BY ADDISON WIER
Steve Wells, author of The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, claims that the first two chapters of Genesis contradict each other. In his commentary on Genesis 1 he writes:
“(1.1) ‘In the Beginning’ The first of two contradictory accounts. Compare [this] with [Genesis] 2.4-25 in which the order of events is entirely different.”1
Is Wells right? Are Genesis 1 and 2 really contradictory? Is there really no plausible way of reconciling them?