Genesis 1-2: One or Two Narratives?

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Speaker: Walter Kaiser

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.