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 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 
special attention
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 reading'  

God 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) 

click thumbnails to have a larger and better look

Birth of Adam
by Michelangelo Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Vatican, Rome 1511

And God Created Adam
And God Created Adam by William Blake
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. 

  Who told Eve the rule or rules?  

A. Adam      B. God (YAWEH)     C. satan

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                                  God sculpted Adam                                                                                 Genesis 2:7-8
                                                         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,                                                      Genesis 2:17
                                                                                     a boundary, a limitation, a stipulation.... (Rule) 
                                                                                     with a consequence
                                                                                                    if      -    then
                                                        God caused a sleep                                                                                    Genesis  2:21
                                                        God took one rib
                                                        God made woman
                                                        God brought her to Adam

Click picture below    'God's preparation for His Rules'

The Finding of Moses
The Finding of Moses
Gustave Dore French 1833-1883