Adam and Eve

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In this stained-glass art, an angel taking Adam and Eve's place makes sure Adam and Eve are forced to leave the Garden after eating the Forbidden Fruit, which God had told them that they were not supposed to eat.

Adam and Eve are the parents of all humans in the Abrahamic religions. In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, as well as the Qu'ran and the Aqdas, they are the first two people made by God.

The Bible says that the Nāḥāš (translated as serpent) tempted Eve so she could eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden, disobeying God's command. When Adam and Eve sinned, they were cast out of the Garden of Eden and cursed with pain, death, and sickness.

In the Christian religion, the serpent is the Devil, a fallen angel and chief demon, who carries the titles of Lucifer ("Light bringer" or "Shining One") and Satan ("Accuser" or "Adversary").

Adam[change | change source]

The second chapter of Genesis says that God made Adam from the dust of the ground. Then, God breathed life into him. God made a garden, called the Garden of Eden, for him to live in and take care of. Adam named the animals that God made. God did not provide clothing for Adam or Eve until they disobeyed him. He gave them tunics made out of animal fur when he banished them from Eden. Adam is "The Chosen One".[1][2]

Eve[change | change source]

God knew that the animals were not good enough friends for Adam, who needed a partner like him. So God took a rib from Adam and used it to make Eve (meaning "mother of all living"). Adam did not give her this name until God banished them from Eden when he provided clothing for them out of animal fur after they disobeyed him.

The fall and punishment[change | change source]

Chapter three of Genesis says that Adam and Eve had everything they needed in the garden. There was only one thing that God told them that they should not do: eat from the Tree of Knowledge; only from the Tree of Life. The serpent told them that God does not want you both to be as intelligent as he is, so this convinced Eve to disobey God's orders. Once they ate the forbidden fruit, they were forced to leave Eden. Not only that, but God said that women would experience pain during childbirth, that men would have to work hard to grow food, and that he would return to the dust from which he came at death.

References[change | change source]

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  1. (Scroll down to page 12) Adam was given the honorary name of "Adam-I-Safi" meaning: THE CHOSEN ONE
  2. Bottom of page 57: "Adam was God's Chosen one "Adam-Safi"