Genesis, a cover and then a chapter?

In Genesis 1 the heavens and the earth are created from nothing to something and so on. God creates Man on the sixth day and God declares it VERY GOOD setting man apart from the rest of the creation. He is ordained to eat the herbs and the chapter draws to a close.

Genesis 1:26 – 30

 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

We are then given a second account of this early in Genesis 2

Genesis 2:1 – 7

The Garden of Eden

Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Everything in The Bible means something and can be explained so what of this dual creation account?

Are we looking at the creation of all things in Genesis 1 and then the creation of a new age in Genesis 2?

Is it possibly an overview in Genesis 1 and then a more focussed view involving Eden in Genesis 2?

This is something to digest through a close reading of each through to Genesis 3. There are differences and TrutH sits within as it ALWAYS does.

Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:11

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.

Ecclesiastes 3:15

What exists has already been, and what will be has already been, for God will call to account what has passed.

King Soloman goes to GreaT lengths to be scathing and negative about what appears to be old age and the mundane nature of life. A man of such genius will have been quite lonely even when surrounded by all 1000 wives and every friend and foe he ever had. Was he speaking of things that lay between the knowledge of him and God that men with no divine WisdoM can relate to or understand?

This topic is one for contemplation and might even be unknowable. However, just in contemplating the  potential link between these elements that are many years apart is how we should view scripture and the container of the Bible.

Peace to you always and IN all ways.

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