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It is in the first creation story (Genesis 1:1-2:4a) that God grants to mankind dominion over animals. In the second creation story, animals are created to be possible companions to Adam who, far from having dominion, is to be the servant of the earth. In the first story, the first people are given dominion over all living things: Genesis 1:28: And God ...


This answer is based on the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and reflects the views of the "Swedenborgian" or "New Church" denominations that accept his theology. Except for the last part, about the "Peaceable Kingdom" passages in Isaiah, this answer is extracted and edited from my article, "Will We See our Pets Again in Heaven?" ...

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