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Introduction to Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve were the first man and woman based on the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions. Their story can be found in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible in chapters one through five. Let us know more about the story of Adam and Eve and the important events that happened in their life.

The Creation of AdamName: Adam which means “red earth”

Family: Eve (Wife), Cain, Abel (Sons), The rest of the world (descendants)

What Was Adam Like:

  • Long-lived
  • Not much is known about what Adam was like.

Major Events During Adam and Eve’s Life

God created Adam from the dust, and he was made a fully mature man. Then God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs, and she was made a fully mature woman. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, which was a paradise made by God for them. They lived alongside every animal of the earth and lived in harmony, for no sin was there to produce a desire for violence. But there is one command from God that they have to follow and that is to not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but of every other tree they could eat.

One day, not exactly known when, Satan, the fallen angel once named Lucifer, disguised himself as a snake or serpent and tempted Eve to eat a fruit from the forbidden tree. The first attempt that he told her to eat, she initially refused. The serpent then lied to her and said that if she ate of the tree she would become like God. With that, she ate, and Fell, and sin entered the world.

Eve then offered the fruit to Adam, who could have refused her easily and rebuked her, but he took the fruit and ate as well. Adam and Eve knew they had done wrong, and had become aware of their nakedness. In shame, they hid from God and covered themselves with fig leaves.

God searched for them and called for them, they answered and said they were ashamed of their nakedness. God asked them what happened. Eve blamed the serpent and Adam blamed Eve, which further plunged themselves into sin.

With that, God cursed the serpent, saying that it would forever crawl on its belly and have enmity between it and women and her offspring. He also said that eventually a man would crush his (Satan’s) head and he would strike His heel. God decreed that childbearing would be painful and that Adam would rule over her.

To Adam He said he must work to eat from then on, that the ground was cursed and would produce things like thorns and thistles. The two were banished from the Garden of Eden forever and a cherubim was set at the gates with a flaming sword to guard the way to the Tree of Life.

Adam and Eve’s Death

Adam died at the age of 930 of natural causes. It is unknown when Eve died, but it was likely somewhere near as old as Adam. Adam and Eve lived so long because their bodies and the world was not yet as ravaged by sin, thus its affects had not taken full root yet and they lived longer.

We can learn for Adam and Eve’s story that our decisions have consequences. That the love of God for us is bountiful and He allows us to make our own choices, but poor choices have consequences.

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