Japle wants some answers: quote:At the risk of hijacking this thread, I’ll give a brief answer. As I recall, I was bothered by multiple contradictory accounts in Genesis. Genesis 1:25-27 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image.... So God created man in his own image. In this version, Humans were created after the other animals. Genesis 2:18-19 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. In this version, Humans were created before the other animals. 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. In this version, man and woman were created simultaneously. Genesis 2:18-22 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them.... 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; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. In this version, man was created first, then the animals, then the woman from the man's rib. God created light and separated light from darkness, and day from night, on the first day. Yet he didn't make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). How could there be "the evening and the morning" on the first day if there was no sun to mark them? Quote: 1. There seem to be differing accounts of creation in Genesis. Answer: The method of writing is not the same as our western method of writing. Often the story is told one way and then other details are written about later. This is parallelism. Check carefully. The accounts do not necessarily give the order, only that it was the sixth day of creation week. 2. The evening and the morning were the first day. How could there be night and day without the sun moon and stars which were created on the fourth day? Answer: Light was created and contrasted with the darkness. It was explained to me that the account of creation week was from the point of view of being on the surface of the earth. The earth was without form and void. Apparently it existed before it was changed into something able to support life. Is it possible that the atmosphere was not transparent enough to see the sun moon and stars? The fourth day it does not say that God made the stars on the fourth day. It says that God made the stars also. Creation week is mostly about getting the earth ready to support life and the creation of life.