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Adam Kind

The Hebrew word pronounced aw-dawm, from which the name Adam originated, originally meant man, as a species, male and female, not a personal name i.e. "male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam."

"5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam.

In the day that God created man [see Christ The Creator], in the likeness of God made he him;

5:2 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)

"Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam"

While he was yet the only "adam," the male then continued what the LORD was the first to do - giving names to species of living creatures i.e. "whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof."

"2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." (Genesis 2:19 KJV)

The Holy Scriptures Later, with the creation of a female "adam," the male continued his practice of naming newly-created creatures in a generalized sort of way. He called her "woman."

"2:21 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; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

2:23 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 2:21-23 KJV)

With only two of them, and with the female given the name "woman," began the modern-day practice of using "man" (i.e. the Hebrew word aw-dawm, Adam) for both the species, and the male of the species. The first two humans were then known as "Man" (i.e. "Adam") and "Woman."

"3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." (Genesis 3:2-3 KJV)

"3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden." (Genesis 3:8 KJV)

After the man and woman were removed from the Garden of Eden, Adam gave the Woman a personal name, Eve, which means mother.

"3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." (Genesis 3:20 KJV)

Interestingly, in view of that later name change, it apparently didn't occur to Adam that the woman could become a mother, until after they were cast out of the garden, nor in fact did she. "Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived" outside of the garden of Eden, which poses the question - if they hadn't sinned, would all humans thereafter have been created, not born, as Eve was? Why else would the LORD say to them, after they became sinners, "3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children" (Genesis 3:16 KJV)?

"3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Genesis 3:23-24 KJV)

"4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground." (Genesis 4:1-2 KJV)

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