4. What Does the Text Say?

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“The first thing is that it’s an accurate historical account.” – Steve Boyd, Hebraist at Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion

What is the history of the world according to Genesis?

The author of Genesis presents his material in such a way he is clearly talking about real events. The word ‘day’ in Genesis 1 refers to six normal days; the creation of Adam and Eve refers to the creation of real people; the Fall was a real event; and the Flood was a global deluge.

These events are situated within genealogies which form the structure of Genesis and affirm its historicity. Luke uses the same genealogies to measure the passage of time from Jesus Christ back to the creation of Adam; they show us our faith is founded on real historical people.

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