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6. Adam and Eve are swallowed up by a sea monster There seems to be no biblical origin for this particular myth. However the Hebrew word used for serpent is often used of leviathan, the sea monster, so this may suggest a connection. 1. God Creates Adam from the Dust So God created man in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26 The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7 2. God creates Eve by taking a rib from Adam’s side So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Genesis 2:21 3. The serpent tempts Adam and Eve The serpent said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So ... she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Genesis 3:1 7. Jesus is crucified to take away the sin of Adam For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive 1 Corinthians 15:21 standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25 8. The Resurrection of Jesus ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ John 20:17 4. Adam and Eve appear before God wearing fig leaves Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Genesis 3:7 5. God banishes Adam and Eve from the Garden God said “See, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:27 on the button, 32 Stotfold Road, Arlesey. Bedfordshire. SG15 6XT www.onthebuttonarlesey.co.uk | June 2015 | 13 7