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Those who hold a Day-Age view of creation (such as astrophysicist Hugh Ross) maintain the Hebrew word “yom” used in Genesis 1 and translated into English as “day” can also be literally translated as a long, yet definite, period of time. Based on this alternative definition of the Hebrew word “yom“, Day-Age Creationists believe that instead of referring to 24-hour days, each “yom” referenced in Genesis 1 refers to a long period of time which renders a date for creation that is consistent with the findings of scientists that the universe is about 13.7 billion years old and the earth about 4.6 billion years old.

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