Multiple Creation Stories In Genesis

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1. Discuss the multiple creation stories in Genesis. Discuss the similarities and differences within the narratives. What do these tell us about the authors and their worldview? What potential link can be drawn to later apocalyptic literature? Genesis is written by two different groups. The two groups are the priests and the folklore. Both Genesis one and two have similarities and differences. The first difference between Genesis one and Genesis two is the order of creation. In the priestly narrative, Genesis one, the order of creation falls in order of light/dark, sky, dry land, vegetation, stars/sun, animals (sea monsters and fish), land animals, and humans. Humans have been created last but another difference in short is that male and females were birthed at the same time unlike Genesis two where Eve came from Adam. In Genesis two, Adam is made, however; in Genesis one verse twenty-seven, God does not give man a name “male and…show more content…
The first similarity is creation. God (even if it is multiple Gods, the Assembly of God, or just one God) creates everything. Animals, plants, life, light, and darkness are created. They might not coincide with each other but they both have a sense of creation. Another similarity is, man is made in the image of God and his likeness, “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them” (Coogan, 2010, p. 12). God made man to be like himself but doesn’t give man the power that he holds. God still had authority over man and doesn’t want anyone to have the same or equalness of power as he does. The third similarity is, man is meant to multiply. God has simply spoken and said that man should multiple. Man should live long lives and multiply. The final similarity between the two stories is that man is above animals. Even though man is made last in one and before in the other, man is still above animals. It is the job of man to sacrifice and take care of these

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