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Creation story

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Some believe that in chapter two, creation appears to take only one day (''yom'', cf verse 4), with man apparently being created before the plants have grown, and ''before'' the animals are created since, according to the text, God, having created man, specifically says that he is creating them so that the man should not be alone.
Most of the world's academic Bible scholars explain this apparent [[Alleged Bible contradictions|contradiction]] by suggesting that the two chapters in fact originated as two quite separate accounts (see [[Genesis]]). Fundamentalist Conservative commentators, however, typically insist that chapter two is not intended as a chronological account, and some are even prepared to argue that the word 'formed' in verse 19 can legitimately be read as 'had formed' (as used in the NIV translation), notwithstanding the fact that the Hebrew original is clearly in the imperfect tense/mood ('formed', 'was forming') not the pluperfect ('had formed').[]
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