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The Creation Theory
Genesis 1-Genesis 2: 4a and Genesis 2: 4b-25 vs. the Enuma Elish
There are many educational aspects that influence the explanations for the creation of the earth.
The Biblical Theory, which is most influential among humans, is instructed through the writings of the books of Genesis I and II which read that God created the heavens, earth, and humankind within six days. Godsí foresight for life was through the vision for creating the universe whereby he could be in control and carry out his purpose to its ultimate consummation. Although, this concept for creationism is taken literally, there are also several other theories regarding the creation of life through other forms of supreme beings.
One for instance, is the writings of the Enuma Elish, even though the two are told in the aspect of the beginning of time, the Enuma Elish literature indicates that the heavens and earth were created from the wars between Gods. In contrast to, Genesis 1 which reads that the beginning of time was created by God. The Enuma Elish tells of a different creation which is written that there are several Gods. This mythological theory opposes the Biblical terminology of creation, in the sense that the Enuma Elish states that man was established, unlike the interpretation of the Bible where man was created.
Although, the earliest documented information for the creation of the earth is commonly known from the collection of writings of the Bible, the Enuma Elish writings negate the Biblical Theory and read a different point of view. An overview will compare and contrast the first two books of
the Bible; Genesis I and Genesis II through itsí writing for the creation of earth, also, the comparison and contrast of the creation of earth and mankind according to Genesis I and Enuma Elish.
Story 1 Genesis 1:2 4a
It is believed that in the beginning of time the earth was a formless void covered in darkness. Within six days God began his creations. On the first day God created light, then went on within a six day period to dividing the waters and the sky entering into (day 2). It is believed that he then began to create dry land and vegetation on (day 3). The separations of day and night were also a part of his process which entered into (day 4). Next, the birds in the sky, to the fish in the sea were formed that became part of (day 5). His last creation was of all creatures to enter his land he had established along with humankind which became (day 6). Finally, God chose the 7th day as a day of rest which is commonly known as the Sabbath Day.
God created trees along with plants to put forth vegetation to have for food. The living creatures were created to multiply so that they may fill the earth. After the earth was filled with all of Godís creations; humankind was created. Male and female were to control all that God has made, as well as to multiply and fill the earth. All this was done in six days. Furthermore, it is stated that all things created by God were good.
Story 2 Genesis 2 4b-25
It is believed that God breathed the breath of life into man which is how he became a living
being (1). It reads how a garden was planted in Eden to grow trees for food. In this garden there
was also a tree of life, along with a tree of knowledge of good and evil (2). A river had also been
developed out of Eden and was divided into four branches which are how the Pishon River, the
Gihon River, the Tigris River, and the Euphrates Rivers were formed (3). God then saw it necessary for man to have a helper which is when every animal on land and in the sky were formed each given names (4). When God did not find a helper is when the female was created from the rib of man (5). Story two ends with man and woman becoming one flesh (6).
When comparing the stories in the book of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 it can be interpreted that all that exists as we know it was created and formed by God.
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