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Adam’s Death, Seth’s Children, Enoch, Methuselah
Cain and Abel, Cain’s Jealousy, Cain’s Warned, The Murder of Abel, Cain’s Punishment, Cain’s Repentance, Cain’s Children, Cain’s Death
Adam and Eve were the first humans, created by G‑d on the sixth day of Creation and ancestors to all of mankind.
The Creation, The first day, The second day, Third the day, The Fourth Day, The Fifth Day, The Sixth Day, The Seventh Day
An Essay on Bereishit
Genesis is preoccupied with fundamental questions, its narratives brimming with exemplary figures whose actions shape our lives today. Clearly, it would have been impossible to begin the Torah without them.
The simple story of Adam and Eve: Maybe it wasn't that simple after all
Aside from an account of their birth, their bringing an offering to G‑d, and Cain’s horrifying murder of Abel, the Torah’s description of their lives is brief and cryptic.
As I am sure you can imagine, there are so many ways of understanding these verses where each word is laden with meaning. The key here is that man was created once, but we are told about it twice, once as part of the Six Days of Creation, and once again. ...
Part of what makes this so shocking is that it seems to come out of nowhere.
What exactly was the first sin? What was the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil? Is this kind of knowledge a bad thing such that it had to be forbidden, and was only acquired through sin? Isn’t knowing the difference between good and evil essential to bei...
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