A SCIENTIFICALLY SAVVY, THEOLOGICALLY ASTUTE, SCRIPTURALLY FAITHFUL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”? Are the seven days a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture? With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God’s intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth.