Have you ever wondered why a circle is 360 degrees? Especially in the metric system, wouldn’t 100 or 1000 be more fitting? Then a right angle would be 25 or 250, which in that system are nice round numbers.
Could it be that the designation of 360 might have been derived from something found in the created world? Might it have taken just that long, in the original, for the earth to make one trip around the sun? After all, the Second Law of Thermodynamics says everything is slowing down (becoming more random and less useful), so if a planet in orbit is slowing, taking longer to get around, that would mean the years would get longer.
Genesis 5:5 tells us that Adam lived to be 930 (in Creation years). But if we convert that to days and work backwards, we discover that if Adam had lived in our time (and wasn’t subject to our germs, viruses, diseases, and accidents), he would have only made 916 or 917 trips around the sun. To put it another way, in our day he would only have celebrated 916 birthdays, while living the same number of days.
Using that same theory, and the same proportions, what would happen to the length of a day? At Creation, God defined a day as “evening and morning,” Genesis 1:5, thus one rotation of the earth on its axis. Slowing that process down would have meant originally the earth moved faster, making each day have fewer “now minutes.” Doing the calculations, it appears the days of Creation week would have measured, each, using a modern stop watch, at just a smidge over 23.6 hours.
It’s something to ponder, when you can’t go to sleep!
(I’m not a scientist. I just like to ponder what it was like, in the original. What do you think?)