Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
Morris gives the correct answer...that he has not solved this riddle. Many have put forward theories about who these giants were, and in the end, they are all mere guesses. We may never know in our earthly life what this passage means.
However, I love Morris' response for one reason. He says "...but let me suggest another alternative from our modern-day understanding of genomics, one which Bible scholars of yesteryear could not have suggested."
This demonstrates a principle that I have been saying all along. Science of today (geology, astronomy) was not available to the scholars of yesteryear. These scholars could not offer an old earth explanation, because the scientific data was not available to them. Today, I offer an explanation by applying modern science to the Scriptures...just as Morris is doing in this chapter. He is applying a modern understanding of genomics to interpret a passage of Scripture. He is doing the very thing that he has been accusing old earth creationists of doing...applying today's science to understand the Scriptures! Neither of our uses of science impacts the meaning, nor the message of the Scriptures. Thank you, Dr. Morris, for confirming that we old earth creationists are using a proper application of modern science, by applying it to Scripture.
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Section 1 - Biblical Issues
Q19 - Who were the Giants
Section 2 - Biology (15 Questions)
Section 3 - Creation Questions (8 Questions)
Section 5 - Physical Science (10 Questions)
Section 6 - Impact on Society (20 Questions)
Section 7 - Personal Application (11 Questions)
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