The Two Stories Of Creation In Genesis 1-3

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Origins. What are our origins? Where do we come from? How did we get here? These questions are some of the most highly debated and controversial topics, to this day. Everyone has their own ideas and sources about how the human race started. In the Bible, Genesis 1-3 contains not one but, two stories of creation. These three chapters are still being recreated it in pop culture today. The only problem with these stories is there are several discrepancies between the two. The first question that needs to be raised is why are there two stories of creation? Why is woman created at the same time as man in one story, but man is created first in the next story? Why are there discrepancies? The easiest way to approach this is to summarize …show more content…
The greater light was for the day, and the smaller light was for the stars- these lights were to separate light from darkness. “Sea monsters” and birds were created on the fifth day, in which they were commanded to be fruitful and multiply. God then created all other land creatures, that are found on the land and God said it was good. That same day, God made humankind in his “image and likeness” creating both male and female. Humankind was given control over all the animals and plants in order to survive. On this sixth day God says “ It was very …show more content…
During the first creation story, God creates all the sea animals, and birds on the fifth day. Then on the next day God creates all the land animals. Man and woman were intentionally made last. God then gave direct domino over everything on and later says he gave them for food. The first creation story sees the earth and everything in it as ours, and there are no restrictions. Everything was made for us to eat and have dominion over. Very early on in the second story of creation, God mentions work. God made the earth, but no plants yet sprung up for two reasons, one was there was no rain, and secondly, there was no one to till the ground. After God makes man (directly out of the Earth) he creates vegetation. God put man into the garden of Eden specifically to “Till and keep it“(Genesis 2:15). God then created animals but not for food; rather animals were created so that maybe one of them would be man’s helper and partner. None of them are suitable, and so he names all of the animals. This shows there is a superiority, but man doesn’t have dominion over the animals like in the first story. Lastly, as punishment for eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil God said, “Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field” (Genesis

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