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Genesis 5:1-2-This is THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; Male and female created He them; and blessed them, and called their names Adam, in the day when they were created.

On the sixth day of creation, God used an indefinite article to describe ‘Adam’, to signify mankind in general, including the male and the female of all ethnic groups of the world. On the eighth day of creation, God formed ‘the Adam’ using the definite article to signify the progenitor of the seed that Jesus would be born through. The number six in biblical numerics means, mankind. The number eight in biblical numerics means new beginning. Jesus Christ is our new beginning.

The word ‘article’ defined by Webster’s Dictionary means, "any of the words (a), and (an), or (the) and their equivalents used as adjectives: (a), and (an), are the indefinite articles and (the) is the definite article."

Genesis 2:7-8-And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.

The word ‘garden’ in Hebrew is gan, the prime root of that word is ganan, and it means, "as fenced, to hedge about, protect, defend." (Strong’s #1588 & #1598)

Observe the scriptural use of the definite article the man used here to signify the Adam. My question is, how could Adam exercise dominion over the earth as God commanded the male and female created on the sixth day, if he was hedged in and protected by God in the garden of Eden?

Genesis 1:28-And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

The word ‘dominion’ in Hebrew means, "to tread down, subjugate." (Strong’s #7287)

The fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, and the wild animals of the earth that were created on the fifth day were created by God for mankind to have dominion over, to hunt for food and clothing. The domestic animals that God formed on the eighth day were not created by God for Adam to hunt for food and clothing, but they were given to Adam to help relief him from the more arduous work. Adam was a tiller of the ground and his profession as a farmer was to take care of the garden of God. This task turned out to be more than Adam could bear alone, so God formed from out of the ground, domestic farm animals to assist him in his work.

Genesis 2:18-19-And the LORD God said, It is not good that "the man" should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would called them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

The word ‘help meet’ in Hebrew means, "to aid." (Strong’s #5828)

The word ‘aid’ defined by Webster’s Dictionary means, "to give help, relief, to assist."

I feel that it’s important to note that up until this time in the scripture, Adam was alone in Eden, and he toiled laboriously to do the work which God had assigned to him. Unlike the prior creation in which God populated the earth with the fishes, the fowls, and the animals, first and then He created mankind (Genesis 1:20-27). The creative process in Eden was reversed. In that creation God formed Adam first then He formed the animals and the fowls last (Genesis 2:4-8 & 2:18-19). It is also important to remember that Adam only named the animals and fowls that were formed from the ground in Eden on the eighth day. He did not name the animals and the fowls that were created from the water of the seas on the fifth day. For this reason, Adam never named the whales in the seas because there were no seas in Eden and thus no whales to name (Genesis 1:20-23).

Genesis 2:20-And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

The word ‘help meet’ in Hebrew means, "to aid." (Strong’s #5828)

This is the second time in the scripture the word help meet is used in Genesis chapter two. The first use of the word referred to the domestic animals that God created to aid Adam in his work. (Genesis 2:18-19). The second use of the word relates to Eve, the woman that God created to be a helpful wife and companion to Adam. It’s important to notice that the circumstance surrounding Eve’s creation was different from the first female created in Genesis 1:27-31. The female that was created on the sixth day was created with her male companion at the same time. Adam on the other hand was created first in Genesis 2:4-8, Eve was created separate from him in Genesis 2:20-25.

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