“Six Work Periods and One Rest Period”

The pattern is six work periods and one rest period.

Hugh Ross’ explanation of Exodus 20:11

“For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

According to Ross, the 7 days of the creation week were of unequal and extremely prolonged length. If the analogy is merely 6 to 1 regardless of length then I guess we could work for 6 months and take 1 day of rest. Or maybe better yet, 6 active periods of work for a minute each, and then 1 month of rest. After all, the length of Genesis’ days (I speak as a fool) could be any indeterminate and unequal amount because the text is so opaque.

It really is difficult to interpret the Bible when you have an opposing view that you also hold to and about which you care more than the plain meaning of the words.

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