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Misfire's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Misfire

The first mention of Adam in the Bible is clearly referring to humankind (Genesis 1:26-27) and the definite article in front of Adam in chapters 2 and 3 – "the man" – suggests a representative man, because in Hebrew the definite article is not used for personal names, with Eve being the representative woman.

Nice example of women as an afterthought.

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 12:57:15 UTC | #902373