Hebrew Myth

There are two versions to the Hebrew creation myth. The Hebrew myth is reflected in the Bible in Genesis chapters one and two, which is also known as the first book of the Hebrew Pentateuch, the five books of Moses. The Hebrew creation myth was written by several individuals between 397 and 300 BCE.

In the beginning Elohim, God, created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and there existed nothing but darkness. The spirit of God moved over the face of the waters and said "Let there be light" and there was light.

God called the light day and the darkness night. Then God said, let there be a vault to separate the waters and called the vault Heaven. On the second day, God commanded that the waters below the vault be gathered into one place and the dry land appeared and God called it Earth, and the waters he called the Seas.

On the third day God said, let the earth bring forth plants with seed according to their own kind and fruit bearing trees. And God said, let there be lights in the vault of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and signs for the seasons and days of the years. And let them shine from the vault of the heavens to give light upon the earth.

God set two great lights in the vault of the heavens to separate the light from the darkness. The greater light would rule the day and the lesser light would rule the night, and this was completed on the fourth day. Bob Marley, (greater light by day)

On the fifth day God commanded the waters to produce living creatures such as the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves and for birds to fly over the earth and said be fruitful and multiply.

On the sixth day God said let's create man and woman in our image after our likeness and give them dominion over the creatures of the sea and the birds of the air, and over the cattle of the earth and everything that creeps and crawls. God created Adam (Hebrew word for mankind). And God blessed them and said be fruitful and multiply.

The heavens and the earth were created, and God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. God rested and called this day the day of rest.

Yahweh made the earth and the heavens when there was no plant or animal life. There was no life, as God had not yet caused it to rain on the earth and there was no man to till the soil. Then a mist went up from the earth and water fell.

Then the Lord God formed man out of dust and breathed life into his nostrils and man became a living being. God also planted a garden in Eden and made every flowering tree and plants for food.