Genesis 1 and 2: One or Two Narratives?



By Walter Kaiser  |  Friday 28 October 2011

Genesis 2 is not a second account of the creation that differs from the Genesis 1 narrative. Instead, it focuses on the Garden of Eden and does not give a contradictory account of the first description given in the preceding chapter. This explanation will account for the change in the divine name, the expressions of the �shrubs of the field,� and �grain of the field.� The chapter also includes the divine building of a woman who is a �power corresponding to the man.�

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