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Well Known Bible Tales: Creation of Earth

The Creation of the earth in the Bible is one of the most recognizable religious tales. From the opening chapter in the Bible, we learn that God is responsible for creating the heavens and the earth. The rest of the chapter continues to state the other things that God created. In this article, you will encounter passages that illustrate the steps taken to create the earth.

The events regarding the Creation of earth and all within in takes place over the course of seven days. On the first day, God created light, which he separated from the darkness. He called the light ‘day’ and referred to the darkness as ‘night.’ In the Bible, it states:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning”the first day.

On the second day, God created an area that was separate from the waters and called it the ‘sky.’ The Bible states:

 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8
God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning”the second day.

On the third day, God created dry ground and gathered the waters. He called the dry ground ‘land’ and the waters were named ‘the sea.’ Vegetation was also created on the third day, which included plants and trees.

The sun, moon and stars were created on the fourth day with the purpose to provide light to the earth. These elements were also meant to create a separation between the day and night. The seasons, days and years were also calculated by using the elements created on the fourth day.

On the fifth day, God created the living creatures that lived in the seas. He created all of the winged birds. The animals were given a blessing to multiply and fill the waters and sky with life.

Animals meant to roam the earth were created on the sixth day. Man and woman were also created on this day. They were named Adam and Eve and they were made in his own image. He blessed the humans and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule, care for, and cultivate.  

On the seventh day, God had finished all that he wished to create, so he rested.