© 2022 by Rabbi Dr. Zvi Aviner




Is Genesis Compatible with Science?

(Ultra- Short Version)




Can the story of CREATION in Genesis be matched with our scientific knowledge?

The stakes are high.  For if we’ve discredited Genesis, we’ve also discredited

Moses’ entire message!


Moreover, since the name ELHM appears 32 times in the Six Days,

and since ELKM – the Attribute of Justice- stand for Absolute Truth,

then the story of Genesis MUST be true, lest we discredit ELKM’s Name!


On the other hand, if we finds Genesis credible, then WOW!

How could Moses tell such a credible story 3500 years ago?


Now, how would we summarize what science says?

Luckily, the History Channel (HC) issued, several years ago,

a wonderful set of videos called “How the Earth was Made.”

The series presents all that we know from Archaeology, Biology,

Astronomy, Geology, Anthropology and other brunches of science.

We can use that work as a platform for our comparison

between Genesis and science.


Moreover, we can use the HC as a control, for it brags of being

independent on the Bible.  It starts by declaring: For thousand

of years Mankind has known that the world was created in one

week 5780 years ago, but now let’s see the truth!

Well, let us indeed see the truth




Genesis Compared to Science



Although science does not recognize Days, in the history of Earth,

it does describe STAGES. In our analysis, we’ll compare those STAGES

to Moses’ Days.





 1: The HC Account of the first Stage



According to the HC, the world began with the Big Bang 13.8 b human years ago.

 Science can tell what happened next, by the fracture of the minute. In essence,

Entropy began to decline; Space appeared, Chaos turned into Order,

Energy (Electromagnetic, Light) began to convert into Matter by Einstein’ Formula

 Gasses into solid Matter, Water appeared in space, inorganic molecules

were backed in exploding Nova.


Nine billion years fast forward, 4.5 b years ago, 

Planet Earth was consolidated into a ball, with the Moon circulating it.

Earth was covered by hot, streaming lava, hence the name RED PLANET.

The high temperature, 8000 F, caused by radioactive decay, excluded life.


Then Earth’s surface cooled off due to slowing of the radioactive decay.

Crusted, solid rock formed on Earth surface, on which we live today.

That crusted surface would allow water to settle on it.



 2:  Moses’ account of the First Day 



Moses seems to concur, saying:


(1:1) In the beginning, ELKM created the Heavens and the Earth

(1:2) And the Earth was Tohu and Bohu (Chaotic) and darkness

on the face of the abyss (deep) And the Spirit of ELKM was

 hovering over the waters

(1:3) And ELKM said let it be Light and there was Light

(1:4) And ELKM saw that the Light was good and ELKM separated between the Light and Darkness

(1: 5) And ELKM called the Light Day, and to the darkness He called Night

And there was evening and there was morning, ONE DAY.


Moses mentions a “Beginning” to the world, something that the ancient Greek denied,

and science accepted only in the 19th century.

 Moses describes chaotic Earth – “tohu and bohu” – that CAN fit the melted, streaming lava

And “Teom, Deep,” that CAN allude to Space, then he mentions Water

Hence, the story told by HC does match Moses’ Genesis.


But Moses adds something, that Science would never say, that

ELKM saw that it was good,” meaning  that ELKM passed a Judgement

and He found the stage ready for the next Day, next Floor.


This “good” verdict CAN fit the crusty surface that appeared

on Earth, capable of supporting the next phase – Water.


Moses also says: “And there was evening and there was morning, ONE DAY.”

As we’ve said, this Day couldn’t be our day, since the Luminaries would be

seen regularly only later, on the Fourth Day.

In fact, Moses defines for us here the length of a DAY of CREATION


How long? –  The time it took CREATION to proceed from the Beginning

to having in it Light, Matter and Water.  As we’ve seen, it could have been

2.1 b years on the average


How extraordinary, how exceptional it is, that Moses’ account

of the Beginning does NOT involve any rivalry, jealousy. sexual perversion

or violence among gods!


How different is Moses’ story from all the myths of his time!

How could anyone count Genesis among the Bronze Age myths?







  1: The Scientific Account


After the formation of the crusty surfac
e, the HC says, from 4.4 b years to 4.1b years ago,

(300 M years span) water accumulated on the rocky crust.


From where did the Water come? The scientists say:

Some waters came out of the cooling, rocks “bellow.

Most water arrived from “above”, from space.


As it turns out, Earth passed at that stage through a segment in space full of

giant icy comets.  For 300m years it was “bombarded” with so much rain,

that finally It was completely covered by gushing water.  No dry land was seen.

Any rock was crushed by the gushing water.   High temp and toxic gases   precluded

any life.  Earth is named by science: “WATER WORLD.”


A note: on January 30, 1908, a giant icy comet hit Siberia, containing 30,000 tons of water.

The devastation that it inflicted on the environment was equal to an explosion of

12 mega tones nuclear bomb.

The scientists say that this comet was a tiny fraction detached from a bigger comet

called Encke, still traveling in Space.



 2: Moses Account of Day TWO 



Here is what Moses says about Day Two:


 (1:6) And ELoHiM said Let it be a firmament in the midst of the Waters,
And let it divide Water from Water,

(1:7) And ELoHiM made the firmament, and He separated

the Waters which were underneath the firmament,

from the Waters which are above the firmament, and it was so.

(1: 8) And ELoHIM called the firmament Sky, Sham-mayim (“there are the waters”.)
And there was evening and there was morning, Day Two.


As the Second Day dawned, Moses says,

ELKM “separated the Water Above from the Water Bellow.”

No Dry Land mentioned, no life, even no  vegetation. Just water.


Can you find a better match between Moses and Science?

Hence we have:

The RED PLANET corresponding to Moses’ FIRST DAY

The WATER WORLD corresponding to Moses’ SECOND DAY






 1:  The Scientific Account



The Watery World, HC says, ended 4.1b years ago by   volcanic eruptions

 at the ocean’s bed. A new rock, Granite, appeared.

The Granite, unlike the older rock, could withstand the ceaseless insult

of the ferocious waves.

Granite is also lighter than the older rocks.

So,  for the first, Granite Islands were formed high over the waters.


From 4.1b to 1.5b years ago, the Granite Islands gradually consolidated

into the first Super Continent, Rodenia (Mother of all continents.)

Most of South Africa today sits over that Granite Continent.


The shores of the Super Continent can be traced today by the blackish,

smooth rocks that are the remains of Rodenia.

In contrast to all other rocks on Earth, these blackish ones are bereaved

of any fossil of a living creature, not ever bacteria.

Earth the new name “GRANITE PLANET.”




2:  Moses Account of the first half of




As the Third Day of CREATION dawned, Moses says,


 (1:9) “ ELoHiM said Let the Water under the Sky 

be gathered together into one place and let

the dry land appear, and it was so.

(1:10) “ELoHiM called the dry land ground,

and to the Water Gathering He called Seas,

and ELoKiM saw that it was good “


Amazingly, Moses concurs in full with science, saying that

at first, Earth was covered with waters, and only later

ELKM separated the Dry Land.


Moses’ story CAN match  the appearance of tfirst Super Continent.

Amazingly, Moses does not mention Life yet, not even vegetation.

So, again, how could Moses know all this?


We have, so far, the following good match:


I : The RED PLANTE matches Moses’  FIRST DAY 

II:  The WATER WORLD matches Moses’ SECOND DAY 

IIIa: The GRANIT WORLD matches Moses’ first part of the THIRD DAY 






1: According to Science 



 The Granite Islands and the Super Continent were conducive

for the appearance of the first life forms on their shallow, sloping shores.


The first life form appeared 3.5b years ago in the form of  a mono cellular algae, called  Stromatolites, that settle on the sloppy shores . enjoying the abundance of sunlight, while living under shallow water.

These Stromolites had one important talent: they   performed Photosynthesis.

They split the CO2 of the air into carbon, which they used for their shells,

and Oxygen which they released into the water and the air.


The Stromatolites are still seen on remote beaches like in Australia.

No one knows where they came from and how.

“These tiny creatures our true fathers and mothers,” the HC says,

since all life forms evolved from them.


From   3.5 to 1.5b years ago, the Stromolites evolved into Vegetation

First grass, then shrubs and then trees.  No mobile life yet.

The  Oxygen changed  the atmosphere to blue.

Earth is dubbed the BLUE PLANET



2:  Moses’ Account of the Second Half

of the THIRD Day


First, Moses tells us something that science can never tell:

That before seeding life on Earth, ELKM   passed a judgment,

as it says “And ELKM saw that it was good…” (Genesis 1: 10)


Later in Genesis Chapter 2, Moss tells us more about that Judgment.

Here at Chapter 1, Moses says that – luckily for us – ELKM said that it was good,

And He seeded life on Earth.  Here is what Moses says:


  (1:11) “And ELoHiM said let the Earth bring forth 

grass, herb yielding SEED and fruit trees yielding fruits after its kind

whose SEEDS is in itself, upon the Earth, and it was so.

(1:12) “And the Earth brought forth grass, herb yielding SEEDS 

after its kind, and trees yielding fruits whose SEEDS was in itself

after its kinds. And ELoHiM saw that it was good.

(1:13And there was evening and there was morning, Day Three.


Moses, like science, mentions “seed,” that CAN mean “seed of life”

Then he mentions grass, shrubs and trees.

How amazing it is that he mentions no mobile life.


No one in Moses’ time told such a story, that first the Earth was covered by water only,

Then the Dry Land appeared with no life on it,

than life was seeded on the Dry Land,

then developing into grass, shrubs and trees

with no mobile life whatsoever.


Who exactly told Moses such a credible story, 3500 years ago,

having grown up in the home of the pagan Pharaoh who knew

nothing close to the above?




3:  The End of the Era 

According to Science 




Here came a catastrophe that hit Earth, and apparently

Is not seen in the story of Genesis


According to the HC,

A devastating, long Ice Age descended on Earth, that lasted

from 0.7b to 0.65b years ago (about 50 M years) and decimated

all the Vegetation on Dry Land, yet preserved it in the Sea.


What caused the Ice? Some scientists blame the expansion of Rodenia

that blocked the warm currents in the oceans.  Earth ‘simply’ cooled.


Other scientists blame the Ice to a tilt of Earth’s axis.

Earth looked like a SNOW BALL flying in space.




4: Moses’ Account of the

 End of the THIRD Day



Moses says that at the end of the THIRD Day, like in all other Days (besides the 2nd)

ELKM passed a Judgment on the things He had created earlier, meaning

on the Vegetation that  He created on the THIRD Day.


(1: 3)And  ELKM saw that everything was good,

And it was evening and it was morning, Day THREE (was over)”


As we know,

ELKM’s Judgment is harsh yet just. He builds, and He destroys, as He deems necessary, according to His Plan. He gives life and He take life away

in absolute Justice (with no Mercy).


Under ELKM’s rule, creatures that would not support the next Day,

the next Floor, would be eliminated.

Creatures that would support the next Day, would be allowed to stay.


Thus, at the end of the THIRD Day, the All-Mighty JUDGE ELKM

eliminated all that would not support the FOURTH or FIFTH or SIXTH Days.


This harsh verdict CAN fit the devastating Ice Age that descended on Earth

and decimated all the Vegetation on Dry Land, yet preserved it in the Sea.


And since ELKM said that it was good, the Vegetation in the sea

was ready for the next stage, the next Day, the next Floor.






1:  The Scientific Account



As we’ve said, according to the HC, the Ice Age that lasted 50 M years

(from 0.7b to 0.65b years ago) was caused by a change in the Earth’s tilt. 


Moreover, the scientists say, Earth axis was stabilized so that the length

of days and night was fixed as well as the Earth seasons.



2: Moses’ Account of the FOURTH Day 




“(1:14) And ELoHiM said let there be luminaries in the firmament of the Sky

 to divide the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons

and for the days and years.
(1:15) And let them be for lights in the firmament of the sky to give light upon

 the Earth, and it was so.
(1:16) And ELoHiM made the two great luminaries, the Greater luminary

to rule the day, and the smaller luminary to rule the night, and the stars also.
(1:17) And ELoHiM placed them in the firmament of the Sky to give light upon Earth.
(1:18) And to rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the

Light from the Darkness. And ELoHiM saw that it was Good.
(1:19) And it was evening and it was morning, a Fourth Day.



Although the Luminaries were created earlier in the First Day

They were seen regularly from Earth on the Fourth Day.

So regularly, that calendars for seasons could be established.


Note that Moses does not yet mention any mobile life,

not even in the waters.


How could he tell such a story, that does perfectly match our science?


So far, we have:

I: The RED PLANTE matches Moses’ FIRST DAY 

II: The WATER WORLD matches Moses’ SECOND DAY 

III a. The GRANIT WORLD matches Moses’ first part of the THIRD DAY 

III b The BLUE PLANET matches Moses second half of the THIRD DAY 

IV The ICE BALL matches Moses’ FOURTH DAY







1:  The Scientific Account



The LONG ICE AGE ended 650m years ago (0.650 b years) by volcanic eruptions

all over the Planet. Tectonic Plates activity split the Super Continent into many

sub-continents that moved away from each other.


As a result, the Earth’s temperature warmed up.  The volcanic activity spewed

abundance of nutrients into the waters, promoting mobile life.


The first Mobile Life appeared in the Oceans (Cambrian Period.) The scientists

relate that to the stabilization of the days and night (of the previous Forth Day.)  This

stabilization prompted the Vegetation in the waters to develop circadian cycle – to shut down

at night and open up at daytime.  That cycle is crucial for the nervous system of mobile life.


‘Soon’ – in geological scale – the first mobile life appeared in the water – warms, then small fish than bigger fish to its kinds.  By 500 m years ago, the ocean “exploded” with myriad species of swimming creatures.

“Earth would never see again so many species in the waters,” says the HC.


Moreover, the first struggle for life appeared in the water. Weird “Fish” appeared.

The first teeth, the first smelling organ, first eye, first skeleton, first leg, first tail –

all developed first in the waters during that period.


Moreover, the struggle for life taught the creatures in the water to mascaraed themselves

to fool predators or their own prey.  The ability to cheat, to take advantage of, to escape danger – all these biological “moral” functions first evolved in the water.

The “Animal Kingdom came to Earth in the sea,” says the HC.


In contrast, life on Dry Land was first held back by the heavy, lethal UV Sun’s radiation.

But that changed too. Around 500 m years ago, the sky developed enough Ozone

that shielded the Dry Land. This allowed the Vegetation to crawl from the sea onto

the Dry Land, forming huge swamps.  MOST OF OUR COAL COMES FROM THAT PERIOD.


The stabilization of Earth’s axis brought regular tides.

These tides left on the shores some “fish.”

In time, they evolved into Birds of their kinds,

which flew back to the water to catch other fish.


Other fish on shores became amphibians, like crocodiles that caught birds.

Flying dragons and insects appeared, along with lizards.

Some lizards were large as three stories building, and they could

fly 15,000 miles non-stop. They are considered the most

efficient flying creatures that Earth has ever seen.

So efficient they were in flying, that their shapes inspired

the USA to build the best Jet fighter. Earth is called The GREEN PLANET.




2: Moses’ Account of the FIFTH DAY



At the End of the FOURTH Day, ELKM passed a judgment and said that it was good.

Conditions were ripe for Earth to enter the next, Fifth  Day.


As the FIFTH Day dawned, ELKM said:


(1:20) ELoHiM said: The waters shall teem with swarms of living creatures,

and Flying creatures shall fly over the land and over the Sky’s firmament

 (1: 21) ELKM created the large Crocodiles and all the living souls that crawls,

with which the water teem, and every particular species if winged flying creature,

And ELHM saw that it was good

(1: 22) And ELHM blessed them saying be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the sea and let the birds be abandon on the Earth…”


According to Moses, ELKM ordered the water to teem with swarms of living creatures,creating the first Mobile Life in the water.

Who told this to him? No one in his time said such a thing!


Moreover, Moses mentions Fish, then “creatures that would fly over land.”

This CAN fit Birds, Flying Dragons, insects, Lizards and Crocodiles

That lived in the SAWMPS.  He mentions neither beasts nor cattle.


Moreover, unlike in other Days, Moses says here ELHM blessed

the fish and birds in this period, the Cambrian Period, to multiply

and fill the sea and air, exactly as science describes it.


Science says that the sea “exploded’ with so many species, never

to be seen again later on.


Now tell me – how could Moses, 3500 years ago, know

what we have only recently discovered?


So far, we have:

I: The RED PLANTE matches Moses’ FIRST DAY 

II:  The WATER WORLD matches Moses’ SECOND DAY 

III a:  The GRANIT WORLD matches Moses’ first part of the THIRD DAY 

III b: The BLUE PLANET matches Moses second half of the THIRD DAY 

IV:  The ICE BALL matches Moses’ FOURTH DAY 

V : The GREEN PLANET matches Moses‘ FIFTH DAY 




3: How the era ended according to science 



The enormous boom of life in the sea and the swamps, came to an abrupt ending

by another major catastrophe that eliminated 90 percent of living creatures.


This happened 0.25 b (250 m) years ago by gas bubbles that surfaced and

Exploded all over Earth decimating Vegetation and Animal alike.

“Earth would never see such a devastation,” says the HC.


What caused the fiery explosions? – No one knows for sure.   The huge gas bubbles

came out from under the tectonic plates, exploding in the air.  Such bubbles have

been seen also recently in India and Siberia.


The devastation was great, yet the catastrophe opened a door for other,

more sophisticated creatures to develop.



 4:  Moses Account Of  

The End of the FIFTH Day



(1: 21)” And ELKM said that it was good”

(1: 22) “And ELKM blessed them saying  : Be fruitful and multiply

and fill the water in the Sea and the flying creatures shall multiply on Earth 

(1: 23) And there was evening, and there was morning, the FIFTH Day (was over) 




At the end the FIFTH Day, Moses says, the All-Mighty JUDGE ELKM passed a Judgment.

His Judgment, as always, is harsh yet just.

Creatures He deems ‘not good anymore’ are eliminate.

Yet ELHM also said that it was good, allowing some creature

to adapt and enter the next Day.


This Judgment CAN fit the fiery catastrophe that decimated life on Earth,

yet opened the door for higher creatures to evolve






1: The Scientific Narrative




The fiery explosions that occurred 250 m years ago brought Earth

into a new phase.  The surviving creatures blossomed.

Rodenia, that had split, consolidated again and formed the last 

Super Continent, Pangaea.


Pangaea was the classical world of the huge prehistorical creatures

that roamed the Earth (Triassic and Jurassic Periods). The air was rich

with nutrients spewed by the volcanic activity, and the temperature was tropical.


This prompted the Vegetation to grow even taller and thicker than before.

The Ozone layer thickened too, shielding the animals from the Sun’s radiation.

The new animals grew taller and bigger with no hindrance. Life of all kinds



Large leaf-eaters, Cattle-like creatures occupied the swamps, their fat bellies

and short legs was supported by the shallow waters.  They could not run fast


Soon followed huge beasts like predators that could ran fast and feed on

the Cattle-like.  Among them the dinosaurs, some tall as “seven stories building.”




2: Moses’ Account of the SIXTH Day



As the Sixth Day dawned, ELKM continued to create like ever before. Thus-


“(1:24) And ELoHiM said let the Earth bring forth living creatures after their kind,
 and Creeping things and Beast of the Earth after their kind,
and everything that Creeps on Earth after their kind, and it was so.

(1:25) And ELoHiM made the Beasts of the land to its kind, and the Cattle after their kind,
and everything that creeps on the Earth after their kind. And ELoHiM saw that it was good


 Moses says that ELKM created Cattle-like, Beast-like then Creeping things.  

This concurs with the scientific account mentioned above – besides the “creeping things on the ground”.


Then came the Time Magazine and saved my faith in Moses.

The magazine published on the front page a picture of a skeleton of

a giant snake recently discovered. So large, that it could accommodate

“Two Greyhound buses side by side.”  And this was a skeleton of a young snake!


The Time Magazine explained that after the demise of the dinosaurs,

the room opened for snakes to grow uninhibitedly.  For the next millions of years

those huge snakes crawled all over and consumed everything on their path.

They ruled Earth for long time, as Moses says. some of those snakes probably

lived in caves as Dragons, side by side with humans.



3: The End of Pangea’s Creatures



You know the story.  About 70 M years ago another major catastrophe

Hit our planet in a form of a large meteor that plunged into the ground

Near the Mexican Gulf and arose so much ashes that wiped out all the

Giant creatures of Pangea, such as the dinosaurs.


As devastating as it was, this catastrophe opened the door for other

Creatures, like mammals to proliferate.  This – science says – has ended

Up with us, Mankind.


Let’s see now that Moses says about that period.



4: The Midday Judgement of the Sixth Day

according to Moses




Moses says, that while the Sixth Day was still in progress,

ELKM paused and conducted another Midday, Premature Judgment

on everything He had created earlier on the Sixth Day.


As it is said,

(1: 25) “And the All-Mighty JUDGE ELKM saw that it was good.”


A Midday Judgment means an urgent, crucial Judgment.

Such a Midday Judgment had happened at the THIRD Day

When Earth stood then on a crossroad – would it see Life on it or not?


Now again, at the Middle of the SIXTH Day, Earth stood on

a crossroad: Would it see Adam on it, or not?


Moses also says that ELKM decreed that “it was good.”

He would bring Adam on earth.  Moreover, conditions were

ripe for introducing Adam.


But as before, saying that it was good also implies that those

Who were not “good” would be eliminated, like a scaffold that

Is no more needed.


This “no good” verdict CAN fit perfectly well the wiping out of

The huge creatures of Pangea that certainly would not allow

Creatures like Mankind to live by their sides.   ELKM had to choose,

And in His Wisdom He chose us.


Hence, we have:

I: The RED PLANTE matches Moses’  FIRST DAY 

II: The WATER WORLD matches Moses’  SECOND DAY 

III a:  The GRANIT WORLD matches Moses’ first part of the THIRD DAY 

III b: The BLUE PLANET matches Moses second half of the THIRD DAY 

IV:  The ICE BALL matches Moses’ FOURTH DAY 

V: The GREEN PLANET matches Moses‘ FIFTH DAY 









How extraordinary it is, that Moses’ Six Days of CREATION, fits so well

the scientific recognition of Six stages of the history of Earth.


Moses’ Genesis differs completely from all ancient myths about CREATION

Told in his time, including those told in Egypt where he grew up.


No need to explain Genesis as an allegoric story,

Or the animals in it as Holy Beasts,

Or to discard science because it “negates the Torah.”


On the contrary, we should spread the knowledge that Genesis

Does tell the true story of CREATION, in a way that is credited

By our science.


We should recognize Genesis – and the entire five books of Moses – as a

living miracle in our hands, perhaps the only miracle we can see and touch

by our hands.  We don’t need to BELIEVE in it, just SEE it.


 What makes our analysis so successful is the recognition of the CREATOR,

ELKM, as a BUILDER-JUDGE, who builds and also destroys.


 This was we could include all the major catastrophes that hit our plant in our story.    Amazingly, As it turns out, al those catastrophes occurred

precisely at the transition of one Day to the next Day.  As a group of

creatures were eliminated, the next ones, more sophisticated, settled in.


We can thus see in our own eyes how the CREATOR, ELKM, advanced

His CREATION effectively from Day to Day.


Now we can also understand why Moses placed Genesis at the front

of his five books.  As a true prophet he suspected that a generation

would rise and  doubt the validity of his revelation. He therefore wrote

Genesis that would blow their minds!


And since we are the first generation ever capable of matching Genesis

 with science, it seems that Moses had us on his mind.  And if Genesis it

true, so are the rest of his Five Books!


We should therefore raise Genesis as a banner

for the truthfulness of the Torah, instead of hiding it.


Having described the Six Days, created by ELKM, the Attribute of JUSTICE,

Moses turns to the creation of Man.

Man, he would say, , was created ba DIFFERENT HEAVENLY COURT,

Comprises of JUSTICE and MERCY.

On that, we’ll learn next classes.