Was the Earth created in 6 days?
Third day: Plants
Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit
after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit,
whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Fourth day: Sun and Moon
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and
let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Gen 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also.
Gen 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
Gen 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw
that it was good.
Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Sixth day: Insects
Gen 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and
beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
If the days were long periods of time or what some call eras, the plants would have died without the Sun and
there wouldn't have been any bees to pollinate them. God is a God of order.
Well God could have made the plants live for thousands of years without the Sun.
Nowhere in the word of God can you find proof of it being an era of time and more than just a day. If you cannot
find it in the word of God, do not add to it. Sometimes a person will just get their information from the Strong's
Concordance, which is not very precise and can lead a them down the wrong path. The Strong's in many cases
just gives all the words it could be, but the BDB narrows it down to more of what it should be.
From the Brown, Driver, Briggs:
day (24 hour period) as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1
as a division of time, a working day, a day’s journey