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Perhaps the most famous couple in history, Adam and Eve sparked the beginning of humanity, and the loss of innocence. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, plants and animals, light to separate lightness and darkness, the oceans, and then man. Adam was the first man created. While he was sleeping, "[T]he Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and brought her to the man." (Genesis 1:20). As a result, the first couple was created millenniums ago. What is significant about the creation of man is that it symbolizes the origins of temptation and sin. Adam and Eve were placed by God in a garden in a land called Eden. In the garden, there were two trees, the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge. God told Adam and Eve that they may eat from any tree, except the Tree of Knowledge, and if they were to eat from it, they shall die. A serpent then appeared from the tree. The serpent tempted Eve to eat from the tree, stating that if she did, that she would know both good and evil, just like God. So she took the fruit, and then gave some to Adam. God then punished both of them. Adam and Eve maintained a nuclear family according to Genesis. They had three boys, Cain, Able, and Seth. As a gift, God blessed man by giving long life. As a result, Adam and Eve were predicted to live anywhere to around 900+ years. The relationship between Adam and Eve is an interesting one because of the connections modern day people can make to the first man and woman created. Sin originated from Adam and Eve by them taking the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, and can be traced all the way to today in the way we live our lives, and are forced to cope with all the temptations that exist in our…...

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