Brief Summary: God established the Sabbath day. The LORD creates man and woman, and places them in the Garden of Eden. They are commanded to eat freely but not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Detailed Summary: God (Elohim) ended His work and rested on the seventh day. He established the seventh day by blessing it and sanctifying it. Then in verse 4 the focus shifts to the LORD (Jehovah), the personal name of God and He is seen as creator and He forms man from the dust and gives him the breath of life. The LORD also planted the Garden of Eden with the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and He commanded Adam not to eat from this tree or else he would die. The LORD then created woman from Adam's side and Adam called her woman. They were both naked and not ashamed.
Who is Mentioned: God, Adam, and Eve.
Key Concept: God created man for love and fellowship (Genesis 2:7)
Key Verse: Genesis 2:7, And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The Supposed Location of the Garden of Eden
Important Related Verses:
Exodus 20:10-11 God's Sabbath rest became the basis for the Sabbath being included in the 10 commandments.
Matthew 19:6 reveals Jesus saying that it was God who joined Adam and Eve together.
1 Timothy 2:13 Paul says that Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1 Corinthians 15:45 Paul said that the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:22 Paul said that in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Christ and the Church Ephesians 5:28-32, Matthew 19:5, 1 Corinthians 6:16, Ephesians 5:31
According to Heb 4 the Church age is the Sabbath rest and the believer in Jesus ceases from his works and rests in God's redemption in Christ.
Eve, a type of the Church, the Bride of Christ, was not formed
of dust, but came from the first son of God's opened side. The Church was born from the opened side of the Second Son of God, Jesus.
In the Hebrew the word for man is ish and woman is ishah
Eden in Hebrew means paradise
The mist mentioned in Genesis 2:6 could be confirmation that there was no rain until after the flood.
Adam was commanded not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil before Eve was created.
Adam was told that in the day he eats of it he would surely die. It meant spiritual death because his physical body died at 930 years old.
Elohim is the name of God used in Genesis 1:1-2:3 and then the LORD (Jehovah) is used as His personal redemptive name.
The Garden of Eden cannot be determined but it was somewhere in the Tigris-Euphrates region on the east end of the fertile crescent.
Archaeology and science confirms that the earliest traces of civilization migrated from the Persian Gulf region.
Quick Reference Map
Map of the Supposed Location of the Garden of Eden (Click to Enlarge)
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Chart showing the number of years from the creation of the world to the great flood (deluge)
Adam and Eve
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt