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Originally posted by miriam0566
several people have pointed it out already spy. the 2 accounts dont conflict, its just that one has more detail than the other.
why does it seem to be 2 separate accounts? more than likely they were 2 separate scrolls. the bible wasnt always organized the way it is today. genesis is actually a group of writings that is put in chronological order.
 This is the book of the generations of Adam.
most of the bible is actually a collection of writings over time. psalms is written by several people over many years. we put it all together so its easier to reference
Originally posted by spy66
Well when i read the first 6 day story. God created wilde animal,creeps and cattle before he created man.
God also created the plants,trees and seeds before he created man.
In Moses second telling:
There is no plants growing.
God opens a rift in the ground and water pours out. And the plans get water to grow.
Then God created Adam with clay.
Then God creates the Garden of Eden somewhere in the east. And put Adam there to look after the garden.
this is the one part that seems to conflict, but it can be explained from the context of science and the bible.
Then God creates all the animals big and small,and brings them forth to Adam to give names.
I might be wrong but its what i read. I read two different orders of creation.
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by miriam0566
I have to read it some more
But i have another question.
Gods first command was: Let there be light. What kind of light was he talking about! It cant be our sun.
The 3rd day. Translated from my Norwegian Bible
God creates the two big lights. The first one to role in day time and the smaller one to role the night and the stars. God put them in the sky to shine on earth. To give us day time and night time. And its morning the 4th day.
What light was God referring to when he gave his first command: Let there be light!
About 4.4 billion years ago, the surface had cooled enough to form a crust. It was heavily populated with volcanoes which released steam, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. This led to the early "second atmosphere", which was primarily carbon dioxide and water vapor, with some nitrogen but virtually no oxygen. This second atmosphere had approximately 100 times as much gas as the current atmosphere, but as it cooled much of the carbon dioxide was dissolved in the seas and precipitated out as carbonates. The later "second atmosphere" contained largely nitrogen and carbon dioxide. However, simulations run at the University of Waterloo and University of Colorado in 2005 suggest that it may have had up to 40% hydrogen. It is generally believed that the greenhouse effect, caused by high levels of carbon dioxide and methane, kept the Earth from freezing.
One of the earliest types of bacteria was the cyanobacteria, which formed into colonies called stromatolites. Fossil evidence indicates that bacteria shaped like these existed approximately 3.3 billion years ago and were the first oxygen-producing evolving phototropic organisms. They were responsible for the initial conversion of the earth's atmosphere from an anoxic state to an oxic state (that is, from a state without oxygen to a state with oxygen) during the period 2.7 to 2.2 billion years ago. Being the first to carry out oxygenic photosynthesis, they were able to produce oxygen while sequestering carbon dioxide in organic molecules, playing a major role in oxygenating the atmosphere. This is often referred to as the Oxygen Catastrophe. The increase in the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere required time because iron and other elements in the Earth's crust reacted with oxygen, removing it from the atmosphere.
Originally posted by slymattb
hey how do some of you christian stay in spirit??? seriously