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Deeper into the Text In trying to understand the flow of time here, you have to remember that the entire Six Days is described in 31 sentences.
The trend becomes to bend the Bible to match the science.) So the only data I use as far as Biblical commentary goes is ancient commentary.
Now, again, put yourself into the mindset of 1500 years ago, the time of the Talmud. You think that 1500 years ago they thought that God couldn't make it all in 6 days? We have a problem today with cosmology and scientific data.
But 1500 years ago, what's the problem with 6 days for an infinitely powerful God? So when the Sages excluded these six days from the calendar, and said that the entire text is parable, it wasn't because they were trying to apologize away what they'd seen in the local museum. The fact is that a close reading of the text makes it clear that there's information hidden and folded into layers below the surface.
The idea of looking for a deeper meaning in Torah is no different than looking for deeper meaning in science.
Just as we look for the deeper readings in science to learn the working of nature, so too we need to look for the deeper readings in Torah. “A word well spoken is like apples of Gold in a silver dish.” Maimonides in The Guide for the Perplexed interprets this proverb: The silver dish is the literal text of the Torah, as seen from a distance.
In the closing speech that Moses makes to the people, he says if you want to see the fingerprint of God in the universe, "consider the days of old, the years of the many generations" (Deut.