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When Adam first saw Eve in the Garden of Eden, can you imagine the expression on his face? His mouth was probably wide open as he stared in amazement. He probably didn’t blink for the first few minutes and he no doubt could hardly contain himself when he said, “This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh…” (Gen. 2:23).
· Adam was created first and placed in the Garden of Eden to care for it along with Eve. Adam then actively participated in breaking the one prohibition God had given him. If Adam had not been present when Eve spoke with the serpent, it would be more difficult to understand why the first sin is emphasized as being Adam’s.
The Story of Adam’s Creation. Adam1 was the first human in existence, created by G‑d on the sixth day of Creation. The Bible describes him as being created in the image of G‑d, and his wisdom is said to have surpassed that of the Heavenly angels.2 To create Adam, G‑d moistened the earth with mist, formed a body from the dust, and breathed life into the figure.
· “But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.” (2 Timothy 2:11-14) And: “For indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.” (1 Corinthians 11:9)
· Like when they made Adam a hermaphrodite. In the first version of creation, it says God formed Adam and Eve at the same time, “male and female he created them.” According to Hypotheses, some early Christian theologians decided this meant they had “serene undifferentiation,” or basically were both sexes. Many church leaders were uncomfortable …
Adam was the first created man specifically named in Scripture. The creation of Adam is described in Genesis 2:7. God created him from the dust of the ground, breathed life into him and placed him in the Garden of Eden. Adam was given the task of naming all the animals. As Adam was lonely, God formed a wife, named Eve, out of one of Adam’s ribs.
Adam wasn’t created until Friday and as far as we know 6 “days” in G-d’s time can be 6 milleniea. When talking about the concept of time in reference to G-d, as far as the 6 days of creation is concerned, maybe G-d didn’t do it instantly.
Question: I’m studying to teach my children about the bible and creation but I can’t seem to get past Genesis 2!. In Genesis 2 it says that Adam and Eve were both originally naked, “but they were not ashamed.” After they ate of the Tree of Knowledge, we are told that “the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked.”
Discussion Questions. Summarize Genesis 3:1-6.; What was the basic sin committed by Adam and Eve and what was the motivation behind it? What is the difference between the statement in Genesis 1:26, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”and Satan’s statement in Genesis 3:5, “you will be like God…” ?; Compare the temptation of Adam and Eve with the temptation of Jesus from Matthew …