If any one is in search of accurate information regarding the age of the earth, or its relation to the sun, moon and stars, or regarding the order in which plants and animals have appeared upon it, he is referred to recent textbooks in astronomy, geology, and paleontology.  No one for a moment dreams of referring a serious student of these subjects to the Bible as a source of information.  It is not the object of writers of Scripture to impart physical instruction or to enlarge the bounds of scientific knowledge.

Dods, Marcus, Expositor’s Bible, Eerdmans Publishing, 1947, p. 5.

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