Dang - I just wrote a long, semi-incomprehensible post...and lost it!
OK - lets try again.
Yeah - I did mean Marcus Borg.
I'd blame my slip on pregnancy brain -but I'm always like this.
Now to try to add something to the discussion at hand (and my apologies to Professor Borg).
Its an interesting read and quite approachable. I only get to read while nursing ds and its pretty easy to pick-up and put down. He gives a lot of interesting context for the various ways *we* (collective) read the bible. He likes a 'Historical-Metaphorical approach. This combines looking at historical context and meaning with recognizing that most of the bible has many layers of meaning (metaphor/myth). He comments on how we've lost the true meaning of the term 'myth' and need to recognize what a powerful method it is for discussing the ineffable, the sacred, G-d's relationship to the world.
Anyway - he goes on to apply this approach to various sections of the bible, starting with creation. According to him, (and others I've read) the 2 stories were written by different authors in different times. That there were practical reasons for some of the details being given the way they were. For ex: During exile Israel needed ways to set themselves apart from others. One way was was Sabbath. So the 6 day creation story shows that God values the Sabbath. He gives other examples as well. But this is already long.
Its a good book - hope some others have read it...would be fun to discuss.
My 2 cents - For a number of years I've thought that what we called 'G-d' was so much bigger, more mysterious/wonderful than anything we could imagine that any attempt to talk/write about G-d would come up short. So, I'm not to worried about discrepancies in the bible. I've also felt quite alone in this stance so haven't/don't speak about it much. I do think there are truths in the bible...as I also think there are in many other sacred texts of many different faiths. But I haven't really gotten down to actually trying to read and study with this in mind. Still been coasting on a lot of my past education. So, its exciting to finally start doing some reading about this.