Interesting Facts About the First Man Created by God - Adam
Adam, according to the Bible, is the first ever man created by God. He was father to Abel and Cain. His wife is Eve.
According to married men, Adam is the luckiest man in the world - he had no in-laws!
Here are some important facts about Adam.
1.) Adam is the first man created by God in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
2.) His wife, Eve, is known as Hawa in the Koran, Islam’s Holy Scripture.
3.) In the Hebrew calendar or Jewish calendar, Adam was created at the Garden of Eden in 3760 BCE.
4.) Adam died in 2830 BCE based on the Hebrew calendar at the aged of 930 years.
5.) Only three of his many children were mentioned in the Bible – Abel, Cain and Seth.
Adam as depicted on Michelangelo’s The Creation of Man. It can be seen on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.
6.) Seth, according to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, is the 3rd son of Adam and Eve. He was born after Cain killed Abel as a replacement for Abel.
7.) According to Genesis, God first formed Adam out of “the dust of the ground” and then “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life”, making him to “become a living soul”.
8.) On the account of Genesis 2:20, Adam named all the animals on Earth.
9.) Woman was derived from “womb of a man” – WOMAN.
10.) According to Jewish folklore, the first wife of Adam was Lilith. She abandoned Adam after she refused to become subservient to Adam and returned to the Garden of Eden after she mated with archangel Samael.
11.) The first sin committed by Adam is eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
12.) The second sin he committed is when he blamed God and his wife for eating the fruit. Genesis 3:12 “The woman who you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree and so I ate”
13.) According to the Book of Jubilees, a 2nd century BCE text, gives Adam the daughters Azura and Awan, who married Seth and Cain, respectively, in incestuous unions.
14.) Jesus, considered as the second Adam came to the world to save mankind from Adam’s original sin that everyone inherits. With the first Adam there is death, but with the second Adam there is life.
15.) The Latter Day Saints movement believes that Adam and Archangel Michael are the same individual.