Last week I promised you that Genesis 2–4 contained some revolutionary ideas about everything related to life, humanity, society, religion, war, politics, violence, and pretty much everything else in life. But other than the fact that God is relational, we didn’t really see anything too revolutionary in Genesis 2:4-6.
But that is about to change. Today, as we look at Genesis 2:7, we will learn something rather shocking about the creation of man. You don’t want to miss this!
The Text of Genesis 2:7
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 being.
In this discussion of Genesis 2:7 we look at:
- The unique religious features of the creation of man in Genesis 2:7
- Why it is biblical to call a man a “clod”
- The parallel of Genesis 2:7 to the making of idols in Mesopotamia
- The 5 truths from Genesis 2:7 about how to know God, reveal God, and treat human beings
- Beckerleg, “The ‘Image of God’ in Eden”
- Boyd, Greg, Sermon titled “Image That”
- Collins, Genesis 1-4 – Amazon or CBD
- Dick, Intellectual Life in the Ancient Near East
- Hamilton, Genesis 1–17 – Amazon or CBD
- Walton, The Lost World of Adam and Eve – Amazon or CBD
- Wenham, Genesis – Amazon or CBD
- Zevit, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden? – Amazon
- Was there Death Before the Fall?
- The Fish and Nephesh
- I’m Inviting You to Invent God
- Theology.fm – Helping you and your Theology Look Like Jesus
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