List of Similarities and Differences between Genesis 1 and 2
In both Genesis I and II God was the creator of heaven and earth.
In Genesis 1:2 it refers to earth as a dark formless void.
In Genesis 2: earth had neither plants nor any herbs.
Genesis1:1 starts with the creation of “heavens and earth”.
Genesis 2:4 God made the “earth and the heavens”.
In Genesis I, the ocean was already there, but there was no dry land until the third day, when
God separated the waters.
In Genesis II, there is no mention of the ocean, but the land was already there waiting for God to
make it rain.
Genesis 1:27-28 God created man in his image. He created male and female and blessed them by allowing them to be fertile and multiply.
Genesis 2:7 God formed mankind out of dust in the ground and 2.21-23 woman from man’s rib.
Genesis 1:25-27, Humans were created after the other animals.
Genesis 2:19-19, Humans were created before the other animals
Genesis 1:20-21 From the water "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl ......."
Genesis 2:19 and out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every fowl ........"
In Genesis 1:11 God said to bring forth vegetation of every kind: plants & fruit trees.
In Genesis 2:8-9 God planted a garden in east of Eden that “out of the ground God made various trees grow that were delightful to look at and good for food”. In this second
chapter it talks about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
In Genesis 2:19-20 God gave the man access to name pretty much everything God had created.
Genesis 1:29-30 God gave man the plants and fruit for them to eat from; he gave land animals,
birds all living creatures the plants to eat from.
In Genesis 2:15-17 God placed man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate, care for it and gave him
everything in the garden free to eat except from the tree of knowledge of good and bad or he
would die.Chapter II mentions...