Re: The 2 different stories of creation in Genesis
Here's the scoop from an Old Earth Creationist:
In Einstienian (sp) physics, it's well proven that time slows as gravity increases. If the rate that time was flowing at the moment of Creation (the Big Bang), never changed, we would be living in the 7th day since creation. IMO, the two accounts are from two different perspectives- the first from God's perspective looking at it from outside of time and space and the second from man's perspective recording what happened in the Aramaic poetic tradition which didn't require that a linear timeline be followed. The term used "and there was a night and a day" is used in the Aramaic poetic tradition not to indicate a 24 hour day, but rather a block of time that had a defined beginning and end but indeterminate length. The Septuagint is written in the Aramaic poetic tradition and unless you have some understanding of that style, can be easily misinterpretted.
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