[quote=my agatha]I’m so confused.
In Gen 1:27 it says that God created man and woman on the 6th day.
But, then in Gen 2:7, after the day of rest it says:
“And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” ASV
He creates a woman later in Gen 2:23.
So… which is it? On the sixth day, creating man and woman together? Or, after the seventh, creating man first, and then woman from the rib?
Those are two different accounts in the same “book”. It’s not meant to be read as a sequential account, chapter two following chapter one. It’s better to think of chapter one as an overview, and chapter two as the human-specific elements of the story.
In other words, chapter one tells us why the universe is important, and where humans fit in the universe, then chapter two describes the how humans relate to God. The rest of the chapters describe how our place in the world, and our relationship with God, changed through early history and the beginning of the Covenant.
Hope that helps!
Peace and God bless!