The creation of the world according to Genesis
Illustrations from Hartmann Schedel, Das Buch der Croniken, Nuremberg 1493
The woodcuts depict the creation of the world as described in the Old Testament, Book of Genesis:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And God divided the light from the darkness.
God divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and thus he created Heaven
The hand of God divided the dry land from the waters. And God said: "Let the earth bring forth grass and fruit".
God made two great lights in the sky; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.
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".
God made the beasts of the earth and then said: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness". So God created man.
God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day and saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.