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In the closing speech that Moses makes to the people, he says if you want to see the fingerprint of God in the universe, "consider the days of old, the years of the many generations" (Deut.

32:7) Nachmanides, in the name of Kabbalah, says, "Why does Moses break the calendar into two parts ― 'The days of old, and the years of the many generations?

We have a clock that begins with Adam, and the six days are separate from this clock. That might seem like a modern rationalization, if it were not for the fact that Talmudic commentaries 1500 years ago, brings this information.

In the Midrash (Vayikra Rabba 29:1), an expansion of the Talmud, all the Sages agree that Rosh Hashanah commemorates the soul of Adam, and that the Six Days of Genesis are separate. Because time is described differently in those Six Days of Genesis.

It's obvious that we have to dig deeper to get the information out.

The idea of having to dig deeper is not a rationalization. 2) tells us that from the opening sentence of the Bible, through the beginning of Chapter Two, the entire text is given in parable form, a poem with a text and a subtext.

That means the text of the Bible itself (3300 years ago), the translation of the Torah into Aramaic by Onkelos (100 CE), the Talmud (redacted about the year 500 CE), and the three major Torah commentators.

There are many, many commentators, but at the top of the mountain there are three, accepted by all: Rashi (11th century France), who brings the straight understanding of the text, Maimonides (12th century Egypt), who handles the philosophical concepts, and then Nachmanides (13th century Spain), the earliest of the Kabbalists.

" Now, in 1959, astronomy was popular, but cosmology ― the deep physics of understanding the universe ― was just developing.

The response to that survey was recently republished in Scientific American ― the most widely read science journal in the world.

Deeper into the Text In trying to understand the flow of time here, you have to remember that the entire Six Days is described in 31 sentences.

The Six Days of Genesis, which have given people so many headaches in trying to understand science vis-a-vis the Bible, are confined to 31 sentences!

When we add up the generations of the Bible, we come to 5700-plus years. God could have put the fossils in the ground and juggled the light arriving from distant galaxies to make the world appear to be billions of years old. God being infinite could have made the world that way. In trying to resolve this apparent conflict, it's interesting to look historically at trends in knowledge, because absolute proofs are not forthcoming.

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