Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Then the Lord formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature (Gen 2:7, ESV). The first man to live in the garden of Eden was Adam. He was a man made in God's image and likeness and was given dominion over the fish of the seas and over the birds of the heavens, over the livestock, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, (Gen 1:26, ESV). At the end of the sixth day of creation, God saw everything He had made and said it was good. After the seventh day began the generations of the heavens and the earth.
God planted a garden in Eden and put Adam to work and keep the ground. And out of the ground, the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was amid the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 2:8-9, ESV). And God commanded Adam, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree in the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die," (Gen 2:15-17, ESV). The Lord God then said "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper fit for him, (Gen 2:18, ESV). The Lord brought every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens to Adam to see what he would call them.
There is no doubt in mind that many asked themselves this question while this scripture, “how did Adam know what to call them?” The answer is right there in Genesis 1:27:
"God created man in His own image,
in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them."
It is also found in the very beginning. Genesis 1:1 says, God created the heavens and the earth. He said "let there be light" and there was light and He called light Day, and the darkness, Night (Gen 1:5, ESV).
Everything God had created, He had named. All things under the heavens and the earth, the fish of the seas, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field were called and named by God and had an ordained purpose. When we are under God’s covering and walk in alignment with Him, we gain access to His wisdom. Because Adam was under God's covering, he too, knew the names of all the things God created.
Adam named all the livestock, to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field but there was no helper for him, so God put him into a deep sleep. As Adam slept, God took one of his ribs, closed its place with flesh and turned the rib into a Woman. Just as God had done out of the things from the ground He had formed, He brought the Woman to the man for him to name her. Then Adam said:
"This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man." (Gen 2:23, ESV)
Thus began the relationship between man, woman, and God.
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