This chapter of the bible is dedicated to Adam & Eve. These 2 are prolific throughout the Christian, Jewish, & Muslim faiths. Adam & Eve make an appearance in all 3 of those faiths’ religious texts.
In verse 2, it says, “…on the 7th day he rested from all his work.” In Hebrews 4:4, it states, “And on the 7th day God rested from all his work.” This is where we get the Sabbath. In Judaism, Christianity (& I believe in Islam.), there’s one day out of the week where no work is done. They go to church or temple. There are adherents to each faith that do work on their respective Sabbath.
In verse 7, it says, “…& the man became a living being.” And in I Corinthians 15:45, it says, “…’The first man Adam became a living being’; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.” This is when human beings were made. According to the Old Testement, in Genesis, human beings were created when God took some dust (yeah that’s right. We’re dust bunnies.), made it into a person form, breathed into the dust-man’s nostrils. The dust-man became a living breathing human being, that we know & love today. But I’ve always thought that since humans were once cave men (& women!) that Adam & Eve had to be cave people. *Please no hate mail. This is my own personal theory.* Because of later chapters in Genesis it makes me think that Adam & Eve were cave people (of course this is after they were kicked out of the garden.).
Verses 8-14 says, “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; …the tree of life & the tree of the knowledge of good & evil. A river watering the garden flowed form Eden; from there it was separated into 4 headwaters. The name of the 1st is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there’s gold. The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin & onyx are also there. The name of the 2nd river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush (which is in Africa.). The name of the 3rd river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the 4th river is the Euphrates.” For centuries, people have been looking for the Garden of Eden. It has been found, the actual physical location. I can’t remember the gentleman’s name offhand but there is a documentary on YouTube about this. It took digital satellite photos to figure out exactly the right spot.
Verse 15 always made me think. It says “The Lord God took the man & put him in the Garden of Eden to ‘work it’ & take care of it.” Now why did man have to work the Garden? I thought that man had to work the land AFTER they got expelled from the Garden.
In verse 24, it says “For this reason a man will leave his father & mother & be united to his wife, they will become one flesh.” This is written after Eve is made from Adam’s rib. And Adam commenting on “the flesh of my flesh & the bone of my bones.” In I Corithians 6:16 it says, “…’The 2 will become one flesh.'” And Ephesians 5:31 says exactly what Genesis 1:24 says.
Verse 25 states, “The man & his wife were both naked, & they felt no shame.” Now I’ve been surprised that they didn’t feel shame about their nakedness. It’s like they’re little kids. But in adult bodies. The reason I say that is because little children don’t feel shame about their nakedness. They are naive or have an innocence about it. (Not trying to be gross. Just stating facts.) But Adam & Eve are naive about their nakedness.