Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Genesis Question : Who is Adam wife?

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife;...

Whom was she. Was she the same as Eve of Genesis 2:22.

Or it "Knew" meas sexual relation starting point ?

27 Answers

  • faith
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, in Old Testament days, "knew" in this instance, means Adam "knew" Eve in all ways, including sexual knowledge of his wife Eve. And yes, Adam is referring to Eve.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eve was Adam's wife. And in the context of Genesis 2:22 knew is referring to sex.

    There is a good website for these types of questions. It gives you several different versions of the bible on the same page to compare. You just enter the verse you want to look up.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Old Testiment was taken from Jewish scripture and Adams first wife was Lilith. She refused to submit and lie beneath Adam since they were both equals, both being made from the earth. Adam complained to God and God banished her and declared that she was a demon. God took the rib from Adam and made Eve and the rest is Christian history. I personally think that Lilith left him and it peeved everyone.

    Just think that if Adam had let her on top every once in a while we could have a really equal society where women weren't reduced to an almost slave. Oh well, I'm Pagan so it doesn't effect me!

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  • 1 decade ago

    depends on the Religion. In some beliefs, Lilith was his first wife and she was created as his equal, but Adam didn't like it, so she was banished and God made Eve out of Adam's rib to give him dominance,or whatever. But as far as Christianity, yes Eve was his wife

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When Adam (male) knew his wife (whom he called Eve; God called THEM Adam) was the beginning of their having sexual relations. The same "knew" that Jesus says he will say to those who are "doing good works in His name that have never given their lives over to Him to be their LORD.., and he "never KNEW them". They never became one flesh WITH Him.

    So much for those who want to do it there way and not surrender.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who knows - Genesis also says;

    God says that if Adam eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, then the day that he does so, he will die. But later Adam eats the forbidden fruit (3:6) and yet lives for another 930 years (5:5). 2:17

    As a punishment for killing Abel, God says Cain will be "a fugitive and a vagabond." Yet in just a few verses (4:16-17) Cain will settle down, marry, have a son, and build a city. This is not the activity one would expect from a fugitive and a vagabond. 4:12

    God promises Abram and his descendants all of the land of Canaan. But both history and the bible (Acts 7:5 and Heb.11:13) show that God's promise to Abram was not fulfilled. 13:15, 15:18, 17:8, 28:13-14

    How long was the Egyptian captivity? This verse says 400 years, but Ex.12:40 and Gal.3:17 say 430 years. 15:13

    "In the fourth generation they [Abraham's descendants] shall come hither again." But, if we count Abraham, then their return occurred after seven generations: Abraham, Isaac (Gen.21:1-3), Jacob (Gen.25:19-26), Levi (Gen.35:22-23), Kohath (Ex.6:16), Amramn (Ex.6:18), and Moses (Ex.6:20). 15:16

    God promises Abram's descendants the land of Canaan from the Nile to the Euphrates. But according to Acts 7:5 and Heb.11:13 God's promise to Abram was not fulfilled. 15:18

    God promises to make Isaac's descendents as numerous as "the stars of heaven", which, of course, never happened. The Jews have always been, and will always be, a small minority. 26:4

    God renames Jacob twice (32:28, 35:10 ). God says that Jacob will henceforth be called Israel, but the Bible continues to call him Jacob anyway (47:28-29). And even God himself calls him Jacob in 46:2. 32:28, 35:10

    God calls Jacob Jacob, though he said in Gen.32:28 and 35:10 that he would no longer be called Jacob but Israel. 46:2

    God promises to bring Jacob safely back from Egypt, but Jacob dies in Egypt (Gen.47:28-29) 46:3

    The tribe of Judah will reign "until Shiloh," but Israel's first king (Saul) was from the tribe of Benjamin (Acts 13:21), and most of the time after this prophecy there was no king at all. 49:10

    "He washed his garments in wine ... His eyes shall be red with wine."

    Did Judah really wash his clothes in wine? Were his eyes bloodshot from drinking too much? Or is this a prophecy of Jesus? (I didn't know Jesus had a drinking problem.) 49:11-12

    Contrary to the prophecy in 48:21, Joseph died in Egypt, not Israel. Gen.50:24

  • 1 decade ago

    She is the same Eve of 2:22. "Know" does mean sexually, but it does not necessarily mean that it was the 1st time. It was the King James writers trying to imply what happened, and not just come out and say it. The American Standard says "comforted" and the ths NIV says "lay"...

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It is not different accounts. Same story, chapter 2 just goes into more detail of how Eve was created. Lilith is a demonic spirit that began to be worshipped by pagans. It was their story not Biblical fact as to her origin. Free spirited Christian women are not. No women should submit to man's domination, however if the man is following God's ways, she is to submit to her husband. Also remeber, we have made the word submit to mean becoming a slave, that is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that man should love his wife as Jesus loves the church. And Jesus does not want us as slaves being subjugated.

  • 1 decade ago

    To answer your first question: Lilith was Adam's first wife. Eve was his second wife.

    The answer to your second question, in regard to the phrase "Adam knew Eve"; the word "knew" is in the "Biblical sense", ie. he knew her sexually.

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