The relevance of Adam is not solely with the Old Testament. In the New Testament, the first Adam is compared with the second Adam. The first Adam brought about the (Fall of Man), which cursed man with the knowledge of sin. Adam and Eve were cast out of the (Garden of Eden) and out of God's presence. The second Adam (Jesus) came to the world to save mankind from Adam's (knowledge of sin) that carried on through man. With the first Adam there is death, but with the second Adam there is life. But who is this first Adam?
'Adam, without the article, denotes man or mankind in general (Gen. 1:26; 2:5; 5:1, followed by plural pronoun). With the article, it denotes the man, Adam, though rendered "man" in Gen. 1:27; 2:7 (twice), 8, 15, 16, 19 (marg.), 22 (twice); 3:12, 22, 24; 5:1; 6:1 (rendered "men"), 2, 3, 4. After this, the Hebrew 'Adam = man or men, is used of the descendants of Adam. Hence, Christ is called "the son of Adam", not a son of Enosh.
With the particle ha ('eth) in addition to the article it is very emphatic, and means self, very, this same, this very. See Gen. 2:7 (first occurrence), 8, 15. (Refer to: Appendix #14 The Synonymous Words used for "Man"). Now lets go to the first chapter in Genesis when God created all the races. (Creation of all mankind).
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26). God created man (mankind), the hunters and fishers of the earth to have dominion over the animals.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27). God created all the races both male and female.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28). All mankind and all the races were to multiply and replenish the earth, and all the hunters and fishers to have dominion over the animals of the earth.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31). After God created mankind (all the races of people), He saw that it was good. (God loves all His children). This was the end of the sixth day creation and God rested on the seventh day. (Genesis 2:1-2).
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens. (Genesis 2:4). Here is the history from the overthrow to this earth age. (Refer to: Study topic "Three Earth Ages").
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. (Genesis 2:5). The Lord did not make it rain upon the earth at this time. “There was also no man to till the ground.” As stated in Genesis 2:6, there was a mist that came up from the earth to water the face of the ground. Now we have mankind when God created all the races. The hunters and fishers who had dominion over the animals of the earth. (Genesis 1:27-28). We will find that God formed thee man Adam (Eth-Ha-Adham), from the dust of the ground to till the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7). The eighth day creation or formation if you will. This is the Adam (Eth-Ha-Adam), from the garden of Eden, whom Eve would come and be the mother of all living, in that Christ (the second Adam), would come through her. Believing in Christ is what makes us all part of the same family as Christians. Not that we all come from Adam and Eve. (That would be genetically impossible). Not to mention that it doesn’t make sense. When it doesn’t make sense, it usually isn’t true. Remember that God created all the races on the sixth day. Adam and Eve were part of the eighth day formation. (God created one set of people and formed the next).
Now lets see how God took Adam, and from him formed Eve. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (Genesis 2:8). God placed Adam (Eth-Ha-Adam) in the garden of Eden to till the soil. (Adam in a sense would be the first farmer). And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15). But, there would be a condition here. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But 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. (Genesis 2:16-17). Eat from any tree in the garden, but do not touch the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil.” (This would be the first commandment of God). To leave that particular tree alone. We all know what this particular tree represents. (Satan)! This would be the action that would curse man with the knowledge of sin. Does Adam obey God? Refer to our newsletter study topic “Back To The Garden.”
Now lets see what God had in mind for Adam. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. (Genesis 2:18-19). This is when God formed from the ground all the “domestic animals” and brought them to Adam for his company. (God let Adam name them all). Now we come to Adams human mate.
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 the flesh instead thereof. And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:21-22). From this one man Adam would Eve be formed, the mother of all living. Again, in that Christ would come through Eve, generation after generation. (The story of one mans history). But how was Eve formed? Lets take the word “rib” back to the original Hebrew manuscripts. The Hebrew word for rib is (“tsalah” Strong’s #6763, 6760 meaning “to curve”), speaking of the “DNA or helix curve.” (Deoxyribonucleic is the scientific name for the DNA double curve). Helix DNA is made up of the X&Y chromosomes that determine gender in a person. God took the feminine DNA from Adam and produced woman as his wife.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Genesis 2:23). Called woman because she was formed from the DNA of man. (1 Corinthians 11:8).
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24). Two become one flesh in marriage. (It takes both DNA to have a child).
And they were both
naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:25).
The man and woman were both naked
but felt no shame. (They were innocent from sin at this time). So, there you
have it. The story of one mans history in the beginning (Eth-Ha-Adam), and the
creation of his wife Eve.
Keep The Faith,
Keep The Faith,