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Dual creation stories

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

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

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 God's attention. In Genesis Ch 2 verses 18-20 God creates a

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