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

 

 

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

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PROBLEM: 1 declares animals were created before humans, but

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

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

created before they were.

SOLUTION: 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 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 chapters provide a

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

 

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