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DEDICATION & HISTORY:
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IN THE BEGINNING:
THE WORD = LANGUAGE
ADAM TO THE LAND
OF PROMISE
THE LANGUAGE OF
GRAPHICS - THE DAYS
WOMEN CALLED TO
THE PLAN OF CREATION
AFTER THEIR KIND,
AFTER ITS KIND
TWO CREATIONS?
TWO ADAMS?
PUTTING IT ALL
TOGETHER
VERY UNUSUAL
FINDINGS
One Creation? Two Creations? Two adams?
It was the graphics approach that led me, eventually, to understand why God offered up what appears to be an alternate version of Creation with the Genesis 2 verses about the people God "formed" of the dust of the earth and into which He breathed the "breath of life".  These are the same beings where "woman" was "taken out of man" (Genesis 2:23) as opposed to being “created” in the image of God, “male and female” (Genesis 1:27). It was also those who died in the flood of Noah, “all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life.” (Genesis 7:22, “flesh” Genesis 6:3, 7:21.  
    Though Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 appear, on the surface, to both be speaking about Creation they also seem to offer conflicting order of events – that is unless examined much more closely.  The content of my Creation project is partially devoted to showing how these accounts are not in conflict and how their differences permit a more comprehensive understanding of major points of the Bible.  
    To simplify what I am getting at let’s say that Genesis 1:1-2, the very first sentences, is an exceptionally brief synopsis of the period in which man was formed of the “dust of the earth” discussed in Genesis 2. Genesis 2:4 stipulates that it is about to relate “the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day the LORD God made earth and heaven.  Since there is no single “day” in Genesis 1:3 – 2:3 in which God created earth and heaven this must refer to the “beginning [when] God created the heavens and the earth” Gen.1:1.  (See Overview A area graphic). There is no suggestion in the Bible text as to how long the “beginning” was before God organized the creation according to the “days” of Genesis 1:3 –
2:3 (Overview B above).
     The individual words used in Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 2:4 provide a positive link for these two passages and supports a position that the Genesis 2 account of the man and woman are relating back to Genesis 1:1 and not the “days”.  Using the Septuagint (click for online version) as a reference, in order to bypass any possible Babylonian influences in English from Hebrew translations, we find that the word for heavens in “the beginning” Genesis 1:1, 1:9 and Genesis 2:4, “in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven” is οὐρανὸν.  (The discovery of many fragments in the Dead Sea scrolls agree with the Septuagint.) This particular word, οὐρανὸν, is used only one time within the “days” and that instance does not relate to a second day where God calls the expanse / firmament heaven (RASV) but to a third day when God gathered the waters “below heaven into one place”.  All of the other references in the creation days (Genesis 1:6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17 & 20) is to the expanse (also firmament) God called Heaven.  This shows a direct connection between Genesis 2:4 and Genesis 1:1, about the very beginning.
     This arrangement of the text is very confusing to most people because it is in such a jumbled order.  But nothing in the Bible suggests that everything written in Genesis follows an ever-forward time-line.  It is simply man’s tendency to try to see things that way.  There is also nothing simply put in the Bible to lend to the opinion of some that the Genesis 1 vs Genesis 2 accounts were written by different people or that they are in any way contradictory.  To say otherwise is to deny the factuality of the Bible and to provide a fleshly (logical) answer to a spiritual question, i.e. an assumption from scholarly overkill or spiritual ignorance.  The words stand for the scholar and the uneducated alike, and are all true despite man’s lack of comprehension.
     To confirm the position that Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are not in conflict, it deserves noting that Genesis 4:25 begins the account of Adam’s line through Seth, which continues through the book of
Exodus.  It clearly states that they are “created” (ἐποίησεν) in the image, and likeness, of God (Genesis 5:1-3).  This stands in direct contrast to the man of Genesis 2 who was “formed” (ἔπλασεν = molded) of the dust of the earth, and where woman was “taken from the man”.  They are not contradicting one another but showing us a difference that is very key.  God is clearly making a distinction to us about “man” descended of Seth and those before Seth –  man created in the image of God vs man formed of the dust.  This does not suggest that there were actually two Adams but that man was not in the “image of God” until the line of Seth (Genesis 5:3), “of Adam, of God” (some translations read “the son of Adam, the son of God”) Luke 3:38.  It was not until this point that God “blessed them and named them Man” Genesis 5:2.
     Too, God emphasized to us in Genesis 1:27 He “created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  By reiterating “He created them” it should be obvious that the “blessed” man and the woman were individually created in God’s image, that the woman’s flesh and bone was not taken out of man as in Genesis 2, proving that these stories are intended to shed light on something we don’t ordinarily think of when we rush through a reading of Genesis.  Slow down and look at what it actually says.  The Genesis 2 account of man and woman relates to Genesis 1:1, not The Days of Genesis 1:3-2:3.
     Some teach that there was a “pre-adamic race” on the earth based in part on certain Bible translations that say God commanded the man created on the 6th day to “replenish” the earth.  Other translations say “fill” or “fulfill” the earth.  Either way the idea that a race of people populated the earth before man was created in the image of God would be consistent with what I am illustrating here.  A “race” of people before man was created in the image and likeness of God would, by this accounting, be the man molded of the dust. Interestingly, this man formed of the dust is consistent with what evolutionists say about the origins of life.
   
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DEDICATION & HISTORY    IN THE BEGINNING: THE WORD = LANGUAGE    ADAM TO THE LAND OF PROMISE
THE LANGUAGE OF GRAPHICS - THE DAYS    WOMEN CALLED TO THE PLAN OF CREATION    TWO CREATIONS? TWO ADAMS?
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER    VERY UNUSUAL FINDINGS


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