What are your thoughts on Jeremy D. Lyon argument in “Genesis 1:1–3 and the Literary Boundary of Day One,” (The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 62.2, 2019, pp. 269-285)?
Jeremy D. Lyon, in a 2019 essay in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society , proffered an interpretation of Genesis 1 that begins day one at the first verse. He called this “the traditional interpretation” and claimed it “reflects the grammar in the most straightforward manner” and is supported by “inner-textual commentary.” It is the standard interpretation for Young Earth Creationists (YECists), like Ken Ham and John MacArthur.
It was an overtly YEC interpretation in one of evangelicalism’s highest profile theological journals. Has it been answered yet?