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The Purpose of this paper is to discuss the creation story in Genesis 1-2 explain why Genesis is not a continuation of Genesis 1 find the major points these stories make about who God is and explain what Genesis 1-3 tell us today about God and our world Genesis 2 can not be an extension of Genesis because the order of creation is differentiates from chapter 1 to chapter 2 In Genesis Chapter 1it is written that on the first day God created light On the second day God separated sea from sky On the third day came land On the fourth the Sun moon and stars were created Birds fish and land animals male and female man were created on the fifth and sixth days respectively Finally on the seventh day God restedIt seems that the main point is that God is the creator of all things in particular and the 7th day shows that God isnt bound to creating things He isnt simply a creation machine but can sit back and enjoy His creation which attributes to Him human characteristics He isnt impersonal In Genesis 2 the creation only takes a meager one day to complete First God creates the man Adam when He blew into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living beingGenesis 27 Second God creates plants in the Garden of Eden Third God brings the animals to Adam who names each of them Seeing that for Adam no fitting helper was found So the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon the man and while he slept He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman and He brought her to the man Genesis 220-22 Another point that affirms that Genesis 1 and 2 are two separate creation stories is that in
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