Genesis 1 & 2 and their problems


#1

The two accounts put man being created at different places.

Errr… serious problem. How did the ancient writers NOT see this problem while writing.

And thus, how could the Holy Spirit be behind it?

Searching In Christ.

Andre.


#2

You might want to specify the problem a little more explicitly if you would like a response…


#3

From the Todedoths of Genesis

[left] TWO ACCOUNTS OF CREATION
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[left]Ignorance of the nature of the sources from which the Book of Genesis was compiled has led modern scholars into saying things like: “The second chapter of Genesis is more ancient than the first,” or: “The order of Genesis is wrong,” or again: “There are two accounts of creation, each written centuries after Moses.”
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[left]The documentist view is that the first chapter of Genesis was put into writing by an unknown author, or school of writers, in about the 8th century BC (many hundreds of years after Moses). I believe that the arguments presented in this article completely lay to rest any such claims.
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[left]But, asked Wiseman, does the narrative of the first chapter of Genesis itself give any clue as to the time when it was written? To which question he answered that, in addition to the ancient literary method of the colophon dating, there are “some pieces of evidence which seem to assist us in ascertaining the chronological place of Genesis chapter 1 in the Old Testament.”(55) And he went on to list these as follows:

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#4

[quote=Magicsilence]The two accounts put man being created at different places.

Errr… serious problem. How did the ancient writers NOT see this problem while writing.

And thus, how could the Holy Spirit be behind it?

Searching In Christ.

Andre.

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One possible explanation: the two accounts are written from different perspectives—Chapter 1 being from God’s point of view, and chapter two from man’s point of view. Chapter 2 may not be the chronological order in which things were actually created, but the order in which they appeared to Adam in the garden.

Both chapters are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit.


#5

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