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Thursday, April 27 2017
Biblical Eras: The Rise And Fall Of The First Family
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ... And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken"
The Hebrew word, pronounced aw-dawm, from which the name "Adam" originated, actually means man as a species, male and female - all of whom were created in the Image of The Father and the LORD God (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation and Who Did God Call Adam?) i.e. "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness."
"1:26 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.
The male aw-dawm (i.e. human) was created first. The female was created from the male (see How Long Was Adam Alone?).
"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.
Like the Universe itself (see Biblical Eras: In The Beginning), the first two humans were created sinless. By that time however, the loser Satan (see What Is Satan's Real Name?) had squandered his own true freedom to become a vain, whining rebel (see Biblical Eras: Satan's Revolution). He used his then-perverted beauty and teaching ability to "lead" the first humans, away from the Truth, toward their doom (see Broad Is The Way That Leadeth To Destruction).
"3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The first humans then voted ("Express a choice or opinion") for, not only Satan's lies, but for his way of liberal rebellion (by definition, all rebels are extremist liberals who do not conserve what exists; see When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?; also What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It? and The Only Political Party That's Going To Survive).
"3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." (Genesis 3:6-7 KJV)
But with sin comes a scarred conscience. While sinless, the first humans were fearless, but as rebels then ran and hid (see Who Invented Camouflage?) with their excuses. When found and confronted, "the man said, the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat."
"3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day [see also The Spirit Of The Breeze]: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
The blame game was then continued by the woman who cried, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat" (see The Character Assassins)
"3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?
All things were created "good." When humans chose to become sinners however, pestilent weeds, that are not good, began to grow (see Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?).
"3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." (Genesis 3:17-19 KJV)
The male gave the female a personal name "because she was the mother of all living." She became a mother after "Adam" and Eve were put out of the Garden (see The Only Child Of The Garden).
"3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." (Genesis 3:20 KJV)
The LORD then made clothing of animal skins for the first humans just before they were put out of the Garden (see The Origin Of Clothing).
"3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 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 3:21-24 KJV)
See The Return Of The Tree Of Life
This Day In History, April 27
33 BC: Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: How Long In Bethlehem? and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars), celebrated a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania (the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula i.e. Spain and Portugal).
629: Shahrbaraz was crowned the king of the Sasanian Empire - the last Persian (Persia is known today as Iran) empire before the invention and rise of Islam.
1296: English forces under Edward I battled a Scottish army under the Earl of Athol at the Battle of Dunbar.
1509: Pope Julius II excommunicated the Italian state of Venice.
1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed at age 41 by natives in the Philippines while on his pioneering round-the-world voyage.
1565: The first Spanish settlement in the Philippines was established.
1773: The English Parliament passed the Tea Act.
1810: Ludwig van Beethoven composed Fur Elise.
1813: During the War of 1812 (1812-1814), U.S. invasion forces pillaged the capital of Upper Canada during the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Ontario). The malicious U.S. looting and burning of the Parliament Building in Toronto was later repaid by the Royal Marines retribution burning of the White House in Washington, forcing U.S. President James Madison and his regime to flee the city. James Madison started the war with the publicly-stated intention to conquer Canada and subject its people to imperial rule from Washington (ironically, the U.S. very quickly adopted the imperialistic behavior that it claimed to have been founded against).
1865: The Sultanana, a steam-powered riverboat, caught fire and burned after one of its boilers exploded. At least 1,238 of the 2,031 passengers, mostly former Union POWs, were killed.
1840: The foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster in London was laid.
1909: A group known as the "Young Turks" deposed Sultan Abdul Hamid 3 days after a liberation army had taken Constantinople.
1937: The first major aerial bombing of a civilian population took place when German warplanes, supporting General Francisco Franco's fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War, attacked the Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain, killing 1,000 of its 7,000 people.
1940: Nazi Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler gave the order to establish a concentration camp at an abandoned army barracks at Oswiecim, Poland. It became the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
1941: During the Second World War (1939-1945), German troops raised the Swastika over the Acropolis in Athens.
1969: French voters, in a referendum on the proposed issues of regional devolution and reform of the upper house of the French Parliament, voted against Charles de Gaulle's further plans for the country; de Gaulle promptly resigned and the de Gaulle era ended.
1974: Over ten thousand protesters marched in Washington, D.C. demanding the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1975: During the Vietnam civil war, Saigon was encircled by North Vietnamese troops.
1978: Afghanistan's armed forces seized power, establishing a government based on Islamic principles. President Daoud was killed and new President Nur Mohammed Taraki proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Invasions by the USSR in 1979 and the USA in 2001 followed.
1987: The U.S. barred Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim diplomatic entry into the U.S. because of his alleged Nazi involvement during the Second World War.
1989: Protesting students took over Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The protests were later crushed (literally) by Chinese tanks and troops.
2005: The European superjumbo double-deck airliner Airbus A380 made its first flight, in France. It is the world's largest capacity (up to 853 passengers) airliner.