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Gotta a contradiction?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by menageriekeeper, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

    Feb 20, 2004
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    Actually I have two, but they are such different subjects that I'm going to put the other one in a different thread. Here's the first:

    Ge 2:5And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;

    Ge 2:6but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

    Ge 2:7And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    Ge 2:8And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
    Ge 2:19And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

    Ge 2:20And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help meet for him.

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

    Ge 2:22and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    What does it mean that no plant of the field or herb had yet sprung up because there was no man? Did the scripture not just go through the order of creation? Is is now contradicting itself by saying that man was created first (not last as in the previous chapter)? Then it goes on to speak of the creation of the animals, also out of order.

    So who was created last? Man and woman, as it is described in the first chapter or just woman as described in the second? :confused: