Why Six Days?

Why did God choose to use six as the number of days in creation, and follow it by a day of rest? This pattern of six followed by a seventh is repeated in several places in the Old Testament. Dr. Marks proposes that the view held since the earliest days of Christianity is still true today: God is communicating to us something He wants us to know.

Another argument for a literal interpretation of the word "day" in the creation account is the calendar week. The majority of our calendar is based on astronomical events. The day is the length of time it takes for the Earth to revolve once on its axis. The month is the length of time required for the moon to orbit the Earth. And the years is based on the how long it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun. In contrast, the week is not based on any astronomical event, but rather the creation as described in the Bible.

God states that the creation took place during seven ordinary days. In Exodus 20:11: when God inscribes the 10 Commandments on tablets of stone for Moses He says: "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

It is from the creation week and the day of rest that God proclaimed, that we get our 7-day work week. God defined the creation time periods as "days", and likewise instructed us to rest after 6 days as He did.

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

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