by Roger Wyatt| 9th June 2021 | more posts on 'Chronology and the Bible'
‘This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground.’ (Genesis 2:4-5 NIV)
It is often argued that there are two conflicting accounts of creation in the opening chapters of Genesis. In Genesis 1, after the heavens and earth are created, a seven day process begins in which the created order is fashioned and filled with life. However, the account in Genesis 2, ostensibly, reads very differently.