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Timeline of Old Testament Events

4000 BC

The First Adam

God formed man from dust. God molded man like a potter molds clay. For instance, in the book of Job we see, Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay (Job 33:6). But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand (Isaiah 64:8). Then God breathed into man the breath of life, causing man to become alive. Man became a living being or soul. The Scriptures tell us, ‘The first man, Adam, became a living person.’ But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). Although other living creatures possess life, only human life is linked to the breath of life given by God. God specially prepared a garden in an area called Eden (commonly referred to as the Garden of Eden) and placed man in it. Eden was a place of delight and pleasure. It was a unique dwelling place furnished and adorned by nature. The stars of heaven formed its cathedral ceiling. The lights came on and turned off when they were supposed to, there was not a lock on a door. It truly was a paradise that provided Adam with everything he needed. It had beautiful trees that were good for food and it was a blessed place provided by God’s grace.

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