I. Genesis chapters 1 and 2 have creation accounts that emphasize different aspects. The first account views creation in general from the standpoint of order, culminating in our worship of God. The second account views creation from the standpoint of bringing about the perfection of man and woman.

II. Genesis 1 contains the creation account that uses a seven day structure to emphasize the order and goodness of creation and the omnipotence and goodness of God, with creation pointing to man, and man to the worship of God.

III. Genesis 2 has another, more earthy creation account that emphasizes man as a combination of material and spirit, the primordial state as one of harmony, and the complimentarity of male and female at the beginning.