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Dr. Fields uses a lot of "straw man" Bible-based arguments and does little to dispel doubts about an old earth creationist model. While attacking Custance's work he does not go into the Biblical data about God's battle with the dragon and all that means. Neither does he do a credible job of discussing the ANE "myth" of the monster and how the Hebraic prophets portray this ancient cosmic foe of Yahweh.
I was dissappointed with the lack of depth when he attempts to show no difference (essentially) between the Hebrew ASAH and BARAH when it is obvious that each has a specific semantic range. Later books such as Gorman Gray's soft gap book "Age of the Universe: What are the Biblical Limits?" and more especially Greg Boyd's book "God at War" deal with the subject of an old earth creationist's view better. Gaines Johnson's recent book The Bible: Genesis and Geology, while written from a KJV only viewpoint has some great points as well.
 

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