Scriptural dating vs scientific dating
(Genesis -12) The interesting part of the account is that God did not create the plants in the manner we might assume He did.
Instead of creating a world filled with full-grown plants, God actually created seeds and planted those.
By cross referencing the biblical genealogies with other events dated in the Bible, one can find instances where numerous genealogies were telescoped, resulting in the exclusion of numerous generations of individuals.
The Hebrew word dasha tells us that God used processes identical to what we see on the earth today. Some Christians claim that God could have sped up the process so that it all this sprouting and growing happened within a period of 24-hours.
Our English expression: "The dawning of an age" serves to illustrate this point.
The intended meaning of the word should be determined from the context.
In fact, the original biblical languages contained many fewer words than modern English, which means that the words in those languages had more different meanings.
In the Genesis 1 creation account, each "day" ends as "evening and morning 'n' day," where "n" is the day's number.