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Days? or Ages? The Genesis Question

A Layman Looks at Creation's Calendar

by Jerry Harmon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/18/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781512726633
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781512726640
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781512726626

About the Book

Days? or Ages? offers a fresh look at a centuries-old debate. Does the Bible say creation was accomplished within one week of time beginning a few thousand years ago, or over countless millennia beginning millions or even billions of years in the distant past? Opinions abound from biblical scholars, scientists and laypeople alike, and achieving a clear perspective can be difficult at best.

This work summarizes a thorough examination of Genesis 1, including relevant passages from other parts of the Bible, all in plain, straightforward language. Rather than begin with assumptions, as so many opinions do, and from there select and interpret scriptures in such a way as to support a given view; this work instead first provides a detailed examination of what Scripture itself appears to reveal—all Scripture that bears on the issue—and then examines what one might reasonably conclude. Although written by a layman, it draws from a wealth of scholarly works by some of the world’s leading theologians and other learned professionals.

Whatever one’s opinion might be, this thesis will be informative reading and a significant resource to help clear away some of the clouds of mystery surrounding one of the Bible’s most challenging subjects.

About the Author

The author can make no claim to be a biblical scholar with impressive degrees suffixed to his name, and his background as an author lies instead with occasional writing of technical documents and construction specifications. After college he launched his career as a construction professional on a missile complex at Cape Kennedy, and from there transitioned to Atlanta where he continued to pursue a career managing heavy industrial and commercial construction projects. Following semi-retirement from construction, he developed a passion for Old Testament study, which ultimately led to this Genesis project and writing.