The Bible: Questioning The Two Versions Of Creation

April 28, 2013 — 5 Comments

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Creation, Again?

Let’s jump back to Genesis Chapters 1 & 2. This is one of the biggest reasons I had to leave the church, because I could not reconcile the massive problem that two creations pose. In Chapter 1 we have the gods (the Elohim) who created everything, benevolently and equal. It reads in modern versions as simply God, in a masculine form, but references “us” and “our” which isn’t something it does in the rest of the Bible.

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)…Above you will see how the scripture uses pluralisms to describe this specific process in creation. It then reverts back to a singular form, which is odd. This Genesis 1:26 is very strange in that nowhere else in scripture does God refer to “himself” in the plural. This cannot be a “majestic plural” which appeared in the late 12th century when royalty/clergy would refer to themselves in the plural. Before this, there was no “majestic plural” and never before then did someone refer to themselves in the plural when they were a singular entity, describing themselves. Then Creation occurs again? Although very similar, there are problems with this second creation story.

The Bible starts with this:

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

However, the second creation starts with this:

4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. (Genesis 2:4)

Interesting distinction… God vs. the Lord God!! Which of these two are rightfully God? If you remember above, I mentioned that Baal translated means “The Lord” which could very well be this secondary figure that Genesis 2:4 begins to mention. Also of interesting note is that this second creation begins on the first-chapter God’s 7th day, the day of rest. A day which was made sanctified for all to rest, this new god began creating again.

This new “God” does everything a little bit differently. Like completely changing the order of Creation. It feels like it attempts to play off the original Creation, but since the order is entirely different it cannot be the same. Also, it feels unplanned, like he was going “Oh yeah, you’ll need this… oh and this too..” which isn’t very “perfect” or “all-knowing” or even slightly “with it” really.

It’s interesting that later on, in Mark, Jesus clears up which of the two stories was real:

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Mark 10:6)

Notice he does not say the Lord God, and that he also says they were created simultaneously which is just like the first story, nothing like the second.

In case you’re not convinced, let’s examine the orders of the Creation stories:

The Order of Creation, and then again, but different this time

GENESIS 1 CREATION (God’s Version)

Broken into Days

Follows this order:
-Day 1: Heavens & Earth & Day & Night
-Day 2: Dividing the Waters
-Day 3: Dry Land & seas, also grass, herbs, & trees
-Day 4: The Sun & The Moon, dividing day and night
-Day 5: Ocean and Air creatures
-Day 6: Land creatures & Man and Woman
-Day 7: Rested, Sanctified

Called everything good upon creating it

Man & Woman were equals

Made no rules for mankind, nor conditions for life. They were sent on their way because they were made “good”.

GENESIS 2 CREATION (The Lord God’s Version)

Not Broken into Days

Rough order:
1. Heavens and Earth
2. Plants
3. Man from dust
4. The Garden of Eden, Tree of Good & Evil
5. Beasts of the field
6. Woman from Man’s rib

Didn’t make a note of whether it was good or not

Man was made dominant over Woman

Threatened to kick them out when they eat of the Tree of Good & Evil and bring shame upon themselves. Told them they would DIE.

I think it’s pretty clear which God I would want to be created by and which one it would be an absolute nightmare to have been created by. The stories may be similar but they are strikingly different, different enough to not be the same, close enough to confuse Christians into believing they are the same. Hopefully that has been cleared up now….(Full Article Viahttps://www.facebook.com/notes/loren-willis/research-religion-and-spirituality-part-1/10150890691310612)

Thank You To Loren Willis For Allowing Me To Repost This Here On Anunnaki Files

 

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5 responses to The Bible: Questioning The Two Versions Of Creation

  1. 

    Nice discussion and valid points made. There is much deception but bit by bit it will be exposed to give us truth and a strong future.

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      Yes I agree there is, one has to be very careful what is taken in (read, watched etc) and be very discerning. Very important to trust one’s own intuition. Thank you for reading and commenting 🙂

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  2. 

    It would be helpful if you could include some of the background of the editing and redaction of the Bible. Obviously this was not a first person account, but the result of the historic storyteller.
    The “Two Versions” as you term them are actually one and the same from different perspectives, and for different purposes. The mistake most people make when studying the Bible is that they assume it to be a book of history or a book of science. It is neither and is not intended to produce an historically accurate account of the creation. Those passages are written for the spiritual value in understanding the relationship between God and humanity. The first chapter is about the origin and God’s omnipotence. The second chapter is about humans and our weakness.

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  3. 

    A very good piece based of facts. The author took careful consideration of the facts and the audience, kept it to pure facts and balanced the info in outstanding chronology.
    He probably knew that if he went into Codex Vaticanus and Codex Judas and othe books that would have changed the course of history if included might have been “one toke over the line sweet Jesus”.
    It’s amazing that with today’s electronic access to information and the ability to discern such information, so many of us fail to invest 30 or 40 hours to find out the truth about the most influential book in history, a book that shaped most of our lives.
    Even the hardest core Christians remain unaware that their book of choice, the book that has changed their lives in hundreds of ways was edited , re-edited, changed, cut short of critical books and filled sublime life impacting stuff.
    Hats off to the author for his balance of the truth as we know it, knowing full well that the other truth will not be balanced until the Vatican lets the world know the truth and gives us a peek at whats under the building in the Vatican.
    This is an A grade paper anywhere except of course at Norte Dame or some Christian college of sorts.

    si quaeratur magna loquitur veritatem (Truth speaks loud if sought)

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