ORDER OF BIBLICAL CREATION—What is the order of events in the biblical Creation?
The Bible states that the Creation of the entire cosmos (universe) took place in six days. It is clear from the context that these were literal days, not figurative. Experts have failed to build a biblically-defensible case otherwise.
Order of Creation in Christian and Jewish Biblical Records
(book of Genesis 1-2)
Separation of light from the darkness—and the first indication that the planet is rotating (day and night cycle produced).
Formation of Earth’s atmosphere, separating the water into two parts:
(a) oceanic and subterranean water
(b) atmospheric water.
Dry land and oceans.
System to water the entire land surface using subterranean waters (involving springs or mist, or both).
Vegetation, seed-bearing plants, trees that bear fruit.
Garden of Eden (probably).
Stars and other planets.
Water creatures of all kinds. (All that had “the breath of life” were vegetarian.)
Birds (all vegetarian).
Land animals (all vegetarian): (a) creatures that move close to the ground (small animals), (b) large animals, and (c) animals of use to man as livestock.
First man, Adam.
First woman, Eve (formed from Adam).
Author: Paul S. Taylor, Christian Answers.
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