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Why did God name both male and female "Adam" when he created them?

How is it God made Adam and Eve yet called their name Adam? How did Eve come about her name, when God named their names Adam?

Genesis 5:2

ESV - 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.

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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
When God named both male and female Adam it simply means man, mankind, human, a distinction from the other living creatures. 

To verify, look up the word "man" in the context of Genesis 5. It is also the same Hebrew word, "adam", same definition.

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Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
My simple short answer I submit: Adam and Eve were "made by the hands of God" and the best way to understand this is that first we need to realize just how enormously special man is in the heart of God! Remember, God took some soil/dirt of the Earth and rubbed his saliva in His hands and created/formed Adam!..the first human/flesh man. God then realized that Adam was alone/lonely because he didn't fit in with any of the animals. God then put Adam to sleep; takes a rib from his rib cage and makes Eve, his female helpmate! 

The major point here is that Eve is part of Adam because she is directly made from Adam! This main scripture "...flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone...; this is Adam making this point for emphasis that Eve is truly his mate! (Genesis 2:23) Adam gave her the name Eve because "she was the mother of all living!" (Genesis 3:20)

Praise God that He created Adam and Eve...And...."..sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to take on the sin of this world and die a cruel wretched death on that cross at Calvary so that you and I may have a home in heaven with the Lord for eternity!" (2 Corinthians 5)

"Praise God that we have a Savior! And, his name is Jesus Christ!"
~~~Andy~~~

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Mini Fredrick Jones
He named them Man as in mankind the species.

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Data Lena Wms Student @Christ Gospel Church, S.S.Teacher, Observer
I can only answer what I have been taught by my Pastor and Leader. When God created Adam male and female, the Word says He created them. Gen 1:27 
So they were created together. However, Adam female was not brought out into the visible yet. Adam male named all the animals, and sat in the Garden. 
God saw it was not good that he be alone. So God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam male. When Adam female was taken out of Adam male, she was brought to him. He looked at her and said... This is Woman.. man with a womb. Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh. Now.... Reason this out! 

If Adam female had not been a PART of Adam Male, why did he say that? Exactly, she was... She was created with Adam Male, right there in his rib. She even heard the commandment not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge, how else did she know it? There is no record of Adam Male doing any thing that God asked him to do except name the animals. He was to dress the Garden. He was to keep the Garden, He was to freely eat of the other trees and he was to eat of the Tree of Life!

Adam Male did none of these things nor did he tell these things to Adam Female. (Where is the record he did?) When Adam Female was deceived, everyone blamed everyone who blamed the serpent. God had no choice but to throw the unrepentant two out of paradise. 
Adam Male still had an attitude about it. So he decided Adam Female wasn't worthy of his name, the God-given name she had, so he called her Eve. 
Gen 3:12-13, 20 

Another beautiful Truth found here is also found in Adam's words as Adam Female was brought to him, Gen 2:24
For this cause, (What cause? That a man and woman become one flesh.) Shall a man leave his mother and father and cleave unto his wife. 
There are many today that would benefit from realizing we are to be only of one wife and of one husband. Even in the Body of Christ, it is so sad to say. 
Thank you Jesus, for Your Mercy Blood that Forgives ALL!

Hopefully this will be a blessing to you today.

Be Blessed,
Lena

January 25 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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