3. Were plants created before or after humans?
Plants were created before humans.In the first creation account, plants were created on the third day and humans on the sixth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so .... And the evening and the morning were the third day.Genesis 1:11-13
Plants were created after humans.In the second account, God formed a man before any plants existed (it hadnít rained yet and there was no man to till the ground). Sometime later, God created plants to please and feed the man.
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth ... And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground. Genesis 2:4-7
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