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Creation story

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According to the first chapter of {{merge|Biblical creation account}}The '''creation story''' is the [[Bible|biblical]]'s book account of the creation of the [[Genesisworld]], by God (, contained in the form early chapters of the plural ''Elohim'') created book of [[Genesis]] in the world in six days ([[HebrewOld Testament]] ''yom''), before resting on the seventh - light and darkness on the first day, sky and sea on the second, earth and plants on the third, sun, moon and stars on the fourth, fishes and birds on the fifth, animals and finally man on the sixth.
According to chapter two, however, creation appears to take only one day (''yom'', cf verse 4), with man apparently being created before the plants have grown, and most certainly ''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.== The days ==
Most According to the first chapter of Genesis (including the first few verses of the second chapter), God (in the form of the plural ''Elohim'') created the worldin six days ([[Hebrew]] ''yom''), before resting on the seventh.Created on each day were:# Heavens, [[Earth]], and [[light]]# [[Sky]] and [[sea]]# Dry land and [[plant]]s academic Bible scholars explain this apparent # [[Alleged Bible contradictionsSun]], [[moon]], and [[star]]s# [[Fish]] and [[bird]]s# Land [[animal]]s and [[homo sapiens|contradictionman]] by suggesting that the two chapters  == The account in fact originated as two quite separate accounts chapter 2 == In contrast to the chronological arrangement of chapter 1 (see up to verse 4 of chapter 2), chapter 2 describes in greater detail the creation of man and the [[GenesisGarden of Eden]])<ref></ref>. Fundamentalist Conservative commentators Some believe that in chapter two, however, typically insist 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, or at least before they are brought before Adam. Those who take this view usually without advancing any very cogent believe that this apparent contradiction is evidence<ref>http://wwwthat the two chapters originated as two separate</ref>) that  Others see no lack of harmony among the accounts, but believe chapter two is not intended as a chronological account, and some are even prepared to argue (on show the basis sixth day of creation from the NIV version) view of man in the garden. It is also argued that the word 'formed' in verse 19 can legitimately be read as 'had formed', notwithstanding (as used in the fact NIV translation). Indeed, in that case with the Hebrew original garden (plants) already existing before man and animals already having been formed, but merely being brought before Adam, there is no contradiction at all. This can be seen more clearly when verse 19 is read in context:{{Bible quote|And the imperfect tense/mood ('formed'LORD God said, 'was forming') [It is] not good that the pluperfect ('had formed')man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.[http:<br /><br /www>And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name<br /cgi-bin><br /c>And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for<br />|book=Gen&chapterGenesis|chap=2&verse|verses=19&18-20|version=KJV#19]}} Furthermore, even those that propose that the two chapters began as two separate accounts accept that the two have been together in the Bible for thousands of years.Yet for most of that time, the vast majority of believers have seen no discrepancy.Jesus himself quoted from both chapters at the one time, showing that he didn't see them as two contradictory accounts.This points to the only discrepancy being an imagined one.
* Peake, A.S., ''Commentary on the Bible'' (Nelson, 1962)
* Young, R., ''Analytical Concordance to the Holy Bible'' (Lutterworth, 1939)
* ''The NIV Study Bible'' (Zondervan, 1985)
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