7 And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out
of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and
the man came to be a living soul.
8 Further, Jehovah God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
So the man was formed before he was put into the garden. In fact we know from the fundamental pattern - see , that Adam entered the garden aged 11. Where was he before this? Was he all by himself - nowhere? Well we know from section U1, that outside the garden were the pre adamic humans. So the formation process for Adam was rather more involved than the brief description above. The first Adam was God's son born by immaculate conception to pre adamic parents just as Jesus, the last Adam, was God's son born to Adamic parents.
14 Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come (Romans 5:14).
A striking resemblance in fact. 'The man' stands for Adam in early Genesis, whereas 'man' stands for mankind. Adam became a living soul, judicially living, having been sanctified in holy spirit. For Adam was born again when he was born, since God's breath was blown into two nostrils, two receptacles for his spirit, two souls, human and angelic, as was Jesus. Adam was born to a surrogate mother and father as was Jesus, and Adam was perfect for 33½ years as was Jesus. So when Paul says:
6 Who gave himself a corresponding ransom for
all [this is] what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times (1 Timothy
One can now see how close a correspondence this really was! For Jesus was the last Adam, so Adam was the first Jesus, in the sense that he was the first to be born like Jesus.
So Adam was weaned and brought up until the age of 11 by pre adamic human parents. These guys were not Neanderthals, but modern man. However they had not invented writing or the wheel and had not domesticated the horse and had not achieved very much at that time other than some childish cave paintings - see U1. However God took over the schooling of Adam once he was 11 years old, when he entered the Garden of Eden and was commissioned to build the temple of his ageing body which we all inhabit today.
The situation with Eve is slightly more complicated. The giveaway scripture is this, Adam said:
This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh
This one will be called Woman, because from Man this one was taken (Genesis 2:23)
We know that God took Adam's rib and formed into Eve. But here we are told that she was taken not from 'the man' who is Adam, but from 'man' who is mankind in general.
Now we know that Eve appeared before Adam as a fully formed woman. So what happened was this: God picked a nice girl for Adam from the pre adamic human women. He then had her baptised in the blood of Adam, in fact more like in the bone marrow of Adam. As a result of this baptism Eve was in a way emptied of her original DNA and was made a female Adamite. A second generation human. A divinely engineered human female, rather than an angelically engineered human female. That made her really "the rib" and bones from his bones. And it gave her an indefinitely lasting body, as Adam's was. He actually gave her the body that she will have in the Kingdom of God. Some body huh? No wonder he fell for her!
So as Paul would say: Just as Eve resulted from the temporary death of Adam, so the first century church, the bride of Christ, resulted from the temporary death of Jesus.
Here is a nice table of correspondence between the birth of Eve, Adam's wife and the birth of the New covenant saints, Jesus' wife:
|Deep Sleep||Death and Resurrection|
|Rib out||Judas, one of the 12 (ribs, pillars), of Jesus' body (the church), leaves the last supper before the New Covenant is made. He is left out.|
|God closes his flesh over its place||The fleshly Law covenant ends and the spiritual New Covenant is made before the rib is replaced by the twelfth apostle Matthias (Acts 1)|
|Eve brought to Adam by God||The New Covenant Saints (Jesus' collective bride) are resurrected to Jesus in Heaven.|