Introducing Chad from Middle Ground

My original post said several Early Church Fathers “interpreted each day of Genesis as 1,000 years”.
You would agree that, when the Fathers are prophetically interpreting Genesis 1, they are interpreting the days as 1000 years, correct? Why do we keep debating? The point is that the dawn of the day-age interpretation of the Hebrew word yom preceded modern science. The genre of interpretation they did this (prophecy version, metaphor version, literal creation part, etc) is not what is important. Science was not the initial cause of the linguistic flexibility in Yom!