Chapter 1:1 is P (Yahweh or’God’) created :” Heaven and Earth first, Light, waters, Heaven, Seas, plants, animals , finally man and woman last”, in that order.
But 2:7 is JE (Elohim or ‘LORD God’) created :”Man first, then plants, rivers, animals, and finally Eve from the rib” , in that order.
I would like to see ID analysis of this.
Genesis Chapter 2:4-25
** THIS SECTION FILLS IN THE DETAILS OF MAN’S CREATION ON DAY SIX. **
It is NOT a separate creation story! It is an expansion of the details of what happened on the sixth day, specifically in the Garden of Eden. Adam was created, and then God planted a garden for him and revealed animals for Adam to NAME. But plants, animals, air, all that was already in existence!
I understand why people have a vested interest in proving evolution, but failing to plainly read and understand a literary account is strange to me. (I took a “Darwinism & Judaism” class last quarter and my professor insisted that there were two creation accounts.) And even from a secular, plain, Kindergarten-level reading of the text gives no basis for such a conclusion.
“How did Moses obtain this account, so different from the absurd fictions of the pagans? Not from any human source, for man was not in existence to witness it. Not form the light of reason, for though intellect can know the eternal power of the Godhead and that GOd made all things, it cannot know how. None but the Creator Himself could give thid ata and, therefore, it is through faith that one understands that the worlds were formed by the Word of God.”
~ John Macarthur