Re: Interesting contradiction in Genesis...
Tue, 31 Jan 1995 18:21:23

In article <3g7cf7$> (SftwreBuff) writes:
>From: (SftwreBuff)
>Chris Woodward (PSY) ( wrote:

>> If God didn't create the sun until day 4, then how did He keep
>> track of days 1-3 (since a literal day was measured by the sun)?

>One of the common mistakes that we English-speakers make when translating
>anything is to assume that idioms and sayings have the same meaning in all


>In Genesis, Moses saw that God performed a certain amount of labor, or
>perhaps a type of labor. Then, having finished that, God paused and moved
>on to something else. For lack of a better way of explaining this, Moses
>interpreted these breaks as "days". So, in essense, what we read as days,
>was merely seven different work periods, not literal days.

>Keep questioning, though. It's the best way to expand your knowledge.

So how do you interpret the report that on the "seventh day" God rested if
Moses was only finding a convenient way to describe God moving from one type
of labor to the next?

****************> "If you live life fast and dirty, you end up too tired to
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