Regarding Genesis and the beginning of all things...

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  1. Alive in Christ

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    In Genesis we have what appears to be 2 different accounts of the biginning of all things

    The 1st one ...Genesis 1:26-2:3






    The 2nd one...Genesis 2:4-2-25



    I would be interested in any and all views regarding this.

    And also, does anyone believe that Clarence Larkins view that there was a pre-adamic human population, but for some reason unknown to us, God destroyed it for some reason, and staerted over?

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  2. th1bill

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    What you´re pointing out has, over the years, been kicked around quite a bit and to understand it you need to study Ancient Hebrew Culture. When Moses recorded the first five books, the Pentateuch, the only means of adding emphases was to repeat and this often occurred by telling the point from more than one perspective and that is what you have here.

    ¡Worthy of note! Anytime God says something in scripture more than once it serves a body well to pay attention.

    It has been 18 or 19 years since I did any study on this and as much as i should never say this, I do not recall titles for study here.
     
  3. Dr. Walter

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    The Pre-adamic race theory completely invalidates Romans 5:12-18. Either sin entered into the world by one man - Adam - and sin destruction, death or it did not. No New Testament writer attributes sin, destruction, death to anyone but Adam.

    Genesis 1:1 declares God created the present heavens and earth. Genesis 1:2-2:4 provides a day by day account of how God created the heavens and earth. Genesis 2:5-3:18 provides additional necessary explanatory information to understand the nature of marriage and the fall and why man was removed from the garden. Without these additional details there would be no backdrop to understand marriage or the fall of man.
     
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    Genesis was compiled during Babylonian Captivity. Repeating information in two different ways is a Hebrew writing style.
     
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    The first is the Holy Spirit giving to Moses (commonly felt to have writtent it) the way in which God created mankind. So we might call it the Godward record.
    Now it has been told to me that in ancient world that the head of the family wouldcarry a staff similar to that of a shepherd and on that staff ould be recorded the family history, event after event births etc. would be recorded on the top of the staff. Then each head of the family would pass that staff down to the son he chose to be the next head of family, so Adam to Seth and so on. The Genesis 2 portion would be from the records passed along on the staff and then finally placed in a written form in Gensis, notice it quickly moves from Adam to the next generation till we see Noah and then after the flood it moves quickly to Abaha and then slows that would be when the most information really was traceable. Summary on Abrahams staff transfered down through time. So chapter two would be historical information from the staffs and inspired through the Holy Spirit to Moses.

    Larkin and there is a book by M.R. DeHahn earths earliest ages and the Ice Age that talk about a older earth that God created the globe we live on then The teaching satan sinned and was cast to the earth and Ice formed on it because angels hate ice and thus Satan's temporary punishment was to live on an Ice covered earth.
    Then God reformed the earth in Genesis 1:2 and begin to make it habitable for man and created man. The teaching also talks about the Dinasaurs having lived here until Satan sinned and the Ice Age came and they died. But all of this was done in order that man would have resources to live by.
    This is my understanding of it as I was taught it and read parts of the books. Someone else may have more on this but those two books by M.R. Dehaan sill help if they are still in print.
    I hold to a much younger earth not the Gap theory and the Ice Age science from a spiritual stand point doesn't bear that out.
     
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    The new Testament writers were Post-Babylon in time and they believed that Moses wrote Genesis and so did Christ. Whatever compilation occurred during the Babylonian Captivity was primarily arrangement of materials rather than origination of materials. I don't know of any evidence that Genesis 2 was Babylonic in origin and Jesus certainly denied it was as he directly quotes from Genesis 2 and attributes it solely to Moses.
     

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