Within the biblical community, the Genesis creation controversy is a significant issue. The creation story is primarily interpreted within the framework of four main ideas: traditional young-Earth creation theology, gap theology, day-age theology, and literary interpretations. When analyzed against scripture and firm scientific evidence, each explanation has its strengths and significant weaknesses. A key point of contention is the age of the heavens and Earth. Are they billions of years old or where they created in 4004 BC? The author presents a new translation of Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 based on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. When correctly interpreted, Genesis easily agrees with solid scientific evidence in regard to time. The author leads the reader on a no-holds-barred search for truth which identifies: (1) Faulty ideas that have influenced teaching of the creation account for the past twenty-three hundred years. (2) An ancient document, accepted by most biblical scholars, that has hindered a proper explanation of Genesis. (3) Nine key verbs, improperly explained, that seriously distort the creation story. In a clear, step-by-step fashion the author strips away past error and develops a credible translation and explanation of the Genesis creation story unparalleled in the study of biblical origins.
Author: J. Gene White Publisher: Sunnybrooke Publications Published: 04/10/2016 Pages: 294 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.87lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.62d ISBN: 9780692678206