Yom is the Hebrew word for day. In Hebrew—like English—yom could mean many things, such as an era, the daylight portion of a day, or a 24-hour period. So in Hebrew, like in English, context is key.
The meaning of day as used in the creation account in Genesis 1 is clearly a literal, 24-hour day. Come to the museum’s “Wonders Room” exhibit and watch Ken Ham, CEO and president of the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, and Russell T. Fuller, professor of Old Testament interpretation, explain the meaning of day theologically, scientifically, and logically.
Throughout history, God raised up men to stand boldly for the truth of God’s Word, such as the Reformation leader Martin Luther, whom you will “meet” at the Creation Museum. Luther said, “When Moses writes that God created heaven and earth and whatever is in them in six days, then let this period continue to have been six days.”
First in the Middle Ages, later in the Enlightenment, and especially today, philosophers and scientists suggest that the universe was not created in six days about six thousand years ago. Not wanting to be ridiculed, many church leaders have reinterpreted the days of creation to add millions of years to history.
Despite scientists’ attempts to explain life without God, observational science still confirms the earth is young, just like the Bible says. Learn the evidences for a young earth at the Creation Museum.