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

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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 ...
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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. ...
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Were their eyes opened simultaneously in Genesis 3:7?

Genesis 3:7 NIV 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 her ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did God Explicitly Warn Eve About the Tree of Knowledge (Ex. 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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”?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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’...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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"?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Did Adam blame Eve?

In Genesis 3, when God asks Adam and Eve if they have eaten from the infamous tree, Adam says, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate." And Eve says, "The ...
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How would Adam know what “you shall surely die” meant?

In Genesis 2, God warns Adam not to eat of a certain tree and threatens punishment or consequences if he disobeys: 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the ...
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120 years until the flood, or until Adam's death, or shorter lifespans from now on?

3Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” ESV Some1 have taken the 120 years in Genesis 6:3 to mean the time remaining until the ...
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Is the translation “rib” for the Hebrew צֵלָע (*tsela*) in Genesis 2:22 justified?

Why is it that Biblical translators choose to translate the Hebrew word צֵלָע (tsela) as "rib" when referring to the formation of Eve from Adam in Genesis 2:22? Never is this word translated as rib ...
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If Adam wasn't deceived but Eve (1 Timothy 2:14), then, why did sin enter not by Eve but by Adam (Romans 5:12)? [closed]

If Adam wasn't deceived but Eve (1 Timothy 2:14), then, why did sin enter not by Eve but by Adam (Romans 5:12)? 1 Timothy 2:14 (NIV) And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was ...
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Not good for Adam or Mankind to be alone? Genesis 2:18

We read in Genesis 2:18 (ESV) Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” I'm not a Hebrew scholar by any means, but what little I ...
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Creation of Man narrated twice with different God name [duplicate]

In the Hebrew of Genesis, there are 2 verses that describe the creation of man: Genesis 1:27: So ´Élöhîm אֱלֹהִים created man in his [own] image, in the image of ´Élöhîm created he him; male and ...
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Where was Adam created?

Genesis 2 describes Adam being put in the Garden of Eden: 7then 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 ...
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What is the basis for believing Hosea 6:7 is speaking about Adam the man and not men in general? [duplicate]

It is the same word (Adam meaning man) but the KJV translates it as men, any other translations I have checked translate it as 'Adam' himself. What are the arguments for translating it as 'Adam'? ...
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Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?

Scripture is not clear on how exactly Adam was created, however I find it a bit odd that most movies would portray him as a shaved man with long hair in his mid 30s. Where does the assumption that ...
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How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?

How credible is the theory that the Sumerian story of Enki and Ninhursag influenced or inspired Genesis 2 and 3? the literature created by the Sumerians left its deep imprint on the Hebrews, and ...
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Hosea 6.7: “like men”, “like Adam”, or “at Adam”?

I was doing some study on Adam, and came across Hosea 6.7. The Hebrew, for reference: והמה כאדם עברו ברית שם בגדו בי׃ I was already aware different translations choose to render כאדם either as '...
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Jesus as Adam in the Gospels? [closed]

Can anyone point me to any modern biblical scholars (from 1700s to today), who have written about Jesus as either an Adam figure or as a covenant head based on exegesis of the Gospels? Certainly there ...