Adam and Eve

Genesis 2 zooms in on Day 6 and gives us some extra details.

God Created Adam

Genesis 2:7 LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.

When the KJV Bible says LORD with all capital letters, the original language called God by His name, Jehovah. God is called by this name for the first time in Genesis 2. God is called by name several times in Genesis 2.

God’s breath made man a living soul. The Bible speaks of the body as a tent. (2 Corinthians 5:1,4 and 2 Peter 1:13-14) In our tents, there lives that eternal part of us, our soul. God did not breathe on any other creature, just man.

Our souls consist of three parts: mind, emotion and will.

Our mind allows us to know God.

Our emotion allows us to love God.

Our will allows us to choose to obey God.

The Garden of Eden (2:8-14)

The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and he put the man whom he had formed in the garden. And the Lord God made every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food grow out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden…

The passage goes on to say that the river branches into four river-heads, one of which is the Euphrates.

Work – The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (vs15)

Even in the garden man had work to do. Work is good. In the garden, man’s work would have been enjoyable not laborious. Man did not work by the sweat of his brow until after sin and the curse.

One Rule – The Lord God commanded the man, You may freely eat of every tree of the garden, except of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You shall not eat from it, because in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die. (vs 16-17)

A Help Meet – (vs 18-22) The Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a help meet (help-mate, helper) for him.

Adam named the animals

Out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air. And God brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatsoever Adam called each living creature, that was the name of it. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.

God Created Eve

The Lord God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and God took one of Adam’s ribs and closed up the flesh. And with the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, he made a woman and brought her to the man.

Marriage – (vs 23-24) And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Innocence – (vs 25) Adam and Eve were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.


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