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Jewish creation is very similar to the Christian creation. The Torah has the history of creation, while in Christianity, they use the Bible. Both religions, though, believe in the one and only God. Also, in the Christian creation, Eve was the first woman God created. So here is the story of creation, according to the Torah.
created the heavens and earth, and possibly, at the same time, the Torah. He said, "Let there be light," and light was created. He called
light "day" and dark "night." This was the first day. The
second day, God separated the waters from the earth. God said, "Let the
waters under heaven come together, and dry land appear". Dry land appeared
and plants grew. This was the third day.
So then God said, "Let the great light and the small light appear in heaven to govern day and night". Evening and morning came and it was the fourth day. On the fifth day, God said, "Let the waters fill with creatures and the sky with birds". God said, "Let us take dust and create man, Adam, to be master over all creatures".
Then God saw that Adam needed a woman friend. It is said that the earth was worried and asked God, "How will we feed her children?" But God said, "Fear not, together we shall find food". So God created Lillith out of dust, but Lillith didn't want to live with Adam and she went her own way. Then God created another woman, but Adam didn't want her. So while Adam was sleeping, God took out one of his ribs and formed Eve out of it. He put the two in paradise. On the seventh day, God rested after doing all that work.
Adam, Eve, and God lived together happily in the Garden of Eden. One day, Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. They were exposed to the truth about themselves and were expelled from the Gates of Eden, to live in the outside world.