How are the Priestly and Jahweh versions of creation similar? The .
beginning of time and the creation of the world has a dual telling, .
composed of two principal layers. There is the Priestly source that also.
provides an editorial framework, and a non-priestly narrative, identified by .
many scholars as belonging to the Jahweh version. The Priestly account of .
creation presents God as a divine ruler, creating the universe by decree in .
six days and resting on the seventh. The Jahweh version has a different .
style and order of events. It has creation in the Garden of Eden. How are .
the Priestly and Jahweh versions of creation are similar in results and .
actions, not in sequence. .
How was earth created by God? In the Priestly version, God .
creates light and separates it from darkness forming night and day. God .
then continues for a total of six days creating the world, culminating on .
the seventh day God resting in Sabbath. With this story God is systematic .
and calculating everything he does, with the long term in mind. The.
Priests version sounds almost like a theological version of the big bang .
theory. On the other hand the Jahweh version sounds more religious even .
though it gives the names of rivers that exist on earth. In their sequence .
man is created first by the breath of God (Gen 2 Verse 8) and then the .
Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man .
whom he had formed. .
How did all of the living creatures on earth come to be and how .
did they get their names? The dual tellings both have interesting versions. .
The Priests in verses 20-25 of their creation story tell us that God on the .
fifth and sixth day created all the living creatures, before man is created, .
but it does not say who names them. The Jahweh version has man at the .
center of Godâ€™s attention. In Genesis Ch 2 verses 18-20 God creates all of .
the creatures of the earth at the same time and actually takes them to man .