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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Chris's comment on 2012-10-19 04:37:07:
I had so many thoughts on the matter. I believe in God and scientific facts. I believe you canít ignore facts that are in front of you, nor God the creator. I believe that man and woman was created before Adam and Eve and if this is so then the facts are correct about the cavemen days and the destruction to an end. But if Iím wrong then I am still confused by this chapter, and why would God create man then later says he created Adam and gave it life which I believe is spirit. I hope GOD would let me know but Iím sure he will let me know in his time.
Jake's comment on 2012-04-16 17:02:13:
1. Dont look up things on Wikipedia
2. The Genesis Account is not figurative or an Allegory
3. God Did not Create Anything on the Seventh day including Adam (Genesis 2:1-3)
4.Verse 4 Brings us back to the day or Period (days 1 - 6 , yes all these "days" are refered to one "day" or period)when Jehovah creative works were being completed.
5.How long were these creative days? the Bible does not say. Were they literal 24 hours ? Theres no basis for arbitrarily stating that each day was 24 hours but his seventh day of rest from creative works continued into Pauls day(Hebrews 4:3-6) if not into our day .
Marius Potgieter's comment on 2012-04-06 08:09:25:
Both 1 and 2 tell the same story - stated allegorically. The message is about God and His absolute wisdom and power - not a chronological account. My faith is strengthened, knowing God caused everything to come into existence and not by wondering about what came first according to my own logic. Discussions about "which one is true?" is superfluous and creates disharmony - "light" is often used (in the idiom of people who lived at that time) to denote "order" or "wisdom/understanding", et cetera. Chapters are separate pieces of skin or clay with writing on them - both pieces contained the the same account and both were found to be trustworthy and worthy of inclusion in the writings about "In The Beginning".
Keith Baldwin's comment on 2012-03-16 05:00:57:
Genisis 1&2 seem incongruant in that 1 says "male and female created He them"which sounds complete in the order of creation. Then in chp.2 suddenly "there was no man to till the earth" so then God formed man. So was man created during creation week or after?
Gordon Bennett's comment on 2011-06-20 05:50:15:
I found the answer in Wikipedia:
Two stories or one?
Until the latter half of the 19th century Genesis 1 and 2 were seen as one continuous, uniform story with Genesis 1:1Ė2:6 outlining the world's origin, and 2:7Ė2:25 carefully painting a more detailed picture of the creation of humanity. Modern scholarship, citing (1) the use of two different names for God, (2) two different emphases (physical vs. moral issues), and (3) a different order of creation (plants before humans vs. plants after humans), believes that these are two distinct scriptures written many years apart by two different sources, chapter 1 by the Priestly source and chapter 2 by the Jahwist, with the bridge the work of a "redactor", or editor
gordon bennett's comment on 2011-06-18 09:30:10:
... surely man had already been created in Genesis 1, verse 26. What's going on here?
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