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TWO CREATIONS:           Genesis 1 and Genesis 2

By Sylvan F. Tyrrel

            The choice is yours.  You may believe in only one creation of Man and Woman, or you may believe that God Created people in His image twice.  Moses wrote Genesis as God told it to him.  That was a long time ago (about 1440 BC), and the language was interpreted several times with questionable accuracy and meaning of words. 

            The argument about one or two creative acts of God will probably go on as long as the Bible is being printed.  Some believe that Genesis 4: 1 and 24 were changed to make Cain and Abel the sons of Adam and Eve.  Verse one may have originally only introduced Cain, “I have gotten a Man from the Lord”.  

By adding “Adam knew his wife”, or changing it from “the Man knew his wife” in Gen 4 clearly makes a difference in interpretation.  The following verses, 2 thru 24 are all about the lives of Cain and Abel, and the consequences of their actions. 

The scribes did not separate the verses of the Bible into ‘Chapters and Verses’.  Gen 4: 25 and 26 should be the leading verses in Genesis 5, and leave out “again” in verse 25, which links Cain and Abel to Adam and Eve.

Finally, Genesis 1 is about the acts of God in the 6th day of creation; and. Genesis 2 is about the acts of the Lord God on the 7th day ending the creation.  TIME ZERO is before God rested on the 7th day, and God’s Time-Line begins when Adam is 130 years of age. 

Antiquity is be definition the acts of God during the 6-days of creation.  Historians and especially (UNESCO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, applied dates of events to be politically correct, moving ‘antiquity’ into the last 12,000 years, because they have no reference point to earlier history, which is accepted only by faith.

 

This is my personal interpretation.

 

THE CASE of TWO CREATIVE ACTS by GOD:

 

            During the 6th day when God was creating the Universe, He created a Man and a Woman, and the story is related to us in Genesis 1.

            Genesis 1        27 - So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 - And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

            There is no mention of “Sin”.  It appears that all the humans could communicate directly with God. 

            Great Cities of Antiquity includes but not limited to:

Uz, where Job lived, The Land of Nod, where Cain went to find a wife and a safe heaven from those that might kill him, and other cities around the world; such as, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, which some historians estimate its age between 35,000 and 70,000 years.  This is contrary the local authorities in Egypt that place it in the time of Rameses.       Isaiah 14: 12-15 Satan is cast out of heaven into the Earth.

Isaiah 14:       12 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 - I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 - Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

It was a time when Satan (the son of the morning) appeared before God along with other supernatural beings.  Satan challenges God to prove his creation of man to be in His image.  Job suffered as a faithful servant to God. 

Job 1: 1 - There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Job 1: 6 - Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1: 7 - And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.                       

Genesis 4 is all about Cain and Abel, which should have followed Genesis 1, and excluded the references to Adam and Eve.  Cain and Abel talked with God.  Christians believe that Abel was the first Christ, born to bring down Satan. 

I believe that Satan perverted the mind of Cain causing him to kill Abel.  God had warned Cain telling him “sin lieth at the door”.

God put a mark on Cain to protect him from those that might kill him.  Cain could not live with those around him (like Job’s associates that lived in Uz), but he would be accepted in the Land of Nod, a place eastward of Eden. 

So, Cain went to the Land of Nod and found a wife, and the generations Cain are given also in Genesis 4: 2-24.

            During the 7th day when God rested from creating the Universe, He creates Adam and Eve and places them in the Garden of Eden.  This is the 2nd creation of mankind, and the story is given in Genesis 2.

Genesis 2:       7 - And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 - And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:       16 - And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 - But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18 - And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:       21 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 - And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:       25 - And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

            The Lord clearly tells Adam that disobedience is “Sin” and the wages of “Sin is Death”.  Both Adam and Eve could communicate directly with God. 

            In Genesis 3, the Serpent (Satan) deceives Eve and causes her to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.  She then offers it to Adam and he freely disobeys God.

Genesis 3:       5 - For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 - And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 - And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:       21 - Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 - Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 - So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

God tells the Serpent his punishment is to be transformed from the “Son of the Morning” to a snake the will go on its belly eating dust from then on. 

God also explains the consequences of disobedience to Adam and Eve, driving them our of the Garden of Eden least they eat of the Tree of Life (The Work of God) and has everlasting life in sin. 

Abel (the first Christ that would have defeated Satan was killed) and God sets his plan in motion that through Adam and Eve the “children odd God” begins.

Genesis 4:       25 - And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

26 - And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

The first entry of God’s Time-Line begins with the birth of Seth (2) when Adam (1) is 130 years of age.

Genesis 5:       1 - This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 - Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 - And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

 

            From Genesis 6, God provides us with His reasoning regarding the two creative acts.  We may not understand, but all things are made perfect through God.  He is still ‘on the throne’ and in control.

Genesis 6:       1 - And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 - That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 - And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4 - There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.

5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.

6 - And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7 - And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8 - But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

            The “sons of God” were the ‘Men of Old, Men of Renown’ that communicated with God in antiquity, they were Giants, they build the Great cities around the Earth, they accomplished their achievements through faith and the blessing from their creator.  These extraordinary men of old, men of renown, supernatural beings became a problem when they found the “daughters of men” to be desirable.

            God will end their lives on Earth by the great flood.  God takes away the habitat of those men of old, but their spirits will be with God, because they are “the sons of God”.  The “sons of men” are left after the flood, which are the sons of Noah (10).

Ezek 14:          12 - Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver [but] their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

And again in:

Ezek 14:          20 - Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness

            Righteousness belongs to God (Melchizedek is the righteousness of God, the priest of the most high God).

Psa 110:          4 – The Lord hath sworn. And will  not repent.  Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Heb 7:             1 - For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

Heb 7:             2 - To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Heb 7:             3 - Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

 

TWO CREATIONS: Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, by Sylvan F. Tyrrel, Copyright 2014, all right reserved to include OneMansShadow.com website.

 

 

OTHER COMMENTS and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

            In the days of Gold Mining in Alaska, the fast frozen remains of Saber-toothed Tigers, Jungle foliage and the Wooly Mammoth were shoveled out of natural caves where they expected to find Gold.   Similar evidence of a worldwide catastrophe are found in Siberia.  A strong scientific theory point to the Earth changing its Poles with its Equator, rolling violently 90 degrees causing mile high waves to traverse the Earth sweeping away the evidence of human existence.  Glaciers are recent evidence that help us to understand why our history sadly covers about the last 12,000 years.

            Mankind was a cave dweller 12,000 years ago fighting for daily survival.  If our Earth makes another whiplash of 90 degrees we might become cave dwellers again.  There are great cities built in antiquity that shout out, ‘we were not always cave dwellers’. 

            United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) applied dates thought to be the time that great cities were built around the world.  In all cases I found UNESCO places the time of existence within the last 12,000 years, because they have no history of earlier antiquity.  The dating is more political then factual. 

Some historians place building the Great Pyramid in Egypt between 35,000 and 70,000 years ago, which is contrary the local authorities in Egypt that place it in the time of Rameses.  Studying the mummies of the time of Rameses offers only an assumption that those were the builders, without any logical explanation of how they did it. 

 By Sylvan F.  Tyrrel, Copyright 2014 all rights reserved.

            The following is from “commentaries” by Norman C. Habel, The book of Job, Copyright 1985, published by The Westminster Press ™, Philadelphia, PA, ISBN 0=664+22218-8

            “A full appreciation of the artistic unity and literary design of the book of Job is also dependent on as understanding of the heroic world in which the characters of the narrative are located.  That world is a fictive domain. Derived in part from ancient tradition. But re-created by the poet as a realm where heroic roles and speeches can be expressed with epic force   The characters of the story are located in a distant patriarchal world more that a thousand years before the time of the author, a world uncluttered by the later traditions of Israel.  Thus, just as the work is framed by a narrative plot, the characters are framed by an ancient setting outside Israel.

            The only two references to the hero elsewhere in the Old Testament, both of which appear in Ezekiel 14: 14 and 20.”

Ezekiel 14: 14 - Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver [but] their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.

                        15 - If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:

                        16 -  [Though] these three men [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.

                        17 - Or [if] I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:

                        18 - Though these three men [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.

                        19 - Or [if] I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:

Ezekiel 14: 20 - Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

                        21 - For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore [80] judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

            Ezekiel 28: