Seven Interpretations of the Seven Days

From the time of the early church to the present, Christians have understood the days of creation in a variety of ways. Here is a summary of seven different interpretations. I’ll share my own opinions here, as I promised; but I won’t pretend to know for certain which view is correct.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all possible interpretations. There are many variations of the views listed above, and it is also possible to combine the above interpretations in a variety of ways. For example, one might combine the literary framework view with instantaneous creation, or combine the day-age view with the analogical interpretation.