple Text

I am continuing my presentation of the Analogical Day View in this post by looking specifically at Genesis 1-2. We have seen that in the ANE in general & Israel specifically, the temples were seen as a kind of microcosm. If that is the case, then perhaps we would expect that the Jews also interpreted it […]

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The Temple / Creation Link

In my last post I argued that temples, both for the culture in general and Israel in particular, were viewed as a kind of microcosm – a miniature representation of creation.To further strengthen that observation, I’d like to explore two more angles: First, I’d like to briefly consider how the Jews themselves interpreted many of […]

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Temples as Microcosms

Review I have been posting a number of thoughts that I find relevant to the debate on the right understanding of Genesis 1. So by way of review, in my first post I affirmed 1) my love and admiration for my young earth creationism (henceforth YEC) brothers, 2) my commitment to the grammatico-historical method of interpretation, 3) […]

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Not the Intended Use

I am committed to the inerrancy of Scripture. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy states that, “Holy Scripture, being God’s own Word, written by men prepared and superintended by His Spirit, is of infallible divine authority in all matters upon which it touches.” In the affirmation and denial section, article 12, it further states: WE […]

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Time Tensions Part 5

There are Time Tensions with Science This is the last “time tensions” post I will do before moving on to discuss more positively the Analogical Day View. I saved this for last because I consider it almost irrelevant to my position. The Analogical Day View does not hing on science, it is based on the […]

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Time Tensions – Part 4

Tsamach – “grow” (Gen 2:5, 9) Chapter 2 is describing the 6th day of creation. One of the textual indicators that this day is longer than 24 hrs is the kind of things that are here described. Verse 5 is in the perfect which, at the beginning of a pericope, typically indicates background material. In […]

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Time Tensions – Part 3

The Sixth Day – General Activities On the sixth day, God created animals. We are not told how that happened whether slow or fast. Presumably it was fast (possibly immediate). God also created man. If there is anything to the order from chapter one, then man was created after the animals. We are told more about […]

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Time Tensions – Part 2

The 6th Day The Dryness of the Land The reason given in this verse for God not creating or planting the plants is that it was too dry. There was no rain. On the first day, God created light. On the second day he separated the waters below from the waters above. On the third […]

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