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The first story of creation is written by the Priest P in 450 BC P functions as both author and editor - arranging the order for which we read the texts The second story of creation was written by the Yahwist J in 950 BC J was a scribe of the court of Solomon in Jerusalem Ps version of the first story of creation impresses upon the reader Gods power fertility that the creation was good that there is only one God and that God is presented as King speaking to his court - the angels In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth there was Theomaky Meaning chaos and war in heaven among the gods Basically the creator gods bring everything as we know it into existence by ordering chaos According to Genesis Chapter One the first day God created night and day On the second day God created the firmament which separated the waters above and below On day three the dry earth was separated from the sea Dry earth brought forth vegetation It should be noted that God did not directly create vegetation On day four God created the luminaries and there was night and day The luminaries are not called moons and stars because they are just clocks On day five God put fish in the sea and birds in the sky On day six God created cattle and wild animals God also created man and the vegetation brought forth by the earth becomes sustenance for man Day seven is the day of celebration But what if we look at these days of creation in a different way The first three days can be grouped together as separation and the next three days can be grouped together as population Days one and four are matched sets On day one God created the light the night and the sky On day four there are luminaries light and there
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