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Multiple Levels of Wisdom Embedded in the Story of the Creation of the Second ADAM

At the time of Yahweh the god’s making of earth and heaven, no bush of the field was yet on earth, no plant of the field had yet sprung up, because Yahweh the god had not sent rain upon the earth; and there was not an ADAM to till the ADAMAH (ground). (Genesis 2:4b-5)
In this story Yahweh the god is doing everything – not the unnamed god. This is first appearance of Yahweh in the Hebrew Scriptures. The focus is on the lack of bushes and plants on the earth. There were no bushes and plants because of two reasons:
Yahweh the god had not sent rain upon the earth.
There was no ADAM to till the ADAMAH (ground).
This provides us with two clues that the Second ADAM was created for a very different purpose that the First ADAM.
1. This ADAM’s identity is linked to the ADAMAH (ground), not “the image of Creator”).
2. He was created to till the ADAMAH (ground), not be “the Creator’s Co-Shepherd over all living things on earth.”
In this story Yahweh the god is doing everything – not the unnamed god. Thi…
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