“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day”
“Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female”
“…by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men”
Where to Start?
A Brief Overview
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary – 6 Days are 6 Days no date, 15 paragraphs, with a commendation by G.I. Williamson
The More In-Depth Scriptural Case
Gentry, Kenneth – In the Space of Six Days, from the Ordained Servant, vol. 9, no. 1 (January 2000), pp. 12-16, 20 short paragraphs
The Exhaustive Scriptural Case
Gentry, Kenneth – Yea, Hath God Said? The Framework Hypothesis/Six-Day Creation Debate Buy 2002 172 pp.
Though this work takes aim at the popular Framework Hypothesis (that Gen. 1 is only poetic and not historical with poetic beauty), it also contains perhaps the best Scriptural case for the traditional, literal 6-Day viewpoint. At the same time, the work also decimates all non-literal interpretations of what Scripture clearly says. Part 3 demonstrates that the Westminster Confession’s ‘in the space of six days’ means exactly what it says.
For another excellent book length defense of the Biblical view of the length of Creation, see ‘Did God Create in Six Days?’ below by Pipa and Hall.
Batzig, Nick – [Geerhardus] Vos on the Historicity and Interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2 2013 32 paragraphs Including an extensive quotation from Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics
Bavinck, Herman – Creation from Our Reasonable Faith, excerpts from p. 170-173
Berkhof, Louis – On Creation HTML 1949 70 paragraphs from his Systematic Theology
Berkhof, Louis – On Creation in Six Days HTML 1949 25 paragraphs excerpted from his Systematic Theology
Gentry, Kenneth – Reformed Theology and Six Day Creation no date, 22 short paragraphs
Williamson, G.I. – A Defense of Six-Day Creation 2013 31 paragraphs
Beek, Joel – What did the Reformers Believe about the Age of the Earth? Buy $1.75, 16 pages
Books on the Length of Creation from Scripture
Pipa, Joseph and Hall, David – Did God Create in Six Days? Buy 1999 352 pages
This work includes contributions by numerous professors at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. See the ‘Look Inside’ option through the Buy link for the table of contents.
Studies in Genesis One Buy in An International Library of Philosophy and Theology 1975 105 pp.
Young was one of the great, early, Westminster Seminary scholars.
In the Beginning: Gen. chs. 1-3 and the Authority of Scripture Buy 1976 117
Books on History and Church Issues
Hall, David – Holding Fast to Creation Kindle 2000 241 pp. The hardcopy is spiral-bound by The Covenant Foundation. The work has chapters on the Early Church, Calvin and the Reformers, the Westminster Divines, the Enlightenment, recent debates and ‘A Biblical Theology of Creation’
Reed, John – Plain Talk about Genesis: A Fresh Look at the PCA Earth History Debate Buy 2000 119 pp.
Whitcomb, Jr., John – The Early Earth Buy 1972 138 pp.
Guassen, Louis – Lessons for the Young on the Six Days of Creation 1860 135 pages
Myers, Andrew – He Made the Stars Also a collection of photography and poetic quotes about the stars
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made… For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
“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, and do not venture to devise any comment according to which six days were one day. But, if you cannot understand how this could have been done in six days, then grant the Holy Spirit the honor of being more learned than you are.”