The History of the Chicken and the Egg

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By Pamela Rose Williams

This is a history lesson!  And in order to properly study history we must go back to Genesis — where history began.

Well I just happen to like both the chicken and the egg!  The real question is: which came first? This is the questions that people have been asking for years and years. The answer is quite simple — take a look at what God teaches us in the Biblical account of creation:

Genesis 1:20-23 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 

So look up at Genesis 1:21 … “every winged fowl after his kind:”. I think it is safe to say that since a chicken is a winged fowl that God created them on the fifth day. God created the animals (and humans) and then made them to multiply (Genesis 1:22). The eggs inside of the female chickens (hens) are fertilized by the rooster and then the egg is laid out of the chicken and kept warm by the hen until the chicken peep cracks the egg to get outside of the shell. This is the design. This is how the Creator intended it to be.

Simple answer: The Chicken!  Take a look at what my hubby wrote about this: Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

So next time someone asks you that question tell them the answer is in Genesis!

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Pamela Rose Williams

Pamela Rose Williams is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband, Dr. Michael L. Williams, have served in Christian ministry since 2001. She has a bachelor's Degree in Christian Education and spends most of her time as a professional editor and writer, working with many Christian authors and artists. Additionally, she works with her husband using their extensive experience in information technology to provide Christ-centered teaching and resources to people all over the world. To learn more about Pamela visit her About page.