Re: YEC refutation

From: Dick Fischer <>
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 16:33:00 EDT

Shiela wrote:

>The best option, therefore, would be to prove Biblically that the earth is old.

In Job 15:1, Eliphaz asked Job, “Wast thou made before the hills?” Does it seem reasonable that Eliphaz would have used this question of digging sarcasm had he thought the age of the hills and the age of man were virtually the same, varying by a scant five days?

The intent of Eliphaz in Job is confirmed by Habakkuk 3:6. The mountains are described as “everlasting,” the hills are “perpetual.” The Hebrew words ‘ad and ‘owlam mean “long duration,” “ancient,” “forever,” and “continuous existence.”

Does the Bible comment on the earth-age dispute? Consider Ecclesiastes 1:10: “Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.” Could “any thing” include an earth, for example?

Dick Fischer - Genesis Proclaimed Association
Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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