Some Christians argue that the days in Genesis weren’t ordinary days. Now, it’s true the word day can have a variety of meanings. But we always know what a word means based on context. And the context of Genesis one is clear—these were ordinary days.
Whenever the Hebrew word for day appears in the Old Testament with the words evening or morning, with a number, or with night, it always means a twenty-four-hour day. Genesis one has all these modifiers!
People don’t question the length of the days in Genesis because of the text. They do it because they’re trying to add millions of years into the Bible. But we need to allow God’s Word—not man’s word—to be our authority.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.