Adam and Eve


Lucia was asking about sin and death only being around since Adam. Genesis for Ordinary People highlights Romans 5 and talks about sin being in the world before the law that Adam was given, but what about I Corinthians 15: 21-22 which says, 'For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.'?

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Brian asked about Jesus believing that Adam and Eve were the first people because Jesus said in Mark 10:6-7 “from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife.” Jesus also said in Matt 19:4-5 “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

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Christine asked about the people who lived before Adam. Romans 5:14 says that “death reigned from Adam to Moses.” So who were the people before Adam and did they die? Also 1 Cor 15:22 says, “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” So if all die in Adam who were the people before Adam and did they die?

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Isn’t there a problem with Eve being taken from Adam’s rib because of the Y chromosomes? Also why do men have nipples?

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In Genesis for Ordinary People we are told that Adam and Eve began to make clothes from fig leaves to cover up their nakedness because they were ashamed. The question is then asked, "who were they ashamed to be naked in front of?" The book states that it probably wasn't each other because husbands and wives are not normally ashamed to be naked together. And it probably wasn't God because they hid when he came along. But doesn't that show that it probably was God that they were ashamed to be naked in front of?

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Sandy asked. “Can you help us out with a problem? How did Eve know she couldn’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?”

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On page 135 (of the first edition 'Genesis for Ordinary People') you quote Luke 3:22 as: 'Yahweh walked and ate with men, so too did Jesus, and the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in bodily form like a dove.' Is this your own translation or from any particular version as it is not quite the same in my usual NIV?

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