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KnoWhy #400 - Why Do We Have Three Different Accounts of the Creation? (2 Nephi 2:22)
TitleKnoWhy #400 - Why Do We Have Three Different Accounts of the Creation? (2 Nephi 2:22)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAncient Near East; Creation; Fall of Adam; Lehi (Prophet); Revelation; Tree of Life
Abstract

Latter-day Saints have three different scriptural accounts of the creation: one in Genesis, one in the Book of Moses, and one in the Book of Abraham. One might wonder, at first, why this is so. Several biblical passages provide clues that there were even more versions, suggesting that various Creation accounts were circulating among believers in the ancient world, and that the authors of the Old Testament apparently knew about them. Some of these accounts appear to be alluded to in the Book of Mormon, reminding us that it is valid to have multiple accounts of the creation story today, just as they do in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/why-do-we-have-three-different-accounts-of-the-creation
Citation Key3735

Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 2:22

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