Question: Compare and contrast the depictions of the deity in the first (Gn 1:1-2:4a) and second (Gn 2:4b-25) creation narratives.
Submitted to: Dr.Kennedy
Submitted by: Jenna Quilty (201203452)
Date: March 11th, 2013
The depictions of the deity portrayed in the first and second creation narratives, acquire similarities but also a lot of differences. Although both the first and second creation narratives depict how the deity made the earth, the heavens, plants, human-beings, and animals, they are told in very differentiating ways. When comparing genesis one to genesis two, you will ascertain how dissimilar they are. To start off, in Genesis one it is stated that there was already water on earth and that God had made the land by gathering water into basins, which he called seas, in comparison with genesis two in which there was only land on earth and that God sends rain down to earth which made streams. In genesis one god had brought forth vegetation first, “every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it”, and all wildlife before he created man, in genesis two it asserts that man was created by God before everything else. Also, in Genesis one it says that mankind was created in God’s image, where as in Genesis two it states that God created man from the dust of the earth, “he LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”,this puts up the question was man really created in Gods image, or just from the dust of the earth? In genesis one, the woman and the man are created at the same time, where as in Genesis two, the man was created from the dust of the earth first, then God made animals to give the man company but decided he needed something better and therefore made him a woman out of the mans own rib that God took out while the man was sleeping. In genesis one it says that God created the Heavens and...
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