Genesis 1:11-27

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Genesis 1:11-27: Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. […] So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:4-9: This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1 tells us that the trees were created before man, but Genesis 2 tells us that the trees were created after man.

The second chapter only states that there had been no 'plants of the field' or 'herbs' at the beginning of its narrative.

So the trees from the first chapter could have already existed at the second's start without having been mentioned.

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