Adam and eve book of genesis
SparkNotes: Bible: The Old Testament: Genesis, Chapters 1–11Adam and Eve , according to the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions ,   were the first man and woman. They are central to the belief that humanity is in essence a single family, with everyone descended from a single pair of original ancestors. In the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible , chapters one through five, there are two creation narratives with two distinct perspectives. In the first, Adam and Eve are not named. Instead, God created humankind in God's image and instructed them to multiply and to be stewards over everything else that God had made. In the second narrative, God fashions Adam from dust and places him in the Garden of Eden. Adam is told that he can eat freely of all the trees in the garden, except for a tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
First Book of Adam and Eve - Chapters 1 - 28 (Part 1)
The Story of Adam And Eve
The Book of Genesis opens the Hebrew Bible with the story of creation. God, a spirit hovering over an empty, watery void, creates the world by speaking into the darkness and calling into being light, sky, land, vegetation, and living creatures over the course of six days. God places the two people, Adam and Eve, in the idyllic garden of Eden, encouraging them to procreate and to enjoy the created world fully, and forbidding them to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve shares the fruit with Adam, and the two are immediately filled with shame and remorse. While walking in the garden, God discovers their disobedience.
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Adam and Eve usually get a pretty bad rap. After all, their story is normally referred to as The Fall—that can't be good. See, these two are leading a totally idyllic existence: in the buff with no shame ; and in a garden, with fruit trees , cool breezes , rivers , and a deity who's known to visit them while strolling in the evening The one thing that's off limits is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, whose fruit God forbids them to eat But eat they do. Surprise, surprise. As a result of their eating, which might be understood as disobedience to God and hence the first sin , the two's idyllic existence is radically transformed into the kind of life that is more familiar to us mortals: death , endless labor , infertile soil , patriarchy , painful child-bearing , the threat of snake-bite , blame , shame , 10 , awareness of nudity , 10 , the need for clothing , and estrangement from the deity
In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. I will make a helper suitable for him. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. But for Adam [ f ] no suitable helper was found.