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“Between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 there was a long, indeterminate period in which the destruction of an original world and the unfolding of the geological ages can be located. God then recreated the cosmos.”
Positive Aspects of the Gap Theory according to its Advocates
It rests on an exegetical, biblical base.
It is consistent with the structure of the creation account itself.
It is possible to translate the Hebrew verb “to be” in verse 2 as “became.”
It is an unnatural explanation since the text implies an original creation in Genesis 1:2ff (cf. Exodus 20:11).
While the view builds on a high view of Scripture, several of the interpretations for it are based on improbable exegesis. In this light some have proposed moving the gap to between John 1:1 and Genesis 1:1.
“ I give you thanks, Creator and God, that you have given me this joy in thy creation, and I rejoice in the works of your hands. See I have now completed the work to which I was called. In it I have used all the talents you have lent to my spirit.”