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The '''creation story''' is the [[Bible|biblical]] account of the creation of the [[world]] by God, contained in the early chapters of the book of [[Genesis]].
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The '''creation story''' is the [[Bible|biblical]] account of the creation of the [[world]] by God, contained in the early chapters of the book of [[Genesis]] in the [[Old Testament]].
  
 
== The days ==
 
== The days ==
  
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 world in six days ([[Hebrew]] ''yom''), before resting on the seventh.
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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 world in six days ([[Hebrew]] ''yom''), before resting on the seventh.
 
Created on each day were:
 
Created on each day were:
 
# Heavens, [[Earth]], and [[light]]
 
# Heavens, [[Earth]], and [[light]]
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In contrast to the chronological arrangement of chapter 1 (up to verse 4 of chapter 2), chapter 2 describes in greater detail the creation of man and the [[Garden of Eden]].
 
In contrast to the chronological arrangement of chapter 1 (up to verse 4 of chapter 2), chapter 2 describes in greater detail the creation of man and the [[Garden of Eden]].
  
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.
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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, or at least before they are brought before Adam.  Those who take this view usually believe that this apparent [[Alleged Bible contradictions|contradiction]] is evidence that the two chapters originated as two separate accounts.
  
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 argue that the word 'formed' in verse 19 can legitimately be read as 'had formed' (as used in the NIV translation).
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Others see no lack of harmony among the accounts, but believe chapter two is intended to show the sixth day of creation from the view of man in the garden.  It is also argued that the word 'formed' in verse 19 can legitimately be read as 'had formed' (as used in the NIV translation).  Indeed, in that case with the garden (plants) already existing before man and animals already having been formed, but merely being brought before Adam, there is no contradiction at all.
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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* Peake, A.S., ''Commentary on the Bible'' (Nelson, 1962)
 
* Peake, A.S., ''Commentary on the Bible'' (Nelson, 1962)
 
* Young, R., ''Analytical Concordance to the Holy Bible'' (Lutterworth, 1939)
 
* Young, R., ''Analytical Concordance to the Holy Bible'' (Lutterworth, 1939)
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* ''The NIV Study Bible'' (Zondervan, 1985)
 
[[Category:Creationism]]
 
[[Category:Creationism]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Revision as of 00:50, 20 July 2007

The creation story is the biblical account of the creation of the world by God, contained in the early chapters of the book of Genesis in the Old Testament.

The days

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 world in six days (Hebrew yom), before resting on the seventh. Created on each day were:

  1. Heavens, Earth, and light
  2. Sky and sea
  3. Dry land and plants
  4. Sun, moon, and stars
  5. Fish and birds
  6. Land animals and man

The account in chapter 2

In contrast to the chronological arrangement of chapter 1 (up to verse 4 of chapter 2), chapter 2 describes in greater detail the creation of man and the Garden of Eden.

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, or at least before they are brought before Adam. Those who take this view usually believe that this apparent contradiction is evidence that the two chapters originated as two separate accounts.

Others see no lack of harmony among the accounts, but believe chapter two is intended to show the sixth day of creation from the view of man in the garden. It is also argued that the word 'formed' in verse 19 can legitimately be read as 'had formed' (as used in the NIV translation). Indeed, in that case with the garden (plants) already existing before man and animals already having been formed, but merely being brought before Adam, there is no contradiction at all.

Sources

  • Cruden, A., Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testaments (Lutterworth, 1930)
  • The Holy Bible (King James Version)
  • The New English Bible (Oxford & Cambridge University Presses, 1970)
  • The New Jerusalem Bible (Darton, Longman & Todd, 1990)
  • 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)

References