What a load of crap.Well, first, it depends on who you mean as "the author(s) of Genesis," and second, you're asking two different questions.
First: if you're referring to the ancient Hebrew scribes, then
(1) I believe that they believed the earth was flat, and covered with a solid dome.
That is how it is recorded. Evening and morning a third day is an ordinary day. You can have your opinions, not your facts.(2) I don't think they believed that the earth was created in six 24-hour days.
Why? Moses put it in there as a measure of time for his time period. All you have here is opinion absent one shred of fact.I think even then, they knew the "it was morning and it was evening, the ___th day" was completely poetic, not intended to be taken literally
No they did not since young earth is how it is recorded with God the eyewitness and Moses the scribe and fallen men did not exist and witnessed not one thing.. But they probably DID believe that earth was relatively recent. They certainly had no idea that it was billions of years old,
And you attended three years of seminary and you don't know? Did you flunk out? You can look into revelation 21 where it is restored creation with no sun moon stars. The source of light is God, not the sun. Off to church. Would you pass a basic bible literacy test?Look, according to Genesis 1, the sun and stars aren't created until 3 days after "light" is created. What is the source of this "light" if not the sun and stars?