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.
Birth of Adam
by Paul Peterson
Adam is depicted giving
honor, worship and praise to his Creator at that very moment he was being formed from the dust of the ground.
Read Genesis chapters 1 , 2
Genesis 1:26-31 Genesis 2:7-22
Throughout history artist conceptions of Biblical events has helped to form an understanding of the scriptures. For centuries now paintings have been used to transcend foreign language barriers,
lack of access to the written word, and illiteracy. In art history class
it was a shame that, in many cases, the time period, artists proficiency and style overshadowed the subject matter being
presented. Today, the visual arts can be an excellent tool to increase the understanding of Biblical
events and motivate scripture reading for both young and old. The key words here 'motivate scripture
will meet you there!.
I have included here 5 artist conceptions
of the 'Birth of Adam'. 2 Italian, 1 German, 1 English and 1 American (me)
thumbnails to have a larger and better look
Birth of Adam
by Michelangelo Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Vatican, Rome 1511
And God Created Adam
by William Blake English 1795
Creation of Man and Woman detail 'Paradise'
by Giusto Menabuoi, Padua Cathedral Baptistry's Dome 1375-78
Creation of Adam detail Grabow Alterpiece
by Master Bertram Von Minden 1379-83 German
After you read Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 ,
I have a question.
told Eve the rule or rules?
A. Adam B. God (YAWEH)
. . .
God sculpted Adam
God breathed life into Adam
God planted a garden
God placed Adam in garden
to dress and keep it Genesis 2:15
God gave to Adam OK to eat freely
God gave to Adam a but, an exception,
a boundary, a limitation, a stipulation.... (Rule)
with a consequence
if - then
God caused a sleep Genesis 2:21
took one rib
brought her to Adam
Click picture below
'God's preparation for His Rules'