In the Beginning, God Created:
the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the breath* of life;
man became a living being." Genesis 2:7 (NAS)
*From the Hebrew word "neshamah" (pronounced nesh-aw-maw');
defined as "a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital
breath, divine inspiration, intellect."
According to Genesis 2:7, how did Adam (the first
man) receive life?
- God breathed into Adam's nostrils the "breath of
- God gave Adam water to bring him to life.
- Adam was born from a non-human mother.*
* Note: Those that believe the theory of
human evolution would have to believe that at some
point in history, the first human being would have
been born from a non-human mother.