from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Day; -- a Hebrew word used in the names of various Jewish feast days.


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  • Giving an example, he said that some faculty members believe that the Hebrew word yom (day) should be seen in Genesis as a literal 24-hour day. News - Top Stories

  • The biblical exegete professor says that the Hebrew word "yom" when preceded by a number (1, 2 or 6) refers to a 24 hour cycle of the earth.


  • But then, I never had a problem with the idea that "yom" - the Hebrew word for "day" - can't also mean "eon," meaning that our observable universe was created in the space of six eons, each eon lasting... what's the current estimate?

    Pen-Elayne on the Web

  • Personally, I think the hovering of the Holy Spirit recorded in Genesis 1 provides a physical foundation of a potentially literal "yom" that can be billions of years long, removing the need for both symbolism and unfounded interpretations for the Hebrew word 'yom'.

    Take Those Days Literally!

  • Furthermore, in the Exodus 20: 11 passage, Moses speaks of the seventh day ( "yom") to be observed every week as the Sabbath, and in the same breath says this is because everything was created in six yoms with God resting on the seventh.

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • I am often puzzled by the YEC insistance of a creation "yom" having to be 24-hours, when defining a day as sundown to sundown never results in precisely a 24 hour day March 21 and September 21 probably come closest though. 6 months of the year, a yom measures a little more and 6 months it's a little less.

    Take Those Days Literally!

  • But since in doesn't always have a specific 24-hr limit, he believes he can take a non-literal meaning of 'yom' in Genesis 1.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • We believe that the "yom" of Genesis I may be interpreted either

    Reasons to Believe -

  • April 2007 (EDT)::: Yes, '' yom '' can be read as an indefinite period of time.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • And '' yom '' '' 'cannot' '' mean an indefinite period of time when (a) used with a number (first day, second day, six days), (b) used with

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]


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