whereof thou speakest , is? For thou bringest certain strange
things to our ears; we would know therefore what these things mean” Acts, 17:19.
A question «about the new doctrine» I will answer with words of Jesus: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself, John 7:16. Nevertheless, the author sees difficulty what to begin it is necessary practically from zero (to give biblical concept about the word GENESIS). But all the same we will begin …
GENESIS is the interval of time having the end. It is visible from the gospel of St. Matthew, 19:28 where it is mentioned REGENERATION, i.e. NEW GENESIS*. Clearly, that new Genesis will come when present Genesis, i.e. a long time interval wherefore during it lived not only Abraham, but also Adam, will end. That is practically all people who ever lived on the earth till now. However this great interval of time, named Genesis, is longer than mankind history wherefore includes as well six Days of creation, see Gen. 1st chapter.
The first day of creation occurs from the beginning. About this BEGINNING it is told both in New, and in the Old Testament: «In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth» (the first verse of the Bible);
«In the beginning was the Word» (the first verse of the Gospels from John). John explains, that the Word is Jesus, Jn.1:14, and says, that «all things were made** by him», Jn. 1:3. Genesis has begun with creation of "the highest part of the dust of the world”, or “elementary speck of dust of the Universe» (Russian Bible) which are mentioned in the Proverbs, 8:26. Today these «elementary speck of dust» are called as the word "atoms" of which then the God has created also all Universe. However "BEGINNING" reckons not from time of creation of atoms, and not from first Day of creation, but a little earlier.
Considerable part book of the Proverbs occupies the doctrine about wisdom (from the 1st verse of 8th chapter to 6th verse of 9th chapter). Here some excerpt: “the Lord possessed me (wisdom) in the BEGINNING of his way, before his works of old”, Prov.8:22. To quote the given place we will continue after an explanation, - what is wisdom?
We will speak about wisdom, certainly, in Christian and biblical understanding of this word, instead of in the worldly. In the First Epistle to the Corinthians, 1:30 it is told about Jesus «who of God is made unto us wisdom”. We will specify, that in person Jesus Christ we have wisdom in all completeness and that there is no other wisdom above, than in person Jesus Christ wherefore it is written: «in whom (in the Christ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge», Col.2:3. Words «all treasures» say that there is nothing to add more (and of the lack nothing). In the Scripture the Christ is called as «the power of God, and the wisdom of God», 1Cor.1:24. In the gospel of St. Matthew, 23:34 we find words of Jesus: «Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city». And the evangelist Luke names Jesus by wisdom when speaks: « Therefore also said the wisdom of God: I will send them prophets and Apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute », Lk.11:49. So, Wisdom about which it is told in the book of the Proverbs is Jesus Christ. Being the Word, he was in the beginning with God, Jn.1:1. And it is not simple with God, but « in the bosom of the Father », Jn.1:18, that is in the God. The Christ, being the wisdom, was born (further is quoted according to the book of the Proverbs): « when there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. I (wisdom in the name of Jesus) was born before mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: while as yet he had not made the earths, nor fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world », Prov.8:24-26. We know, that Jesus was born from Maria, some will tell. Certainly, it is the truth. But the Scripture speaks and about other birth of the Christ: « From the womb before son of the morning, like dew Thy birth », Ps.109:3 in Russian Bible (see Ps.110:3 in English Bible). This birth was before son of the morning (in Russian: äåííèöû) i.e. before the Devil (in the Bible in languages of other people instead of the word «äåííèöà» there is the word «Lucifer», - see, for example, Is.14:12). It is a question of a birth of the Christ which was before the foundation of the world. This birth was «from the womb», i.e. from the bosom of the Father. Occurrence of the Christ from the bosom of the Father is the starting point of the Time (this time is mentioned in Rev.10:6). It also is that beginning about which speak both Testaments. We will remember that the Christ, being the Word, was in the beginning with God, Jn.1:2. Then «all through him (Jesus) has started to be”, (Jn.1:3 in Russian Bible). The Christ, being the wisdom, “was anointed from eternal days, from beginning, before the earth was” (Prov.8:23, translation from the Russian Bible). For this reason Jesus is called as the Anointer, i.e. the Messiah. So, the period "Genesis" begins after occurrence of the Christ as the Messiah, with first Day of creation. The end of the period Genesis will be «when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory» (then Genesis will already end and will begin the same new great period named NEW GENESIS*, Mt.19:28). But the period Genesis on the extent is how much great?
As it includes also Days of creation it is necessary to tell that is unusual Days (not those days in which we tear off from a calendar a leaf with date of the left day). Genesis, as already was told, began «In the BEGINNING», and in the beginning there were not usual days, but eternal. We will read about it at prophet Micah, 5:2 «out of you (from Bethlehem) one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel; whose going out has been purposed from time past, FROM THE ETERNAL DAYS» (BBE). These words once again convince us what to consider «the Christ was born from Maria» (and only) is not enough, but the Christ came from the BEGINNING, FROM DAYS ETERNAL. The matter is that «one day is with the Lord as a thousand years», 2Pet.3:8. Apostle Peter writes that it should not be hidden from you. Unfortunately, this circumstance is hidden from many believers living including today. Apostle Paul names these great days (the eternal days) “times eternal” when says that the grace is given us in the Christ Jesus before times eternal, 2Tim.1:9 (ASV, BBE). As well in the Epistle to Titus it is told, that the God promised an eternal life (for us, for people who can hope for this promise). The God gave the promise still «before TIMES ETERNAL», Tit.1:2 (ASV, RST, NT-CS and UKR). From here it is clear, that these times eternal (i.e. days eternal) a little. The book of Genesis informs to us about six days of creation. But what is their durations, these Days of creations? As it has been already noted above, length of day of creation is not less than 1000. However there is a possibility to learn this size more precisely. The matter is that the seventh Day, in which the God has rested from all his work, of the same duration, as six last days. Knowing, what duration of the seventh Day, it is possible for that to learn and duration of each of Days of creation.
Notes: *like this in such translation as NT-CS, UNT, LUTK and KAS; **in Russian Bible “has started to be”.