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How can we explain the difference in the order of creation events

 

 

How can we explain the difference in the order of events

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PROBLEM: Genesis 1 declares that animals were created before humans, but Genesis

2:19 seems to reverse this, saying, “the Lord God formed every beast of the field…

and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them,” implying Adam was

created before they were.

SOLUTION: Genesis 1 gives the order of events; Genesis 2 provides more content

about them. Genesis 2 does not contradict chapter 1 , since it does not affirm exactly

when God created the animals. He simply says He brought the animals (which He had

previously created) to Adam so that he might name them. The focus in chapter 2 is on

the naming of the animals, not on creating them. Genesis 1 provides the outline of

events, and chapter 2 gives details. Taken together, the two chapters provide a

harmonious and more complete picture of the events. The differences,

 

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