Friday, June 21, 2013

Adam in Sacred Scripture

A few of the less well known Sacred Scriptures about Adam:

From the Wisdom of Solomon

{10:1} This is he, who was formed first by God, the father of the world, who was alone when created; she preserved him,
{10:2} and led him out of his offense, and gave him the power to maintain all things.

From Sirach/Ecclesiasticus

{33:10} Some of them, God exalted and magnified. And some of them, he set amid the ordinary days. And all men are from the ground, and from the Earth, from which Adam was created.
{40:1} A great occupation was created for all men, and a heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day of their departure from their mother’s womb, even until the day of their burial into the mother of all:

{49:19} Shem and Seth obtained glory among men. And above every soul, at the very beginning, was Adam.

From the Prophecy of Isaiah

{43:27} Your first father sinned, and your interpreters have betrayed me.


From the Prophecy of Jeremiah

{32:19} You are great in counsel and incomprehensible in thought. Your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of Adam, so that you may repay each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his intentions. 


From the Prophecy of Hosea


{6:6} For I desired mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than holocausts.
{6:7} But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant; in this, they have been dishonest with me.

From Job

{31:33} If I have covered as Adam my transgressions, To hide in my bosom mine iniquity,

From Romans

{5:12} Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into this world, and through sin, death; so also death was transferred to all men, to all who have sinned.
{5:13} For even before the law, sin was in the world, but sin was not imputed while the law did not exist.
{5:14} Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses, even in those who have not sinned, in the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of him who was to come.


From the Book of Tobit

{8:8} You formed Adam from the mud of the Earth, and you gave Eve to him as a helper.


Adam and Eve's arrival on the Earth is not apparent. But with faith, critical thinking, a reinterpretation of evolution, the visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, and one radical interpretation, I will attempt to make it as apparent as possible.  Adam is the first father of the present human family. Adam arrived on the Earth from God and through God he reappeared on the Earth from Paradise. With Adam's appearance back from Paradise is the beginning of language, farming, writing, migration, etc. Adam is my first anatomical modern human. Any other hominids prior to his return to the Earth from Paradise (the Garden of Eden) are not related to him, nor to us. 

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