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Interpretation Adam and Eve

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Three major books were researched on the interpretations of Adam and Eve and some extra. In the bible it says Adam was made from dust of the earth, while in the Talmud Adam is made from mud, and in the Qu’ran it says Adam was made from soil. The Jewish interpretation of Adam and eve are similar to both the Christian version and the Islamic view. The Jews do not believe in the original sin like the Christians. They believe everyone is born with a clean slate like the Muslims do. Christians believe that everyone is born tainted. Also some Jews believe that Eve was not the first woman and that Lilith was the first woman. These books even though were similar had major differences throughout the story of Adam and Eve.
The Jewish also believed in a different tradition of Adam and Eve. Jewish mythology came up with the idea of there being a woman before eve. The first woman is known as Lilith. They came up with this from genesis chapters one and two when it says “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis, 1:27, international version) and the second account is when it says “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man”( Genesis, 2:22, international version).
So the scholars started to think about if man and women were created together than eve was created does that mean someone else was there? The Jewish came up with Lilith, they say Lilith left Adam because she refused to be submissive to Adam. When she left Adam, he became lonely. God saw that Adam was lonely so he put Adam in a deep sleep and took one of his ribs to create Eve. Some say that the first women, named Lilith, was part demon.
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...llah with his infinite mercy forgave them both, which is different from the Christianity teaching of the original sin.
After some time Allah sent down Adam, his wife and his decendents to Earth. From that time the decndents knew that being on earth is temporary and that the here after is there home either heaven or hell. Now on earth Allah warned Adam and the decendents of the whispering satan.
In conclusion the three stories are similar but have major differences in them. In the jewish, Christian, and Islamic religion eve comes from the rib of Adam while he is sleeping. Christian and Jews believe that satan came in the form of a snake and told Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, while the Islamic view tells about satan whispering to Adam and Eve’s heart causing them to start questioning what Allah told them. They forgot what Allah warning was and went to eat the fruit.
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