Genesis chapter 1 and 2

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 in Bible "contradictions", Bible Studies

Genesis chapter 1 account of creation is different to chapter 2

The alleged contradictions between chapters 1 and 2 in the book of Genesis are:

Chp1 v11 has grass, plants and trees made on day 3
Chp2 v8 has grass, plants and trees made after man on day 6

Chp1 v20 has birds made out of water on day 5
Chp2 v19 has birds made out of the ground on day 6

Chp1 v24 has animals made before man on day 6
Chp2 v19 has animals made after man on day 6

There is no contradiction in the Bible. The above can be easily explained as follows:

Day 3 God made some grass, plants and trees (chp1)
On day 6 after creating man (Adam), God made some more grass, plants and trees in the garden of Eden (chp2)

On day 5 God made some birds out of the water (chp 1).
On day 6 after creating man (Adam), God made some more birds but this time out of the ground (chp 2)

On day 6 God made animals before man (chp 1)
But after creating man (Adam), God planted the garden of Eden and created some more animals (chp 2)

As you can see, this is NOT a contradiction.

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