Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 8, 2016

Yom

Yom is a biblical Hebrew word that can mean ‘day’.

“And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.”  Genesis 1:5

“And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.”  Genesis 1:8

“And there was evening, and there was morning – the third day.”  Genesis 1:13

These are very poor translations.  Trying to squeeze creation into six literal 24 hour days is patently absurd.  Genesis 1 should use the English word ‘age’ or ‘epoch’.  This author’s opinion is that these ‘days’ or yoms were 7,000 years apiece.  Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom

Seven 7,000 year ‘days’ of creation is 49,000 years, plus a 1,000 year ‘day’ for Jubilee makes 50,000 years.  Before this time was a large indeterminate amount of time noted here:  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

This statement covers a time before the six ‘days’ of creation.


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