Berean Insights

However, to all who received him, to those believing in his name, he gave authority to become God's children, who were born, not merely in a physical sense, or from a fleshly impulse, or from man's desire, but of God. Joh 1:12-13 
He came into the very world He created, but the world didn't recognize Him.  He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him.  [John 1:10-11] What a hugely sad statement.  Jesus, its creator, entered this world and dwelt in it and yet the creatures he created rejected him. Verse 11 repeats the thought but adds intensity to it.
Bible Study Tip: Bible Study Tip: Get the big picture first then sort out the details. When you get the big picture the little stuff falls out by itself. If you understand what is in the author’s mind on the picture level and where they are heading with what they are saying then the small stuff takes care of itself. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
I will continue in John now because that's where I am reading. Look at verse 1:5 in your Bible. If there is no footnote on this verse you don’t have a good study Bible. Change it. Get a better study bible. This verse has 2 meanings.
Allow me to repeat myself: Repetition is used in Hebrew for emphasis. There are two creation accounts in order to emphasize the place of mankind at the apex of God’s creative acts. Almighty God created a world and a perfect environment for mankind and then gave him dominion over it. He established order in that world but set boundaries. The focus of the Hebrew text is reemphasizing how much the creative acts of God are focused on mankind.
Why are there two creation accounts in Gen 1 & 2?  Some think there are 2 different sorts of human creation. There is much talk nowadays about a form of humans who existed that gave rise to the giants of Genesis, the Nephilim of the Nephalites as some like to call them. They think this theory answers the problem of 2 accounts in Genesis and the issue of who the Nephilim were in Genesis 6. Wrong again.