Unformed And Unfilled: A Critique Of The Gap Theory
Everyone's heard of it. Many believe it. Is there a "gap in time" between the first two verses in Genesis? Does this alleged gap really represent a vast amount of time? Weston Field's classic treatment of this subject is now being published by Master Books, and promoted by such important organizations as Answers in Genesis.In this book, Fields makes a detailed study of the gap theory, paying particular attention to the original Hebrew language of Genesis. His conclusion - that this theory is not a reasonable compromise with modern evolutionary theory, but a dangerous diversion from biblical truth - helps readers who struggle with the question of the time taken during the creation week. Was it really six days? Can Christians find a workable solution to the debate about creation and time? An important book.
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Formal tone & very thorough, but goodUser Review - Christianbook.com
"Unformed and Unfilled" is a critique of the gap theory (the idea that there's a large gap in time--usually between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2--between God's original creation of the universe and a re-making of the earth after a world-wide flood upon the earth done in judgment of Satan's rebellion). The author was very thorough in his explanations of why the gap theory (in its many variations) isn't consistent with the Biblical account, especially when studying the original Hebrew words and grammar. His writing was more formal in tone and required anyone not familiar with Hebrew grammar to learn a lot about it from this book. However, it was written clearly so that his arguments were easy enough to follow. The author covered the arguments given for the gap theory in great detail so that highly-read believers in the gap theory will understand his points. However, someone who doesn't know that much about the arguments for the gap theory could get overwhelmed by all the information and miss the really critical points. Still, I'd recommend this book to those who hold the gap theory or day-age theory (though books with more scientific evidence for recent creation might be more effective) or those who want to know the Scripture-based arguments for why those ideas don't work. The author covered what the whole Bible has to say about creation and its timing, ancient Jewish interpretations of Genesis 1:1-1:2, and early Christian interpretations and post-"long-age-geology" Christian interpretations of Genesis 1:1-1:2. He gave a detailed explanation of the grammar and linguistics of Genesis 1:1-1:3 (mainly, bara/"create" and asa/"make"; what type of sentence is Genesis 1:2; the waw type; "was" versus "had become" or "became"; and tohu/"without form/shapeless" and bohu/"void/empty"). He also covered the lesser arguments of 'Genesis 1:2 had darkness, but God is light,' "framed" in Hebrew 11:3a, pre-Adamic men, and Lucifer's flood. Finally, he covered other long-age creation theories: ...
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Very happy with this purchase. It is very thorough and concise. Reasonably priced and an engaging read.
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Fields, Weston, Unformed and Unfilled: A Critique of the Gap Theory (Collinsville, IL: Burgener Enterprises, 1976). Grigg, Russell, "How Long Were the Days ...
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Is the "gap theory" an acceptable way to harmonize the Bible and ...
Problems with the GAP THEORY - discussion of the biblical and logical problems with the theory which is used by some Christians in an attempt to harmonize ...
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Fred's Bible Talk - Genesis 1:1-2 - Examination of the Gap Theory
After an examination of the biblical evidence, the author believes the gap theory is an inadequate position to hold. The theory is not true to the literal ...
What about gap theories?
Chapter 3. What about. gap theories? What is the ruin-reconstruction theory? Is the ‘soft gap’ idea better? A. s shown last chapter, Bible scholars who ...
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The gap theory is also supported by Arthur Custance, Without Form and Void (Brookville, Canada; published by the. 1. author, 1970). ...
The Gap Theory—Part A
Answers in Genesis: believing it. defending it. proclaiming it. answersingenesis.org has a new look. About us · About the new look ...
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Weston Fields responded just as vigorously to Custance a few years later in his book Unformed and Unfilled: A Critique of the Gap Theory (1976). ...
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Genesis 1:1-3: Creation or Re-Creation? Part 2 (of 2 parts)
Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992) 411-27. Copyright © 1992 by Dallas Theological Seminary. Cited with permission. Genesis 1:1-3:. Creation or Re-Creation? ...
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The Gap Theory of Genesis Chapter One (a layman's critical appraisal)
A definition and history of gap theory, proof texts and discussion of problems with the theory