Above is a snippet of a conversation that bilvon and I are engaged in. I thought I’d start a separate thread, as I presume it could well be an interesting topic of its own. Bilvon’s is pertaining to something I questioned in another thread. It is well understood and accepted that A+E were original humans that became origin of the human race. But the bible, at best, is not entirely clear on this issue. In Genesis 1, we find that on the sixth day of creation, God created the human race, male and female alike, and instructed them to go forth and multiply. Believe it or not, the statement is pretty clear. In Genesis 2, we given an account of , what seems like a special creation of a human being, and later on, the creation of another human being, from the body of the first. Of course I’m talking about Adam, and then Eve. At no point were these instructed to go forth and multiply. The female was, it seems, created to be a companion, for what could be described as a lonely, and exceedingly depressed male. So straight off the bat, we have what is commonly known as two creation accounts. The second one being accepted as an official account. So my question is; Why is that the accepted account, when it contradicts the first account? It seems to me, that if we take both accounts, and merge them into just one account, it makes sense. As it stands, the separate accounts make no sense. For example... Where did Cain get his wife? We are led to believe that Cain married his sister. The problem with this explanation is that it goes against a tenet prohibiting such relations. It’s not just a passing prohibition, it is of spiritual impediment. However, if we unite “the accounts”, and accept that the human race were created on the sixth day, and the Adam and Eve account were an account of a new race of people, we have no such problem with explaining where Cain got his wife. This not “my thing”. It is simply reading something, and drawing a conclusion based on what is written. Jan.