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People of the Bible
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Birth: 1 AM
Death: 930 AM (930 years)


Children:Cain, Abel, Seth, et al.

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1st member of the Genealogy of Christ

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Adam (Hebrew: אדם, ʼĀḏām; Greek: Ἀδάμ, Ādām; Arabic: آدم, ’Ādam; "Name means::man"[1]) (Born::4 Ethanim 1 AMDied::Tammuz 930 AM), according to the Bible, was the first human being created by God. It is said that man was created in God's own image, and given dominion over the animals and the Earth.

"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

Creation of Adam

Adam and Eve were both created by God on the sixth day of creation. Adam was formed from the dust of the ground. God then created Eve by placing Adam into a deep sleep and removing his rib with which Eve was formed. Adam and Eve then become the progenitors of all humanity.

"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

Garden of Eden

Main Article: Eden

Eden is the name of the geographical region in the antediluvian world in which God created the Garden of Eden (Hebrew: גן עדן, Gān ʻĒḏen). God placed Adam in this garden, and he and Eve were to live there and care for it. The Garden of Eden is described in Genesis 2-3 .

Original Sin

Main Article: Fall of Man

According to the Bible, death came into the world as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve. The account in Genesis 2-3 states that God placed a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, and gave Adam and Eve specific instructions not to eat from it. Despite this command and warning from God, Eve was tempted by a serpent and she ate of the fruit anyway, then gave some to Adam. This act of disobedience was the first time that humans had sinned against God, and is therefore, called the original sin.

Genealogical Record

Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo. Ceiling of Sistine Chapel.
Main Article: Biblical Genealogy

Adam lived to be Life span::930 years old and fathered sons and daughters by Husband of::Eve, three of whom are recorded by name: sons Father of::Cain, Father of::Abel, and Father of::Seth. To be more specific, he was Age of parenthood::130 years old when Seth was born. Traditionally, the first-born son is used to establish parenthood for genealogical purposes. But in Adam's case, Seth is used because his first-born, Cain, killed Abel and was cursed by God, and for that reason Seth, not Cain, was the son who carried on the line.

See Also


  1. Missler, Chuck. "Meaning of the Names in Genesis 5." Koinonia House Online. Accessed December 25, 2007.