The first chapters of Genesis contain two creation stories: one that details the creation of the cosmos and one that describes the creation and initial sin of man. This article explores the differences between the two creation stories and compares them to the Babylonian Enuma Elish.
According to the Book of Genesis, God made Adam as the first human man and shortly after, He made Adam a female companion named Eve. The couple lived in the Garden of Eden, a Paradise where they had everything they wanted. However, God also placed one tree within the Garden and forbade the couple to eat its fruits. One day, Eve encountered a serpent who eventually tricked her into eating the fruit, then offering the fruit to Adam. For disobeying Him, God kick them out of paradise. Read articles about Adam and Eve below.
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