I am not discussing how many hours were in the day Created ending in Ge 1:5, nor the other six (6) days. I am asking "How much time lapsed between Ge 1:1 and 1:5.<quoted text>
Oxbow, It reads seven literal 24 hr days. The 7th day God rested creating the Sabbath.
The genealogies are given so we can find the line Jesus would come from, but can also be used to count the aprox date of creation.
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How long were the days of Genesis?
Ge 1:1 and 1:2 are not in anyway part of the first day creation.
The Bible begins with the creation of the universe: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1 NIV).
This single verse describes the actual transformation of invisible energy into all of the fundamental physical matter (as summed up in Albert Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation) that would be formed into stars, planets and everything else - including us. Scientists now estimate that the great event took place approximately 15 billion years ago.
The next verse (1:2)describes the earth after its creation, long after the creation of the universe: "Now the earth was [or became] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters" (Genesis 1:2 NIV). Scientists estimate the age of the earth to be about 5 billion years old - leaving an estimated 10 billion years between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.