“Everyone knows the Bible teaches scientific nonsense” is a commonly held misconception. When pushed for examples, many point to the early chapters of Genesis as proof—creation, the Flood, 900-year life spans. And science has largely been silent on the subject—until now.
Examining recent, leading-edge scientific discoveries, Dr. Hugh Ross explores how these very chapters hold some of the strongest scientific evidence for the Bible’s supernatural accuracy. Like never before, The Genesis Question integrates the accuracy of both science and the Bible—without compromise—giving skeptics and believers common ground and opportunity for dialogue.
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“Its emphasis rests on the newness, or uniqueness, of what has been brought forth. Hebrews 11:3 offers this amplification: the universe we can see, detect, and measure was made from that which we cannot see, detect, or measure.” (Page 18)
“fixed the date for the most recent common ancestor of all human males at somewhere between 35,000 and 47,000 b.c.17” (Page 111)
“While English words number in the millions, biblical Hebrew encompasses only slightly more than three thousand words” (Page 18)
“Earth’s geology testifies that marine life did indeed arise before all other life-forms.” (Page 27)
“The rule of thumb in planetary formation is that the greater a planet’s surface gravity and the greater a planet’s distance from its star, the heavier and thicker its atmosphere. Yet Earth departs from that rule. Theoretically, Earth should have an atmosphere heavier and thicker than that of Venus, but in fact it has a far lighter and much thinner atmosphere.” (Page 29)
Dr. Ross intriguingly challenges the long-standing divide between faith and reason and between the Bible and science by addressing the relevant, cutting-edge questions of our day. Expect to find your mind challenged, your faith encouraged, and your ability to witness strengthened by this book.
—Craig S. Keener, Th.D., visiting professor of Bible, Eastern Seminary, and author of the IVP Bible Background Commentary and the volume on Matthew in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series
The importance of The Genesis Question lies in its painstaking attempt to take the details of Genesis and science seriously. Even if the reader does not agree with every one of Ross’s conclusions, one must thank him for this solid effort at integration, and for giving us a number of ideas that seem to me to be true, reasonable, and fruitful for spiritual nurture and evangelism.
—J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Hugh Norman Ross (born July 24, 1945) is a Canadian-born astrophysicist and creationist Christian apologist. He has a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics, and is senior scholar, founder, and former president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith. His books include Weathering Climate Change, Improbable Planet and Designed to the Core.