Questions tagged [adam]

Questions about the first man, husband of Eve, whose creation is described in Genesis 1-2

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
2 answers
105 views

Romans 5:12 - Did Adam cover Eve, until he didn't?

Romans 5:12 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned Romans 5:12 states sin came into the world through ...
  • 2,813
4 votes
2 answers
297 views

Hosea 6:7 Did God make a covenant with Adam? How do we know?

Is the comparison, Hosea makes between Adam and the people of Israel, that they both transgressed a covenant with God or simply that they both transgressed? Hosea 6:7 (ESV): But like Adam they ...
  • 2,813
3 votes
3 answers
121 views

Rom 5:12 - Did death come to Eve through Adam?

Was Eve's death a consequence of the sin of Adam and not a direct result of her own sin? In Romans 5:12, death is blamed as originating exclusively from Adam, and it is Adam from whom death has spread ...
  • 2,813
12 votes
6 answers
1k views

Why did death reign from Adam to Moses?

Rom. 5:14 says: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. In what way ...
's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
234 views

Why is Satan not mentioned again after Job 2:7?

Why is Satan not mentioned at the end of the book of Job seeing Moses gave us such a behind-the-scenes look at a meeting that took place where it is not possible for human eyes to see? The last I read ...
's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
217 views

In what manner did God close up flesh after removing Adam's rib in Genesis 2:21?

(Genesis 2:21) And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept, and he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its place. I always used to visualize the verse like this: God ...
3 votes
3 answers
222 views

Why did God give Adam the specific task of naming the animals in Genesis 2:19-20?

When God began creating things he took it upon himself to name the things he had created. KJV Genesis 1 : 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the ...
9 votes
6 answers
814 views

Why was Adam created alone?

When God created the living creatures and animals it seems they were created in pairs for multiplication purposes KJV Genesis 1:21-22 And God created great whales, and every living creature that ...
2 votes
1 answer
90 views

Genesis 2:24 When does a man leave his father and mother?

Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Is this, the command here to leave father and mother, predicated on ...
  • 2,813
4 votes
5 answers
933 views

Adam was not a son, but the father of all mankind: What, then, is the significance of the "Second Adam" being "the Son of Man" not "Father of Man"?

Jesus is called the "last Adam" or "second man (Adam)": And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. . . . The ...
  • 5,962
1 vote
2 answers
90 views

Why does God curse the land the second time in Genesis 4:11-12?

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her ...
0 votes
2 answers
88 views

Was Adam capable of procreation in Genesis 2:7,8?

“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the ...
5 votes
5 answers
1k views

Why would it take Adam and Eve 130 years to have Seth when God's command was to "be fruitful and multiply" (Gen. 1:28)?

In the first chapter of the Book of Genesis we read: Genesis 1:27-28: "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; ...
  • 8,934
11 votes
11 answers
3k views

Does Romans 5:12 say that we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve?

Romans 5:12 New International Version Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned It seems that we ...
1 vote
3 answers
197 views

Would Adam have (spiritually) died if he merely touched the Tree of Knowledge? (Gen. 2:16-17 vs. 3:2-3)

It is hardly surprising that most believe God spoke directly to Eve concerning the Tree of the Knowledge. We tend to assume, based on Eve's own words to the serpent, that is precisely what God did. ...
  • 8,934
3 votes
4 answers
187 views

Were their eyes opened simultaneously in Genesis 3:7?

Genesis 3:6, 7 NIV 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to ...
2 votes
3 answers
252 views

Is removal from the Tree of Life in Gen. 3:22 Adam and Eve's death?

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” (Gen. 3:22, ...
  • 16.9k
3 votes
4 answers
151 views

In Gen. 3:5 is יֹדְעֵ֖י ט֥וֹב וָרָֽע experiential knowledge rather than intellectual knowledge?

In Gen. 3:5 is יֹדְעֵ֖י ט֥וֹב וָרָֽע (knowing good and evil) experiential knowledge rather than intellectual knowledge? Up to that time Adam and Eve only knew obedience. There was only one tree they ...
  • 16.9k
1 vote
4 answers
848 views

How did Adam know that Eve had been formed out of his rib/bone in Genesis 2:23?

It is said God caused the Adam to fall into a deep sleep and during that time God formed Eve out of Adam's rib/bone . 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was ...
13 votes
3 answers
366 views

What is the knowledge of good and evil, and why is it lethal (Gen. 2:17)?

Following Adam's and Eve's disobedience, something profound occurred: Genesis 3:7: "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves ...
  • 8,934
1 vote
2 answers
586 views

Why did it take Noah this long to have children in Genesis 5:32:?

Genesis 5:32 NIV 32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth. All Noah's ancestors had children when they were around one hundred years but when it came to him it is ...
1 vote
2 answers
4k views

Did God Explicitly Warn Eve About the Tree of Knowledge (Gen. 2, 3)?

Many believe that God spoke directly to Eve concerning the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It is no wonder, because most assume that God explicitly spoke to Eve about it. But I believe this ...
  • 8,934
4 votes
5 answers
1k views

Did Adam know about the Tree of Life?

Scripture clearly tells us that God made the Tree of Life in Eden, that God informed Adam of the Tree of Knowledge, and that God expelled Adam from Eden so as to prevent him from eating of the Tree of ...
  • 745
2 votes
0 answers
49 views

Is becoming like God good thing? [closed]

Genesis 3:22. Please notice the two different translation samples below. The same scripture but different outcomes. Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and ...
3 votes
2 answers
154 views

Did God ever consider animals as suitable help for man in Genesis 2?

The passages in this question are all from Genesis 2. After creation God expresses how no suitable companion could be found for the man 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. ...
4 votes
2 answers
127 views

Why didn't God say to woman/Eve/Chava for what sin/sins she is judged?

In Genesis 3, we read that when God gave the judgement, HE said to the serpent and Adam in a manner such as "because you did such and such, so it shall be……" but to the woman, He didn't call ...
  • 41
3 votes
3 answers
521 views

Why would Adam and Eve eating again the Fruit of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Garden give them Eternal Life?

I was reading Genesis of the First Testament and came across the following excerpt, Genesis 3:22-23 (KJV): [22] And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
  • 131
4 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why is Seth said to be in likeness and image of his father in Genesis 5:3?

Genesis 5:3 NIV 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. Adam had other sons prior to Seth who were not said to be in his likeness ...
3 votes
1 answer
626 views

130 years Genesis 5:3

In Genesis 5:3, where Adam's age is stated as 130 years old, is there by chance any alternative, maybe gematria-type alternative meaning for 130? I don't mean a different age, but a word that 130 ...
  • 41
0 votes
1 answer
63 views

How come God did not give some sign of the grave consequences for all humanity in Genesis 2:17? [closed]

Genesis 2:17 You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die." Should Adam automatically believe what God said on its face value? Did ...
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

Was Adam made on day 3 or day 6? [duplicate]

In Genesis 1:27 we have the creation of Adam on the sixth day of creation. Genesis 1:27a, So God created Adam in God's own image... But in the next chapter, we have: Genesis 2:5-7, in the ...
  • 2,245
0 votes
3 answers
2k views

In Gen 3:17, why was Adam blamed for heeding the voice of Eve?

Given God said it is not good for man to be alone and created Eve for Adam, what is significant about the phrase “because you heeded the voice of your wife”?
2 votes
6 answers
1k views

Does Genesis 3:22 indicate that Adam was already subject to death before he sinned?

“but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ Was Adam not subject to death prior to eating of ...
3 votes
3 answers
3k views

Why did Adam and Eve risk eating the forbidden fruit even when fully aware that they will die if they eat it? [closed]

Relevant Passage: 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree ...
  • 5,829
2 votes
2 answers
4k views

What happened after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6¶And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that ...
  • 1,032
2 votes
6 answers
3k views

Why does Genesis 2:7 read חַיִּ֑ים plural rather than singular

Genesis 2:7 in English it reads God breathe the breath of life(singular) but in Hebrew it reads lives(plural) What is significant that ‘Adam’ received a plurality of lives breathe into him? Eve didn’...
-1 votes
2 answers
547 views

Why would God test Adam's obedience?

I need help putting different Bible verses together so I can understand them consistently. Please follow my logic here: The Bible says that God created the world (Gen 1). Lord Jesus said that the ...
0 votes
3 answers
941 views

Why do people say Jesus is the only sinless person to walk this earth? [closed]

I have heard this a many of time from people. Even read it in some post on this site. Can some one give me some scripture reference for this? From what I get from the scriptures: (KJV) Genesis 3:8-...
's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
860 views

Was Adam "buried" where he was "created" as Jubilees states? If so, was Adam possibly buried on Mt. Moriah?

How to make sense of Jubilees 4:29, which states Adam was buried where he was created? Was he buried on Mt. Moriah (where multiple references say he was created)? I know tradition states that Adam ...
3 votes
8 answers
4k views

Genesis - Eden: Was There Punishment for Disobeying the Lord God? If so, What Was It?

What was punishment for Adam, Eve, and the serpent for disobeying the Lord God's order to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Neither Adam or Eve died and their disposition remained ...
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Can Adam in Genesis 2 be interpreted as referring to "humanity" rather than a specific man?

In the Minnesota Public Radio News story "Female faith leaders preach #SilenceIsNotSpiritual", guest speaker Lisa Sharon Harper went on a tangent while discussing attitudes towards women in ...
4 votes
3 answers
160 views

In Romans 5:9 why does not say "all" but "many"? [duplicate]

“By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners” (Rom. 5:19). Why does not say "all" but "many"?
  • 41
-1 votes
3 answers
3k views

What does 'only begotten of the Father' mean in John 1:14?

what might the differnce be between adam as the son of god and jesus and the only begotten son of god. taking into account that in genesis 1 adam was first made after the elohims' image and likeness ...
  • 11
2 votes
3 answers
266 views

Genesis 2:17 a substitutionary death?

Genesis 2:17 (KJV): of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die It is written "on the day" Adam ate, he ...
  • 759
7 votes
4 answers
813 views

In Gen. 4, Seth is "appointed" as another seed "instead of Abel." What is the ancient interpretation of this appointment?

In Genesis 4:25, it states: "And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: 'for God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him" What is the ...
-1 votes
2 answers
567 views

In Genesis 2:22-23 did the material from Adam's side provide Adam's life to Eve or just the material from which she was made? [closed]

I am reading from the book of Genesis where it is written, Genesis 2:20-23 New International Version (NIV) 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild ...
  • 2,744
3 votes
1 answer
68 views

Who names Seth?

In Genesis 4:25 it states וַיֵּ֨דַע אָדָ֥ם עוֹד֙ אֶת־אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַתֵּ֣לֶד בֵּ֔ן וַתִּקְרָ֥א אֶת־שְׁמ֖וֹ שֵׁ֑ת כִּ֣י שָֽׁת־לִ֤י אֱלֹהִים֙ זֶ֣רַע אַחֵ֔ר תַּ֣חַת הֶ֔בֶל כִּ֥י הֲרָג֖וֹ קָֽיִן׃ I would ...
3 votes
1 answer
250 views

Was Genesis 2 understood to be a creation narrative in Judaic literature?

Genesis 2 is commonly considered a creation narrative of the first humans. But when did this interpretation originate? Does ancient Jewish literature support this view or view Adam and Eve simply as ...
  • 139
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is the nature of Eve's desire in Gen. 3:16 [duplicate]

In Genesis 3:16, the ESV and NASB, (respectively) each convey very different meanings for this verse: ESV (2016) To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in ...
  • 81
7 votes
3 answers
866 views

Is Jesus's crown of thorns a callback to Adam's curse of thorns?

Could the crown of thorns described in Mark 15:17 be an attempt by the writer to strengthen the relationship between Christ as the second Adam and the first Adam who is cursed in Genesis 3:18 with an ...