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The Creation Of Man

A Hebrew word for man, as a species, is (pronounced) aw-dawm, from which originated the name Adam. The first usage of "man" in the Bible is in a generic way, referring all humans. Eve was as much "adam" as Adam was i.e. "In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created" (Genesis 5:1-2 KJV). Interestingly, although the English word "woman" literally means "man with a womb," in the Hebrew of the Scriptures "woman" (the Hebrew word is pronounced ish-shaw) originated from a different significance i.e. "she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man" (Genesis 2:23 KJV).

The Creation Of Man

In The Beginning The Bible provides two accounts of the creation of man, the first a general statement in the context of "creation week," the second a more detailed record of the same event.

From the first chapter of Genesis, a general statement:

"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. So God created man in His own image, in The Image Of God created He him; male and female created He them." (Genesis 1:26-27 KJV)

From the second chapter of Genesis, a more detailed account:

"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 [see Where Is Your Soul?] ... 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 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. 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 2:7,18,21-23 KJV)

Jesus Christ often used the term "son of man" in describing Himself:

"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (Matthew 12:40 KJV) (see also "I am not yet ascended")

"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the Tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom [see The Gospel of The Kingdom of God] all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear" (Matthew 13:40-43 KJV)

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming [see The Return Of Jesus Christ] in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet [see The Feast Of Trumpets], and they shall gather [see Spiritual and Physical Gatherings] together His elect [see The Elect] from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matthew 24:29-31 KJV)

"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matthew 18:11 KJV)

Fact Finder: Angels already existed when man was created, so God wasn't in need of more servants or company. Why did God create man?
See Children Of God, also Spiritual Conception and Spiritual Adoption

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