Our theme is taken from Genesis 2:20-23 and it reads thusly:
“20 ... but for Adam121 there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And Yahweh Almighty caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam121, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs6763, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib6763, which Yahweh Almighty had taken from man120, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man120. 23 And Adam121 said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man120.”
We should not consider the above passage without taking special notice of Genesis 2:7, which states:
“And Yahweh Almighty formed man120of the dust6083 of the ground127, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man120 became a living soul.”
The reader will notice that we have two extraordinarily important Hebrew words from the very start. Some King James only quibblers argumentatively contend that the KJV is god-breathed, and we do not have to scrutinize the original Biblical languages. The insolent “KJV only” people couldn’t be more wrong, for it is imperative we thoroughly research Strong’s Hebrew #’s 6083, 6080, 127, 119 & 1818 here and now!
From Strong’s # “H6083 ... ‘âphâr,aw-fawr´; from 6080; dust (as powdered or gray; hence clay, earth, mud:– KJV renderings: ashes, dust, earth, ground, mortar, powder, rubbish.”
From Strong’s # “H6080 ... ‘âphar, aw-far´; a primitive root meaning either to be gray or perhaps rather to pulverize; used only as denominative from 6083, to be dust:– cast [dust]”
From Strong’s # “H127 ... ’Adâmâh, ad-aw-maw´; from 119; soil (from its general redness):– KJV renderings: country, earth, ground, husband [-man] (-ry), land.”
From Strong’s# “H119 ... ’âdam,aw-dam´; to showblood (in the face), i.e., flush or turn rosy:– KJV renderings: be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).
From Strong’s # “H1818 ... dâm, dawm; from 1826 (compare 119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood):– KJV renderings: blood (-y, -guiltiness, [-thirsty]), + innocent.”
A good student of Scripture will notice right away that Strong’s #H1818, dâm, dawm, takes one right back to Strong’s #H119, ’âdam,aw-dam´.
What we have here is the racially pure White Adamic man that can show blood in the face (i.e., blush), which excludes all other races. Before we go any farther, it should be noted that there are four Strong’s numbers for the Hebrew word, “adam”: 119, 120, 121, & 122. 119 is a verb; 120 is a noun-masculine; 121 is usually a pronoun-masculine, but on occasion can be a noun-masculine; 122 is an adjective. (See The New Brown - Driver - Briggs - Gesenius Hebrew and English Lexicon.)
Using this as an illustration of reading the entire Bible from the King James Version, it is easy to see why so many erroneous conclusions could be made. It’s one thing to read the Bible from the beginning to the end, but quite another thing to study it; and yet quite another thing to check the meaning of every single word in the language it was written in. Then it is another thing to examine every part-of-speech in the language it is written in, and carefully examine the validity of every occurrence where the KJV has added words in italics. (For instance, at Ruth 1:16, the KJV translators added the words “shall be” in italics and changed Ruth’s words from present tense to future tense. Paraphrased in English, Ruth was simply telling Naomi. “your people are the same as my people, and your God is the same as my God.”). This is only one example of thousands to “... study to show thyself approved ...”, 2 Tim. 2:15.
Getting back to our subject, it should be stated that anyone who writes a true story of any kind, or drafts a legal document must include the who, what, when, where, why, and how. So far, with this essay, we have the Almighty Yahweh with some “dust of the ground”, and the “why” is to create a man named Adam. And this “dust of the ground” is some kind of gray pulverized rock, stone or lava ash that we would have to categorize as minerals.
With so many mineral deposits in the world, it seems reasonable that we should narrow our interest down to those minerals in solution found in the human body! They are: calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur (and trace minerals in solution), chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.
It should be stated here that Adam-man is made up wholly from the “dust of the ground”, and all of his food comes indirectly from the “dust of the ground”! However, Adam-man cannot directly eat the “dust of the ground”, as his digestive system would not be able to absorb it. One might take some “dust of the ground” and put it in a mortar and pestle and pulverize it into a super fine powder, and Adam-man still wouldn’t be able to digest it! For instance, blackboard chalk is calcium carbonate, which some food processors add as a calcium supplement, and Adam-man’s villi in his small intestine simply cannot absorb the calcium carbonate as the molecules in calcium carbonate are a micron in size (equal to one millionth of a meter, being .03937th of an inch). Whereas, digestible food should be an angstrom in size (i.e., one hundred millionth of a centimeter, or (.00000003937th of an inch). If one is leery when checking the labels on food or supplements, if the last three letters on an ingredient is “ate”, chances are that ingredient may not be digestible! It might be well to share this data with one’s personal physician.
Where then, does one find digestible food containing needed minerals? The answer is: in fresh or canned fruits or vegetables, and meats, eggs and milk products. Take beefcattle for instance. The bovine chews the cud and has four stomachs, and the main diet of the bovine is alfalfa-hay. The roots of this alfalfa-hay go down into the ground forty to fifty feet, and draw precious minerals up to the growing plant. When the bovine is fed a proper diet, Adam-man is able to benefit by eating and digesting these angstrom-sized molecules in solution when eating beef. The same thing is true for fruit trees and vegetables which absorb minerals from the soil, and break down the minerals into angstrom sized molecules in solution, able to be absorbed. One should prefer fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible, as heating destroys nearly all the important enzymes.
From our list of minerals that Yahweh would use to form Adam, these minerals would have to be separated from all other substances and then reduced in size to an angstrom, and put into solution. Creating the man, a housing would be required to contain the solution of minerals. Perhaps two-thirds of the average Adamic body being made of water, the body is a marvelous self-contained housing for all of these minerals and acids. The electromagnetic fingers of the Almighty must have somehow set these minerals and acids where He needed them, holding them in place.
The evolutionists promote several different hypotheses on the origin of man, which we Biblical creationists know are in error. However, in their scientific experiments, occasionally they will prove the creationists correct in spite of themselves. Wikipedia, in a 48-page article on the Internet entitled “Abiogenesis” and subtitled “Chemical synthesis” says:
“... Unfavorable reactions can also be driven by highly favorable ones, as in the case of iron-sulfur chemistry. For example, this was probably important for carbon fixation (the conversion of carbon from its inorganic form to an organic one). Carbon fixation via iron-sulfur chemistry is highly favorable, and occurs at neutral pH and 100 °C (212 °F) ... capable of producing small amounts of amino acids and other biological metabolites ...” By bringing up the subject of amino acids it is referring to the spark plugs of life, which is our next topic! Do we have sulfur and iron in our bodies? Yes we do!
We read in part from the website:
“Amino Acids: An amino acid is an organic molecule that, when linked together with other amino acids, forms a protein. Amino acids are essential to life because the proteins they form are involved in virtually all cell functions. Some proteins function as enzymes, some as antibodies, while others provide structural support. Although there are hundreds of amino acids found in nature, proteins are constructed from a set of 20 amino acids.
“Amino Acid Structure: Generally, amino acids have the following structural properties:
“(1) A carbon (the alpha carbon); (2) A hydrogen atom (H); (3) A Carboxyl group (-COOH); (4) An Amino group (-NH2), (5) A ‘variable’ group or ‘R’ group.
“All amino acids have the alpha carbon bonded to a hydrogen atom, carboxyl group, and amino group. The ‘R’ group varies among amino acids and determines the differences between these protein monomers. The amino acid sequence of a protein is determined by the information found in the cellular genetic code. The genetic code is the sequence of nucleotide bases in nucleic acids DNA and RNA) that code for amino acids. These gene codes not only determine the order of amino acids in a protein, but they also determine a protein’s structure and function.
“Amino Acid Groups: Amino acids can be classified into four general groups based on the properties of the ‘R’ group in each amino acid. Amino acids can be polar, nonpolar, positively charged, or negatively charged. Polar amino acids have ‘R’ groups that are hydrophilic, meaning that they seek contact with aqueous solutions.
“Nonpolar amino acids are the opposite (hydro phobic) in that they avoid contact with liquid. These interactions play a major role in protein folding and give proteins their 3-D structure. Below is a listing of the 20 amino acids grouped by their ‘R’ group properties. The nonpolar amino acids are hydrophobic, while the remaining groups are hydrophilic.
“Nonpolar Amino Acids: Ala: Alanine; Gly: Glycine; lie: Isoleucine; Leu: Leucine; Met: Methionine; Trp: Tryptophan; Phe: Phenylalanine; Pro: Proline; Val: Valine.
“Polar Amino Acids: Cys: Cysteine; Ser: Serine Thr: Threonine; Tyr: Tyrosine; Asn: Asparagine Gin: Glutamine.
“Polar Basic Amino Acids (Positively Charged): His: Histidine; Lys: Lysine; Arg: Arginine.
“Polar Acidic Amino Acids (Negatively Charged): Asp: Aspartic acid; Glu: Glutamic acid.
“While amino acids are necessary for life, not all of them can be produced naturally in the body. Of the 20 amino acids, 10 can be produced naturally. These amino acids are alanine, proline, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, serine, glycine, and tyrosine. The amino acids that can not be produced naturally are called essential amino acids. They are arginine (essential for children), histidine, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, and valine. The essential amino acids must be acquired through diet. Unlike humans, plants are capable of synthesizing all 20 amino acids.
“Protein Synthesis: Proteins are produced through the processes of DNA transcription and translation. In protein synthesis, DNA is first copied into RNA. The RNA transcript, messenger RNA (mRNA), is then translated into amino acids. Cell structures called ribosomes along with another RNA molecule called transfer RNA help to translate mRNA into amino acids. Amino acids are joined together through dehydration synthesis, a process in which a peptide bond is formed between the amino acids. A polypeptide chain is formed when a number of amino acids are linked together by peptide bonds. After several modifications, the polypeptide chain becomes a fully functioning protein. One or more polypeptide chains twisted into a 3-D structure form a protein.
“Biological Polymers: While amino acids and proteins play an essential role in the survival of living organisms, there are other biological polymers that are also necessary for normal biological functioning. Along with proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids constitute the four major classes of organic compounds in living cells.”
With all of this abundant evidence, it is quite easy to comprehend how the Almighty created Adam from “... the dust6083 of the ground127 ...”. Of course, water – H2O – a compound of oxygen and hydrogen which makes up two-thirds of the body’s weight, was also necessary, as the minerals contained in the body are not dry, but in solution. There are related bodily functions, too numerous to mention in this short essay.
To sum things up so far, we know that Adam was created 100% from the minerals of the dust of the ground! Secondly, we know that Eve was created 100% from Adam! Therefore, Eve had the exact same 46 chromosomes as Adam, except one, both the male and female. Actually the male sperm contributes 22 male chromosomes, #’s1 through 22, called autosomes, plus one #23, which can be either an X or Y. The female ovarian oocyte contributes 22 female chromosomes, #’s1 through 22, called autosomes, plus one #23 which is always an X chromosome. When the male and female chromosomes join at conception, the male #1 joins with the female #1, and so on down to including #’s 22. Some of the male sperm will contribute either an X or Y as chromosome #23, which will join with the female #23, which is always an X chromosome. So the resulting joining of male and female #’s 23 can be either XY (a boy) or XX (a girl)! [Now some embryologists refer to the male and female chromosome #23 as “double chromosomes”, but a better designation would be, “a two part single chromosomes”.]
I would rather not bring up the subject of cloning here, but it cannot be avoided. It is a historical fact that on February 14, 2003 it was announced that a female domestic sheep was successfully cloned using an adult somatic cell in a process known as nuclear transfer. This was done at Roslin Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland by Ian Wilmut Keith Campbell and colleagues at the biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics, based near Edinburgh. In a Wikipedia article on the Internet entitled “Dolly (sheep),” I will cite one paragraph subtitled “Birth”:
“Birth: Dolly was born on 5 July 1996 and had three mothers (one provided the egg, another the DNA and a third carried the embryo to term). She was created using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer, where the cell nucleus from an adult cell is transferred into an unfertilized oocyte (developing egg cell) that has had its nucleus removed. The hybrid cell is then stimulated to divide by an electric shock, and when it develops into a blastocyst it is implanted in a surrogate mother. Dolly was the first clone produced from a cell taken from an adult mammal ....”
Now Adam’s wife, Eve, was not a clone, nor did she have a surrogate mother! However, this above incident might suggest how the Almighty created Eve 100% from the genetic DNA of Adam. It should be pointed out that Almighty Yahweh had a problem that Ian Wilmut Keith Campbell didn’t have, as Campbell cloned from a female sheep, and therefore Campbell had no difficulty with the female chromosome #23 that was already XX! Now somehow, Almighty Yahweh, in creating Eve from Adam would have to change Adam’s chromosome #23 from XY to XX in order to create the woman, Eve. Now citing, in part, what I wrote in WTL #175:
“Should one pontificate that this condition (i.e., product of race-mixing) could be remedied, consider the following: First of all, one must understand that every single cell making up the body of a person contains the original chromosomes contributed by the father and the mother! Inasmuch as the body of a man [or woman] has more than a million million (1,000,000,000,000) cells, if a medical procedure were developed to remove and replace the defective 23 chromosomes from each individual cell, it would require a million million (or 1,000,000,000,000) separate medical operations!” (World Book Encyclopedia, vol. 3, pp. 250-250a.)
This same condition would have existed had Almighty Yahweh taken a single cell from Adam and allowed it to grow into adulthood! One can clearly see that it would have been easier to alter Adam’s male chromosome #23 from XY to XX at the very beginning! I will now speculate on how this may have happened, and the reader will have to make up his own mind on this issue.
It seems reasonable to me that Almighty Yahweh would have taken two cells from Adam’s DNA. With my theory, He would then have removed the Y portion from first of these #23 chromosome cells, and then removed the X portion from the second cell, and then inserted it into the first cell, making it a female XX #23 chromosome cell. If Yahweh did it in this manner, Eve would have been created 100% from Adam, as the Scripture states! And who knows, Yahweh may have gotten these two #23 chromosome cells from Adam’s rib. However, every one of Adam’s millions of cells carried his DNA genetic code of XY for #23.
I might become a little more interested in cloning animals, birds or reptiles, if they can ever clone a male sheep into a female sheep! Let’s see if Ian Wilmut Keith Campbell can pull off that neat little trick! These mad scientists, after cloning Dolly (named after Dolly Parton), think that now they may be able to clone extinct animals and other forms of extinct life from their dead remains. How about cloning the stool-pigeons? That would bring wide-rim hats back into style. And how about cloning the spreading chestnut tree, which is now extinct? That would give the stool pigeons a place to roost, and to practice bombing anyone foolish enough to sit or stand under the tree, like for instance the village blacksmith! I am sure that most people have heard the old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Well, in Adam’s case, Adam came first, and then the chick!
Pardon my slang, but this brings up an even greater debacle that must be addressed! That seemingly irreconcilable problem is the fact that Adam didn’t have a mother to contribute the 23 female chromosomes to unite with the 23 male chromosomes of Adam. This seemingly brings up an even greater issue that we must discuss! That is the fact that Eve had neither father nor mother! The answer is: Eve came indirectly from Yahweh through Adam! In other words, when Yahweh created Adam, He made provision for creating Eve from Adam. Thus, it is a terrible mistake for any Adam-woman to try to make any Adam-man subservient to herself. However, sometimes, when Adam-man is not ruling well, a woman must step into Adam’s place to avoid a disaster, as history has proven several times. In other words, Adam-woman was created for Adam-man; not Adam-man for Adam-woman, and every Adam-man should have one of his own “bone and flesh.” (Gen. 2:23)
ADAM THE SON OF YAHWEH
Before concluding this lesson, we should emphasize Adam’s creation in the image of Yahweh. This means when Yahweh, as the Father, would come in the flesh as Yahshua the Christ, Yahshua would have that same image. So, in essence, when Yahweh formed Adam, He prepared an Adamic body for Himself.
Gen. 2:26: “The Almighty said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Luke 3:38 explains the beginning of this process in reverse: “... Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.”
Many become confused at the words “us” and “our” at Gen. 1:26, being in the plural, and make the claim that this is proof that the Father and the Son existed at Adam’s creation, and use that error to support a so-called trinity. What these two words, “us” and “our”, really refer to is “the plural of majesty”, or the Father Himself, along with His heavenly host of angels.
At Gen. 19:1 it speaks of two “angels4397”, and at v. 5, it speaks of the two angels as “men376.” Strong’s #376 is a contraction of #582. Hence, it should be quite evident that the heavenly host of angels, like Adam, are also in the image of Yahweh, i.e., White and ruddy! This is a topic to be addressed in the future.