Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):

The Two Creations of Genesis 1 and 2!

The importance of understanding the difference between the two creations of man in Genesis one and two cannot be over-estimated; and the failure of the shepherds of Israel to draw attention to this difference has paved the way for not only the so-called “Theory of Evolution” but also the lack of interest in Scripture by our young people today.

by HOIM Staff

Genesis 1 tells of the creation of man, without the article and, as in English, this indicates the collective noun = mankind.

The first mention of “man” (Hebrew adam) is in verse 26.

Genesis1:20: "And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature [1] that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.'

Genesis 1:21: "And God created great whales, [2] and every living creature [1] that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

Genesis 1:24: "And God said, 'Let the earth bring forth the living creature [1] after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."

[1] Creature in verse 20 = Hebrew sherets (Strong’s 8318) -- 15 occurrences; AV translates it as creeping thing 11 times, creep twice, creature once, and move once. Creature in verses 21, 24 is Hebrew nephesh (Strong’s 5315) -- the same word as rendered “soul” in Genesis 2:7. See note on Genesis 2:7.

[2] Whales, from Hebrew tanniyn (Strong’s 8577) -- 28 occurrences; AV translates it as “dragon” 21 times, “serpent” 3 times, “whale” 3 times, and sea-monster once.

Genesis 1:26: "And God said, 'Let us make man [3] in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.'

Genesis 1:27: "So God created man [3] in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them."

Genesis 1:28: "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.'

[3] Man. The Hebrew word for "man" here is adam without the article. Without the definite article “the” it is the collective noun with the meaning “mankind,” as it would be in English. This is borne out by the use of the plural personal pronoun “them” referring to man in verses 26, 27 and 28. It seems apparent, then, that YEHOVAH God created male and female at the same time in chapter 1 of Genesis.

Genesis 1:30: "And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Now Genesis 2 tells of the creation of only one man, AFTER the seventh day of YEHOVAH God’s rest:

Genesis 2:1: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Genesis 2:2: "And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.

Genesis 2:3: "And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.

Genesis 2:4: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

Genesis 2:5: "And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground."

“There was not a man to till the ground.” Does this suggest that mankind of Genesis 1 were hunter-gatherers?

Genesis 2:6: "But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Genesis 2:7: "And the LORD God formed man [4] (Hebrew ‘eth-ha’adham) of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [5] "

[4] Here "man" is Hebrew ‘eth-ha’adham (with article and particle = “this same man Adam.” See Bullinger’s Appendix 14).

[5] It is important to note that all the words for "Creature" in Genesis 1:20, 21 and 24, and Genesis 2:19; "Life" in Genesis 1:20, 24, 30; 2:7, 2:19 (not life in “tree of life” 2:9) and "Soul" in Genesis 2:7, are all translations of the same Hebrew word nephesh.

This suggests that man’s soul here is no more than life. So he does not have a soul but when he is alive he is a soul, which he loses at death, an important distinction for those who insist on unscriptural interpretations. The state of a person after death, according to Scripture, should be sleep awaiting the resurrection. (Sleep in Hebrew sheol = “grave”).

Since prayers cannot be offered up to Mary and the saints if they are asleep the Church of Rome favors the erroneous teaching that when one dies, one goes straight to heaven.

In verse 7 the use of a masculine singular personal pronoun “his” suggests that one male was created in Genesis 2:7 (i.e., “breathed into his nostrils”).

Genesis 2:8: "And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom He had formed.

Genesis 2:9: "And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:15: "And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."

Man (= mankind), created in Genesis 1, were told in Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” However, such is not the case with Adam in chapter 2.

The man in chapter 2 was told “to dress it” (the garden) and was not simply a hunter-gatherer -- as "mankind" appears to be in chapter 1.

Genesis 2:16: "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Genesis 2:17: "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.'"

All this time the man was alone. It was not until verse 18 of chapter 2 that YEHOVAH God said, “it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.”

Genesis 2:18: "And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.'”

Genesis 2:19: "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.

Genesis 2:20: "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him."

Note: In chapter 1 the animals were created before man was created. Here they are formed after.

Genesis 2:21: "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, [6] and closed up the flesh instead thereof,

[6] Rib. Hebrew Tsela 6763 -- 41 occurrences; AV translates it as “side” 19 times; chamber 11 times; rib twice.

Genesis 2:22: "And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:23: "And Adam said, 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man'.

Genesis 2:24: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

YEHOVAH God made “a woman.” So one woman was now created for the one man. They were NOT told to multiply and subdue the earth but to “dress and keep” the garden (verse 15).

Genesis 2:25: "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."

Ignorance of the difference between the people of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 has enabled Satan and his followers to perpetuate the conflict of the ages against the white Adamic race. By deceiving the pastors in their theological colleges and also with the help of propaganda in their controlled media, it has been possible to render the word of YEHOVAH God of none effect. The Messiah warned of the “Leaven of the Pharisees” that rendered the word of YEHOVAH God of none effect.

Knowledge that mankind existed eons before the known six thousand year history of the Adamic race would remove the imagined discrepancy between Scripture and science.

Also, there is the problem of where Adam and Eve’s son Cain obtained his wife. Cain did have a wife as we read in Genesis 4.17:

Genesis 4:17: "And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch."

If Adam and Eve were initially the only people on earth, then where did Cain get his wife -- and enough people to build a city? Some preachers say Cain married his sister, but this is not true. The law in this case, set out in Leviticus 18:9 and 20:17 and also in Deuteronomy 27:22, negates this idea.

Not only that, but the first-century A.D. Judahite historian Josephus plainly states that there were other peoples living at the time -- notice!

"And when Cain had travelled over many countries, he, with his wife, built a city, named Nod, which is a place so called, and there he settled his abode; where also he had children. However, he did not accept of his punishment in order to amendment, but to increase his wickedness; for he only aimed to procure every thing that was for his own bodily pleasure, though it obliged him to be injurious to his neighbors. He augmented his household substance with much wealth, by rapine and violence; he excited his acquaintance to procure pleasures and spoils by robbery, and became a great leader of men into wicked courses. He also introduced a change in that way of simplicity wherein men lived before; and he was the author of measures and weights. And whereas they [mankind] lived innocently and generously while they knew nothing of such arts, he changed the world into cunning craftiness. He first of all set boundaries about lands; he built [another] city, and fortified it with walls, and he compelled his family to come together to it; and called that city Enoch, after the name of his eldest son Enoch" (Antiquities of the Jews, Book I, Chapter II, 2).

Clearly, then, when Cain went out from the presence of YEHOVAH God, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden (Genesis 3:16) he must have married from the same source as the "sons of God" did in Genesis 6:1:

Genesis 6:1: "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Genesis 6:2: "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose."

Noah, however, walked with YEHOVAH God:

Genesis 6:9: "…Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God."

Esau, in contrast, took wives of the strangers:

Genesis 26:34: "And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

Genesis 6:35: "Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah."

There is only one reason for Isaac and Rebekah’s grief of mind and this was that their son married outside of his Adamic race. This is supported by the fact that Jacob, their other son, was told in Genesis 28 --

Genesis 28:1: "And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, 'Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 28:2: "Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother.'"

The "sons of God" are therefore continuing to find wives outside of their race today -- and woe betide any who suggest this is defying YEHOVAH God and should cause the grief of mind that Esau subjected Isaac and Rebekah to.

This is labeled racist by most, and a racist is terribly vilified today. However, the importance of understanding the difference between the two creations of man in Genesis one and two cannot be over-estimated; and the failure of the shepherds of Israel to draw attention to this difference has paved the way for not only the so-called “Theory of Evolution” but also the lack of interest in Scripture by our young people today. As a result, many people do not believe the biblical account of the creation thinking that the world was created only six thousand years ago.

To show the disastrous affects of not showing the different creations of man in Genesis 1 and 2, let us quote a passage from a book written by John Robison, Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, and Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His book, Proofs of a Conspiracy, was published in 1798. We quote from just near the end of the book -- page 297 paragraph 2:

“Since the publication of this volume I have seen a very remarkable work indeed, on the same subject, Memoirs pour server a I’Histoire du Jacobinisme, par M. l’Abbe Barruel.

"This author confirms all that I have said of the Enlighteners, whom he very aptly calls Philosophists; and of the abuses of Free Masonry in France. He shows unquestionably, that a formal and a systematic conspiracy against Religion was formed and zealously prosecuted by Voltaire, d’Alembert and Diderot -- assisted by Frederick II king of Prussia; and I see that their principles and their manner of procedure have been the same as those of the German atheists and anarchists.

"Like them they hired an Army of Writers; they industriously pushed their writings into every house and every cottage. Those writings were equally calculated to inflame the sensual appetites of men, and for perverting their judgments. They endeavored to get the command of the Schools, particularly those for the lower classes; and they erected and managed a prodigious number of Circulating Libraries and Reading Societies. M. Barruel says, that

"this gang of public corruptors have held their meetings for many years in the Hotel de Holbachin in Paris, and that Voltaire was their honorary President. The most eminent members were d’Alembert, Diderot, Condorcet, La Harpe, Turgo, Lamoignon. They took the name of ECONOMISTS, and effected to be continually occupied with plans for improving Commerce, Manufactures, Agriculture, Finance, etc. and published from time to time respectable performances on those subjects. But their darling project was to destroy Christianity and all Religion, and to bring about a total change of Government.”

On page 302 of Robison’s book we read:

“But, as things stand at present, philosopher means a man of science, and in this sense of the word our sages claim great respect. No claim can be worse founded. It is amusing to observe the earnestness with which they recommend the study of natural history.

"One does not readily see the connection of this with their ostensible object, the happiness of man. A perusal of Voltaire’s letters betrays the secret. Many years ago he heard that some observations on the formation of strata, and the fossils found in them, were incompatible with the age which the Mosaic history seems to assign to this globe. He mentions this with great exultation in some of his early letters; and, from that time forward, never ceases to enjoin his colleagues to press the study of natural history and cosmogony, and carefully to bring forward every fact which was hostile to the Mosaic accounts. It became a serious part of the exercises of their wealthy pupils, and their perplexing discoveries were most ostentatiously displayed. M. de Luc, a very eminent naturalist, has shown in a letter to the Chevalier Dr. Zimmermann (published, I think, about the year 1790) how very scanty the knowledge of these observers has been, and how precipitate have been their conclusions. For my own part, I think the affair is of little consequence. Moses writes the history, not of this globe, but of the race of Adam.

Genesis does not teach that the world was created around six thousand years ago. A careful reading shows that Mankind (male and female) were created, as stated in Genesis 1, and told to multiply, replenish and subdue the earth.

In Genesis 2 -- some unspecified time later when there was no man to till the ground (Genesis 2:5) -- the "Man Adam" was created and put in the Garden on his own to dress it and to keep it. In verse 18 YEHOVAH God takes pity on his being on his own and gives him Eve.

If all this truth were taught who would doubt the biblical version?

For a more detailed discussion of the two creation accounts, download or send for our article, The TWO Creation Accounts of Genesis!


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