2022 by Rabbi Dr. Zvi Aviner



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 How Long Is a Day of CREATION? 

Know your CREATOR, know yourself and know the difference



In our quest to study the IDOLATRY Commandment

We went to Moses’ Ten Commandments,

Where the idols are defined as “Other ELKM”

meaning anything a person  might worship beside


To find out who ELKM is, we went to Genesis Chapter One

where ELKM is defined as the “BUILDER” and a “JUDGE.”

Who  follows the Absolute Truth.


If so, we’ve said, the story of Genesis must be true,

Since otherwise,  it would negate the meaning of the Name.

So, is the story true?


We’ve already shown that Genesis can’t be counted

among all the Bronze Age myths told in Moses’ time.


Now we ask: Could Genesis match our Science?

Having identified ELHM’s ways, we now ask:

 How long was a Day of CREATION?



1: How old is Creation?


Kabbalah’s calculation



 Science says, that the Universe is 13.7 billion years old,

starting with a Big Bang. The ancient Greek  saiid the age is Infinite.

What does Moses say?


According to the Torah,

the murder of Abel by Cain occurred 5782 years ago.

a number that is often used as the Universe’ age.


In  fact, the number 5782 does not cover Chapter One,

that describes the Six Days.


Kabbalah says, that Chapter One should be counted separately.

An ancient Kabbalah, recorded by Rabbi H. Abulafia (13th century AD)

the age of the World is calculated  from Psalm 90, as follows:


Composed by Moses, rather than David, Psalm 90 says:

“For our thousand years

are like one day in your eyes.” 

Hence “One Day of the CREATOR” equals 1000 our years,

and One Year of the CREATOR equals 350,000 our years (350×1000)


Since another kabala source teaches that

6000  CREATOR’S Years equal One  Day of CREATION,

it comes out that

A Day of CREATION Equals 6000×350,000=2.1 billion human years.

 Six Days OF CREATION equal 2.1 x 6 = 12.6 billion human years


Another kabbala   calculation comes out with 15 billion human yeas

Hence the average age of the Universe is 13-14 billion years,

Very close to the age that science says.



2. The Length of a Day 

Supported by the Text



The Torah’s text itself suggests,

that a Day of CREATION is a STAGE  

in the history of the World.



  At the end of the First Day, it says:

“And ELoKiM saw that it is good, and

it was evening and it was morning,

 one Day.” 


The Torah calls the first Day  – a Day, 

despite the fact that the Sun and the Moon

would appear regularly much later, on the Fourth Day



The First Day is called ‘One Day’ instead of ‘Day One.’

while all other Days are called in their proper numerical names

,as Day Two, Day Three and so on.


It shows that the Torah defines here

the length of ‘One Day’ of CREATION.

as the time it took CREATION advanced from the ‘Beginning’

to see in it “Chaos, Matter, Abyss, Light and Water.”


That length could be 2.1 billion human years,

as Kabbalah calculates.


Thus, a Day of CREATION refers to an era,

a phase in World’s history.

On the average, it lasted 2.1 billion human years.

Certainly, it was NOT our one day.


So far, Moses’ Story CAN be matched with science

something you can’t do with any of the myths of his time.


Can we also match the rest of Genesis with Science?



 Read also: “Genesis Vs. Science, Can They Match?” By Zvi Aviner, at www.smashwords.com






 let’s ask, how long could a Day of CREATION be?