Genesis 2 (Bereshit) Outline
The Story of Creation continues all the way to the third verse. Now, we venture into, “The story of the Garden of Eden”. Verse four is our transition verse, in verse five we are introduced to the Garden of Eden.
According to Rabbi Cassuto, the primary purpose for the story of the Garden of Eden is, “to explain how it is that in the Lord’s world, the world of the good and beneficent God, evil should exist and man should endure pain and troubles and calaminties.”
vv.1-3 Seventh Day The Day of rest is created. v.4 Transitional Verse These are the generations of the heavens and earth. vv.5-7 Creation of Man Before the creation of man a mist waters the earth. Man is created. vv.8-14 The Planting of the Garden of Eden The garden is planted east of Eden and place man there. Tree of life and The Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil are introduced. A river splitting into four is discussed. vv.15-17 Man and the Garden Man given responsibility and warned about the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil. vv.18-25 Creation of Woman HaShem discusses the condition of the man. Man take to his task of naming animals. Woman is created.