Adam (Ad´uhm)

1 The first man. In (Gen 2:4-4:26), Yahweh forms Adam (Heb. ‘adam, “human”) from the “earth” (Heb. ‘adamah), sets him over the Garden, and allows him to name the animals. Tranquility rules until Adam and Eve break Yahweh’s rule, eat the forbidden fruit, and suffer expulsion from the Garden and the curse of a life of sweat, pain, and death. In the NT, Luke carries Jesus’s genealogy back to God through Adam (Luke 3:38). (Rom 5:12-21) contrasts the first (earthly) Adam, who was disobedient, with Christ, the last (heavenly) Adam, who was obedient. 2 A city mentioned in (Josh 3:16), where the waters of the Jordan were dammed, allowing the Israelites to cross. It stood at the outflow of the biblical Jabbok River (modern Zerqa) into the Jordan River, commanding intersecting travel routes.

Gen 2:4-4:26

4These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
Another Account of the Creation
In the day that the Lord God made the earth and ... View more

Luke 3:38

38son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.

Rom 5:12-21

Adam and Christ
12Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned—13s ... View more

Josh 3:16

16the waters flowing from above stood still, rising up in a single heap far off at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, while those flowing toward the sea of ... View more

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