Adam and Eve
Adam (“Man”) was created by God on the sixth day of creation. God gave him dominion over all living things. He formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him. He then placed Adam in the Garden of Eden and He then gave him a partner, Eve.
Eve was later persuaded by a serpent to eat fruit from the tree of “knowledge of good and evil,” the tree that God had warned Adam not to eat from. Eve gave some of the fruit to Adam and because of this God expelled Adam and Eve from Eden. Adam then had to till the ground and labor for his food. Adam and Eve’s children included Cain, Abel, and Seth, and other sons and daughters.
Adam lived for 932 years. In the New Testament Adam is compared to Jesus Christ because just as Adam had brought sin and death into the world, Jesus brought forgiveness and life. In Romans 5:12, Paul writes that “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned.” The story of Adam is found in Genesis chapters 1-5.
Eve was also created by God in the Garden of Eden from the rib of Adam, who interpreted this as her being “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” And because of this, a man leaves his parents and is “joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” The story of Eve is found in Genesis, chapters 2 and 3.
The story of Adam and Eve is found in Genesis 1:26-30 and Genesis 2:7-4:4.