I’ve been having an active discussion/debate with one of my best friends(He’s a well informed Catholic and is going into Seminary this fall) who tells me that Genesis Chapter 1 and 2 are two different stories of creation. Pardon my stupidity, but, I thought they were the SAME story!? The two chapters just focusing on different topics(creation, and Adam and Eve) .
His arguement focuses on the order of the creation of the animals and humans during the 6th day in Chapter 1. Then in Chapter 2 it apparently takes on a different order, making the two chapters out to be two, not-so-coherent stories.
My arguement is that since the translations we use differ slightly (NIV and KJV) God had already created the animals and were bringing them to Adam in 2:19 to be named, making the two chapters one cohesive story.
What would the Catholic reasoning be behind the continuity between these chapters? or lack there of?
Stubbornly seeking the truth, Troy Niemeier