Saturday, August 1, 2009

Genesis 2:18-20 Help for Adam?

"And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. "

Most of us were taught that G-d made Adam and then he created Eve. However, here we find that the animal on land and the animals of the air were created before Eve. Also, we have a timeline to help us determine when this happened. Chapter one tells us that these animals were created on the sixth day.

I have heard from friends that they’re not sure if they agree with my assertion that Adam and mankind were two different creations as I have stated in previous entries of this blog. However, here we have another entry that just doesn’t jive if we believe that the account of the creation of Adam and mankind as one in the same.

Here in chapter two, we have G-d creating Adam then the animals. However, in chapter one, we read that the animals were created then mankind. If you believe in the inerrancy of the Word of G-d and that Adam and mankind were one in the same, then this should bother you. The only way out of this would be that Adam was created, then the animals and then mankind, male and female. What are you thoughts?

Also, we find that Adam gave the names to all the animals of the field and the air. How about the sea animals. Were they included in with these animals or did G-d name them himself? That will be one of the questions I'll ask when I get there. Is there a reason that the naming of the sea animals were left out of this creation account? I think it's super important....just curious.

G-d knew that the animals were not enough to keep Adam from getting lonely, so he create another. G-d, in his foreknowledge, knew there had to be another person, like Adam, in order to be representative of a model for us. We explore that in the next entry. Thanks again for joining me in studying the precious Word of G-d.


  1. I've always heard that the creation of mankind in chapter one was part of a superfictial account while chapter two was a more specific account. I do see you point. I'm going to ask my minister about this. I trust him.

  2. Interesting,

    I have heard the Genesis one account described as God showing us regarding a child's understanding what He had made.
    God did not give us a critical path analysis.

    When a project is made, we could have a builder, a plumber, an electrician etc.

    Applied to chapter 1 4 came the 5 came the 6 came the electrician.
    Yes the correct order they came in was given but we all know that they overlap in their period of time spent working together on the project.

    NE way, some more thoughts...accept them or reject them :)


  3. Hiker Boy,

    Yes, discuss it with your minister. However, please, pray about it first and ask G-d to allow his Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth, then ask your minister.


  4. Hey Dan,

    I eagerly accept your comments and check it with scripture. I will never discount them outright. I'm a firm believer that there are different levels of understanding. That's I started this blog. I feel I have been led to accumulate all levels and put them in one place.

    Eventually, I wish to put all this on a website for those seeking the truth. Thank you for being a part of that. I value your input. Thank you.

    You are a valued and loved brother.


  5. Hey Keith.

    Yep, I admire your desire to stick to the truth of the Bible!

    We can sharpen each other :)

    Shalom to you too!