March 13

The Ground – Adamah

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.

(Genesis 3:22-23) ESV

So far we’ve considered features of the surface of the Earth including topography and the development of vegetation. The ground is a translation of the Hebrew adamah, where Adam gets his name since he was made from the dust of the ground.

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