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The apples of gold are the secrets held within the silver dish of the Torah Text.Thousands of years ago we learned that there are subtleties in the Text that expand the meaning way beyond its simple reading. Natural History and Human History There are early Jewish sources that tell us that the Bible’s calendar is in two-parts (even predating Leviticus Rabba which goes back almost 1500 years and says it explicitly).This ancient commentary was finalized long before Hubble was a gleam in his great-grandparent's eye.So there's no possibility of Hubble or any other modern scientific data influencing these concepts.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.Whereas, data from the Hubble telescope or from the land based telescopes in Hawaii, indicate the age at about 15 billion years. There is another possible approach that also agrees with the ancient commentators’ description of God and nature. But what is available is to look at how science has changed its picture of the world, relative to the unchanging picture of the Torah.After 3000 years of arguing, science has come to agree with the Torah.Starting from Rosh Hashanah How long ago did the "beginning" occur?
But 1500 years ago, what's the problem with 6 days for an infinitely powerful God? So when the Sages excluded these six days from the calendar, and said that the entire text is parable, it wasn't because they were trying to apologize away what they'd seen in the local museum. The fact is that a close reading of the text makes it clear that there's information hidden and folded into layers below the surface.
Universe with a Beginning In 1959, a survey was taken of leading American scientists.
Among the many questions asked was, "What is your concept of the age of the universe?
Two-thirds of the scientists gave the same answer: "Beginning? Aristotle and Plato taught us 2400 years ago that the universe is eternal.
Oh, we know the Bible says 'In the beginning.' That's a nice story, but we sophisticates know better. In 1965, Penzias and Wilson discovered the echo of the Big Bang in the black of the sky at night, and the world paradigm changed from a universe that was eternal to a universe that had a beginning.