FAQ #Genesis 1& 2


I’ve heard a few people say that the Book of Genesis has two contradictory creation accounts: the first in chapter 1 when God created the animals and then man. The other is in chapter 2 when he created Adam and then the animals. Which one is correct?

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When two men converse with each other they use each other’s name, but if one man speaks to a group he doesn’t use the names of the individuals in the group but addresses the group en masse. in Genesis chapter 1 God speaks to humanity, but God begins to speak to an individual man in Genesis chapter 2.

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Question: Christian people may be convinced by saying that the storyline of Genesis chapter 2 follows chapter 1 chronologically, but what about Religious Study Courses at universities? I thought creationists used to try to say that Genesis chapter 2 was a rehash of chapter 1, the book didn’t say that but the modern point of view is that Gen 1 was written by “P” and Gen 2 by “J”, both of whom had different ideas of how God created life.

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