What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”?
Is it a literal week or a series of time periods?
If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture? In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture.
With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative.
He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God’s intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth.
With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.
- Challenging! Concise!
This content challenged me. The author approached the topic of creation by looking at the Genesis account of it. He made an attempt to interpret the biblical text without letting his own bias get in the way. His observations and conclusions seemed objective. He clearly showed that in his view scripture is authoritative and accurate.
One of the words that he looked at as controversial was the word day or days used in the biblical text. The author John C. Lennox did not try to prove based on biblical text and science the age of the earth/universe.
This book shed light on my understanding of the age of earth debate.