Do the First Two Chapters of Genesis Contradict Each Other (and If So, Is This a Problem)?

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?

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Recommended Apologetic Resources

BY ADDISON WIER

Hey guys!  While I’m still busy working on my next piece in Christian apologetics, I figured I’d go ahead and list some of my most highly recommended resources for anyone interested in doing their own research.  Enjoy!

NOTE: I realize that not every work listed here is written by a scholar in the relevant field(s).  However, I’ve found that they still offer good material nonetheless (and they actually do their research).

BOOKS

General Apologetics and the Existence of God

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision, by William Lane Craig

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics (third edition), by William Lane Craig

“That’s Just Your Interpretation”: Responding to Skeptics Who Challenge Your Faith, by Paul Copan

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