A-Z: General definitions: Adam


According to Genesis (the first book of the Old Testament), Adam is the first human being, made in the image / likeness of God, placed in the Garden of Eden and given dominion over the earth (Genesis 2:7-8; Genesis 2:15-17). From his rib God created the first woman, Eve. He chose to disobey God and eat fruit from the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil. As a result, he was banished with Eve from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6-7; Genesis 3:17-19; Genesis 3:23).

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Big ideas: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, 'Second Adam'

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