What is the difference between Gen:1:27 and Gen:2:22?

Gen 1:27 - So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Gen 2:22 - And the LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

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    – Dottard
    Commented Feb 14, 2023 at 10:00
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    You will need to make the question more explicit - what differences are you seeking? Gen 2 simply gives more detail about the process that was only outline in Gen 1. What else are you seeking?
    – Dottard
    Commented Feb 14, 2023 at 10:00

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There are plainly two distinct Creation accounts at the opening of Genesis; they have different orders of events and more that set them apart. As far as the creation of humans, traditionally there are a couple of views:

  1. The man -- ha adam -- in Genesis 1 is a generic statement; in Genesis 2 more detail is given

  2. In Genesis 1 mankind was created just as the animals were; in Genesis 2 a specific creation of specific individuals is related

  3. In Genesis 1 the race of mankind is created in the regular world while in Genesis 2 a special pair apart from the rest is created in a special place (the Garden)

Given the distinct differences between the two accounts, and the explicit mention of God planting a garden, #3 seems the best choice.


Genesis 1:2 through 2:4 (badly placed chapter division) briefly summarize the individual seven days of creation, of which 1:24 through 1:31 describe the 6th day, of which 1:26 through 1:31 describe the creation of mankind.

Following that, a detailed description of the history of mankind is presented starting with 2:5.

Mankind's creation is considered worthy of being explained in detail, while the other aspects of creation aren't.

There's no deeper significance to this, other than that mankind was the purpose of creation and everything else in the universe was peripheral.

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