Why are there 2 creation stories?
The story of the creation of the world and of humankind appears twice in chapters 1-2 of Genesis. These two stories differ from each other in many details. The existence of these two separate stories has been interpreted over the years in many different ways. One of the widespread interpretations to explain this duplication is that the first chapter describes in a general way the creation of the physical world. The second story, by this interpretation, is understood as a presentation of the details within this general picture, and it deals specifically with humans as moral creatures.


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