Adam & Eve

Week 2: Adam & Eve

READ: K – 3: Adam & Eve story from a children’s Bible and read “Note” below.  (I highly recommend the Young Reader’s Bible by Bonnie Bruno.  It’s excellent!)

4 – 6: Genesis 2:4 –5 :32 and read “Note” below.

7 – 8: Genesis 2:4 – 5:32 & Ancient Agriculture by Michael & Mary Woods (Chapter 2 only) and read “Note” below.

Note: The section mentioned in this passage of the Bible mentions 4 rivers: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, & Euphrates.  The Tigris and Euphrates rivers can be found on the map in modern-day Iraq.  Many scholars refer to the area between the Tigris and Euphrates as the “Fertile Crescent”. Most scholars (Christian and otherwise) believe this area of the globe is where the world’s first civilizations began.

DISCUSS:

  • Why did God create Eve for Adam? (saw it was not good that man was alone)
  • How did God create Eve? (used one of Adam’s ribs)
  • What commandment did God give Adam & Eve? (not to eat fruit from a specific tree)
  • Who tempted Eve to eat the fruit? (the serpent)
  • Who tempted Adam to eat the fruit? (Eve)
  • Who was punished for the sin? (serpent, Eve, & Adam)
  • What was each punishment? (crawl on belly, pain in labor, work will cause pain)

Question for grades 7 – 8: Describe 3 agricultural or domesticating techniques used by Ancient Mesopotamians.

ACTIVITIES: All ages: Find and color in the “Fertile Crescent” on this map.  Click HERE.

K – 2: Adam & Eve coloring page.  Click HERE.

4 – 6: Adam & Eve crossword puzzle from “Garden of Praise”.  Click HERE.  And do the following: God’s punishment to Adam was that his work would cause him pain. Work is a curse and a blessing. Write a paragraph about how your schoolwork can be a blessing and yet cause you pain.

7 – 8: Write an essay: Describe three agricultural or domesticating techniques use by the Ancient Mesopotamians.  Considering what you read, what techniques do you believe may have been used by Adam & Eve, their children, or their grandchildren? Why?

Copyright December 15th, 2012 by Gwen Fredette

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