This three segment series by Pete Enns highlights the discrepancies that exist between the creation stories of Genesis 1 and 2. According to his analysis, they have different time scales, views of God’s creative role, and order of events. Additionally, the two accounts bear similarities to other Ancient Near Eastern creation narratives, giving a good reason to think twice before reading these chapters as literal descriptions.
  • Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 1

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    Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 1 | Pete Enns

    Pete Enns looks at the discrepancies between the creation stories of Genesis 1 and 2 and argues that there are four good reasons to carefully consider these differences. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3
  • Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 2

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    Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 2 | Pete Enns

    Some think that since Genesis 1 is poetry, it can be relieved of the burden of historicity—while Genesis 2, being narrative, is intended as a literal description of historical e... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 3

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    Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 3 | Pete Enns

    One thing that these two stories have in common, though, is their high view of humanity. This distinguishes the biblical creation stories from other stories of the ancient world. &nb... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3