The two Creation stories

Go back and read Genesis carefully. Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are two different Creation stories. Nor can we erroneously say Genesis 2 is a more detailed description of Genesis 1, for it clearly emphasizes the second Creation was a consequence of the first (the key is Genesis 2: 5-6). The difference between “earth” and “ground” is important here.

In one, man and woman were instantly created together upon the “earth”, and in the image of the Almighty. But in the second one man and woman came to consciousness at different times through a gradual development, and were formed from the “dust of ground”. Thus no longer in the image of the Almighty (and the personalities who comprise the mysterious “us” in “our image”–Genesis 1:36). The formation of man from the dust of the ground occurred after the “7 days”, thus after there was already another man created on the “sixth day”.

Furthermore, the first “man” was invested with full authority and dominion to rule…actual leadership, but the second man was only invested with the task of “naming”. A difference like day and night.

I put quotes because it does not literally mean days, earth, dust etc…but is metaphorical.

I know the picture is so new that the first human instinct is to reject it. But do not rush into the default stance of obstinacy. Just take a deep breath, go back and read carefully, give it some time, reflect deeply, and if you allow the intuition to guide, the picture will slowly sink in. One step at a time.

~Ikenna Q Ezealah

About Ikenna Q Ezealah

Ikenna Q Ezealah is a writer, author and essayist whose themes embrace human-spiritual development.
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