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Creation, Space, & Time.

Tim Challies runs one of the few blogs that I visit on a regular basis. I almost always benefit from his writings and links. He recently did a post on the age of the earth and explained one of the main reasons that he is a young earth creationist. Since I am an old earth […]

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Justin Taylor over at The Gospel Coalition posted some creation thoughts last week that cause quite the firestorm. I am late to the conversation, but I thought I’d add to it anyway. I think that some of the objections are off-base simply because they have misread what Justin was trying to do. So before I […]

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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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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 1

Was the First Week the First Week? John Collins, who was the Old Testament chair on the translation committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible notes that “The normal use of the perfect in the opening of a pericope is to designate an event that took place before the main storyline got underway.” […]

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Ham vs Nye – Post Mortem

Introduction I have only seen parts of the debate, so my comments are admittedly provisional. I wasn’t expecting a lot out of the debate since neither Ham nor Nye are scholars in fields relevant to the debate topic. They are both popularizers, so on that mark they are equals. On the whole I think that […]

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Nye-Ham Debate

I saw this a few days ago and I thought I’d say a few things about it. First some background of where I am coming from. I grew up in reading a lot from organizations like Answers in Genesis and ICR. I was encouraged to seek the intellectual side of my faith from many of the scientists […]

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Psalm 8:4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 2 Chron 6:18 Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you Job 11:7  “Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? Job 23:16 […]

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