I have already posted about Adam and adam, where the use of “adam” in Genesis 1 is different from the “adam” of Genesis 2 and beyond. Now, I would like to add a few comments about what one can see written into the story of “big-A Adam.”
Adam was the cross-breeding of God with some form of Earth mother. Because God is the Father, the mother is the dust or clay into which God formed Adam. Thus, Adam was born and received the breath of life from God. That breath of life was more than all normal babies born on earth receive, simply from beginning a lifetime of breathing God’s life breath called “air.”
Mythology calls such a cross-breed a hero. A hero, like Hercules, Achilles, and Perseus (et al), is almost immortal, with special privileges to visit the place where only gods reside. Adam was also such a hero, with a God-given talent to sew belief in only one God on Earth. We know this because big-A Adam was created on the day of rest, the day God blessed His Creation and made it holy. Adam was part of the plan for that holiness.
If Adam was born an infant, and grew to the age of young adult, the aging factor for heroes is not the same as on the material plane. When it is said, “a day to God is like a thousand years,” then baby Adam could have lived somewhere between 16,000 and 365,000 earth years before we get to the time when he needs female companionship. None of those years would count towards an earthly age. The timing factor in the Bible is based on Adam’s time on Earth (not Heaven).
Eve is not actually called by the Hebrew word “eve” (or something similar). In Genesis 1 “adam” (man) is accompanied by the creation of woman, as it says, “male and female they were created.” In Genesis 2 we find Adam is not happy with animal “helpers,” so God sees Adam needs an ishshah, which means “wife.” There is one purpose for a “wife,” which is to bear the children of a husband.
Whereas God may have used one of his neqebah (female) creations on Earth, one of which He was pleased, as the mother of God’s Son (another virgin birth), God did not want a half-breed wife for His hero Son. So, God made a female twin of Adam. God did this by taking Adam’s DNA (his ribs) and splitting the strand to that Adam’s sex chromosome (the XY chromosome) was split so that one half had a Y and the other half had an X. God then genetically duplicated the X half strand to make a holy woman, the wife to be of Adam. When it says the split in Adam’s side was repaired or healed, that is a statement of cellular RNA-transfer (look that up if you need to know more).
This then leads to the wise snake (one of Heaven’s Elohim) tricking Adam’s wife to go against God’s rules (to sin). This is where one needs to realize that Eden (the Hebrew word that means “delight, luxury, and finery,” with a “garden” (which is also an “enclosure”) being in Heaven, and not of this Earth. The snake was a test of Eve, who was (like Adam) half-deity, half-human. The test was known to fail, and that the wife would talk the husband into following suit. They had to fail for them to be punished by being forced to live on Earth, where hardship was commonplace.
The punishment to Eve is seemingly most harsh, as she has to have bad labor pains and the plague of mensuration, while Adam just has to go to work every day and sweat. You see, there is no need to have babies in Heaven. Adam’s and Eve’s punishments were to be human, where things didn’t just grow on trees and everything is always happiness. Babies are a requirement of God. On earth you have to suffer to experience joy, from pain comes a bundle of happiness. Plus, God needed Adam and Eve on Earth to begin a line of priests that would eventually (through Jesus) tell all mankind there was only one God to worship.
We see this line and purpose in the sacrifices being made by Cain and Abel. Sacrifices are ritual acts performed by priests. It is not a natural way of human life to burn offerings to the Lord. Adam taught his sons to do that, and God spoke with Adam to teach him to teach that. Every Patriarch of the Holy Bible is a priest of this lineage; and in Genesis 4:26 we find, “Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh (Enos). At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord.”
Hopefully, being able to see the possibility of what I have written, even though none of what I have written is that plainly stated in the translations we know and love, one is able to find greater strength in faith. We are not believing in a fictitious fairy tale that is so flimsy it cannot withstand shaking and rattling. All of the Holy Bible is a source of great depth of meaning, well beyond what we initially read.
Written by Robert Tippett.