(5:1-21) The Book of Abraham finsishes copying (with modification) from the first Genesis creation story and continues with the
second, re-ordering the verses to avoid the contradction between the two. (Abraham was a very clever guy!)
(5:1) And thus we will finish the heavens and the earth, and all the hosts of them.
"And the Gods said among themselves."
Although the Bible is ambiguous on the subject, the Book of Abraham makes it very clear: there are many
gods. Mormonism is a polytheistic faith.
(5:2) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh
day from all his work which he had made. (Genesis 2:2)
(5:3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in
it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (Genesis 2:3)
(5:4) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they
were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, (Genesis 2:4)
(5:5) 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.
(5:6) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
(5:7) 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 soul.(Genesis 2:7)
(5:8) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he
had formed. (Genesis 2:8)
(5:9) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
(5:10) And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and
became into four heads. (Genesis 2:10)
(5:11) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(5:12) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
(5:13) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:17)
(5:14) And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet
for him. (Genesis 2:18)
(5:15) And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Genesis 2:21)
(5:16) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
(5:17) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.(Genesis 2:23)
(5:18) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall
be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)
(5:19) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
(5:20) (Genesis 2:19) And out of the ground the LORD God formed every
beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called
every living creature, that was the name thereof.
(5:21) And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but
for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:20)
(Notice that the Book of Abraham contradicts the Genesis story in this verse. In Genesis 2:20, Adam could not find a help meet, but in 5:21 Adam
(5:21) In the Genesis story, God creates Adam, then the animals, and then Eve -- because Adam couldn't find
a "help meet" among any of the animals. But in the Book of Abraham story, God creates Adam, Eve, and then the animals. Adam didn't even
try to find an animal companion. (It looks like Abraham -- or Joseph Smith -- was a bit embarrassed by the
contradictions and absurdities in
the original Genesis creation stories.)