" This is the story of the creation of the sky and the earth. When the Lord God first made the earth and the sky, there were still no plants on the earth. Nothing was growing in the fields because the Lord God had not yet made it rain on the land. And there was no person to care for the ground, but a mist would rise up from the earth and water all the ground.
Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and formed a man from it. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nose, and the man became a living person."
An introduction into the story of a lifetime, but an introduction into the specifics after the prologue has already been told. We have already been told how the earth was made in General terms but now, this passage says we're getting to the specifics. It also disperses some confusion I had concerning some passages from the funeral verses... eg 'dust to dust'. God made us from dust so we must go back to dust... maybe this is why our skin becomes dust when it dies and falls off?