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B414:  You cannot use a word figuratively (yom=ages) until after you have used it literally (day=day)


Edited by Greg Neyman



Hebrew language rules state that you cannot use a word figuratively until after it is used literally.  Thus, "day" in Genesis 1 must equal a real, 24-hour day


Source:  Numerous sources





  1. We have found no such rule in the Hebrew.  It apparently is a rule invented by young earth creationist scholars to support their particular interpretation (anyone with info on this rule, please email to



For more Reading:


Yom article section

Word Study: Yom



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