Note: This booklet is now a chapter (with the other seven booklets in the Biblical Studies Series) in Nourishment from the Word.
Defense of six 24 hour days of creation from Scripture and in the context of a reformed theology and against the backdrop of the Framework Hypothesis.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The Argument for Literal, Chronological Days
A. Argument from Primary Meaning
B. Argument from Explicit Qualification
C. Argument from Numerical Prefix
D. Argument from Numbered Series
E. Argument from Coherent Usage
F. Argument from Divine Exemplar
G. Argument from Plural Expression
H. Argument from Unusual Expression
I. Argument from Alternative Idiom
J. Argument from Scholarly Admissions
II. The Problems for Literal, Chronological Days
A. "Genesis 2:4 speaks of the entire creation week as a 'day.'"
B. "Genesis 2:2-3 establishes the seventh day of God's rest, which is
ongoing and not a literal day."
C. "On Day 4 God creates the sun to provide light; but light was created
on Day 1. This shows that the days are not chronologically ordered, but
D. "The parallelism in the triad of days indicates a topical rather than
E. "God employed ordinary, slow providence as the prevailing method of