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In the two creation accounts God is portrayed in two different ways In the first account God is portrayed as an ultimate or Supreme Being that creates the world by fiat which are divine spoken words An example of this is found in Genesis 13 which says Then God said let there be light and there was light This is the fiat command that creates light in the first account of creation and demonstrates the supreme power of God In the second Genesis account God is portrayed as a much more mortal being a concept called anthropomorphism In Genesis 27 God creates man but it wasnt done through fiat It says Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being This account of God creating man is much different from the first account because God is physlically-taking part in creating man instead of using powers by way of fiat Another instance that portrays God as more humanlike is found in Genesis 28 where it says God planted the garden in Eden The use of the word planted suggests that God physically interacted with the earth to create the garden A second difference between the two creation accounts is the order in which the world was created In the first account God created light sea land vegetation living creatures then man and woman In the second account God created man from the earth so land was created before man then God planted the garden in Eden and provided animals to give man a helper The woman is the last creature to be created in the second account and is actually the same order in which the woman was created in the first account The main difference in the two accounts is that man and woman are created last in the first account and in the second account man is
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