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Pamphlet #6216 Genesis KC 6-1

We are now in the eighth day.

God has just formed (not created as in chapter one) a special man to "till the ground"
and has placed him in the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it.

Why this special creation?

Because it would be through this man, 'eth ha Adam (the individual man) Adam, see Genesis 2:7, not to be confused with Genesis 1:26, that was the creation the races of mankind, and his soon to be formed wife, Eve,
that the Messiah, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, would be born.

It was God's plan from the beginning.

And so, we better be prepared to expect that Satan will try his best to thwart this plan of God and to destroy this woman and her offspring!

If we keep this objective (to destroy the seed line of Christ) in mind throughout the Old Testament,
as we read it, we will better understand the events that took place,
like when king Abimelech took Sarah,
after Abraham told him that she was his sister,
and when Judah took "foreign" wives, and produced "non-qualified" offspring, etc.

Let's now look in on Adam and see how he is doing.

Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Oh, the poor boy is lonely.

This particular verse should easily be understood by all those who have gone through puberty, i.e.
Adam needed a woman.

The fundamental things of life remain, "As Time Goes By".

[19] And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
These are the domestic animals, or better said, the "farm animals"
that were created to compliment the "man to till the ground"
whom our Father had just formed, i.e. Old McAdam, the farmer.

You will find, if you care to check it out,
that in chapter 1 verse 24, God brought forth the beasts of the "earth",
erets in Hebrew, meaning the "earth at large" or "wilderness", i.e.
the wild animals (wild kingdom I like to call it).

But here in chapter 2 verse 19 he formed every beast of the "field",
sadeh in Hebrew, meaning "country" or "field", i.e.
field animals or farm animals.

Once again, notice that these animals were formed AFTER the man was created whereas in chapter one the wild animals were created BEFORE mankind.

These were separate creations.

[20] And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

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