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
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
Who is Mentioned: God,
Adam, and Eve.
Key Concept: God created
man for love and fellowship (Genesis
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
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
1 Corinthians 6:16,
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,
In the Hebrew the word for
man is ish and woman is ishah
Eden in Hebrew means
The mist mentioned in Genesis
2:6 could be confirmation that there was no rain until after the
Adam was commanded not to eat
from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil before Eve was
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
and the 12 Tribes