|Affiliation:|| God |
|Family|| Eve |
Adam ("Man"), was created by God on the sixth day of creation. God gave him dominion over all living things. God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed life into him. God then placed Adam in the Garden of Eden. Then God gave Adam a partner by creating Eve.
Eve was later persuaded by a serpent to eat fruit from the tree of "the knowledge of good and evil", the tree that God had warned Adam and Eve not to eat from. Eve gave some of the fruit to Adam. Because of this, God expelled Adam and Eve from Eden. Adam then had to till the ground and labor for his food. Adam and Eve's children included Cain, Abel and Seth, and other sons and daughters.
Adam lived for 932 years. In the New Testament, Adam is compared to Christ: Just as Adam had brought sin and death into the world, Christ brings forgiveness and life. Paul writes, in Romans 5:12, that "when Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. His sin spread death throughout all the world, so everything began to grow old and die, for all sinned." The story of Adam is found in Genesis, chapters 1–5.