Genesis 1:21-27

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Genesis 1:21-27: So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. […] Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:7-19: 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. […] Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 1 says that the birds were created before man, but Genesis 2 says that the birds were created after man.

The narrative in chapter 1 is separate from the narrative in chapter 2, and it isn't required that they repeat each other's every event.

The animals prior to man in the first chapter could have existed, then, at the start of the second without having been mentioned.


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