In the beginning.
Intelligent people have asked themselves many questions over the
millennia and continue to ask the same questions today. Two are
1) How did life begin? 2) How did the universe begin?
In the first book of the Hebrew Bible, which is accepted by Jews,
Christians and Muslims as authoritative, the first verse begins
with “In the beginning”. It then goes on to sequence the crea-
tion of matter and life in two different ways.
Both are reasonably close to the sequence deduced by science,
particularly when one realizes that Genesis was written 4000
years ago, and modern scientific methods are only about 300 years
The table below shows the similarities and differences:
Genesis 1:1-2:3 Genesis 2:4 Science
I. In the beginning God Heaven & earth Big bang,
created the heaven & Explosion.
the earth Universe still
Created “light”, day —-