Adam in the New Testament
Adam, baptism, Christian, death, Eve, creation, Bible, New Testament
After the opening chapters of Genesis, Old Testament authors rarely mention Adam or Eve. That apparent lack of interest changed during the intertestamental period and into late antiquity, when writing, speculation, and debate about Adam and Eve flourished. Part of this broader trend, New Testament authors appealed to the creation story as they discussed various matters of theology and practice—salvation and resurrection, marriage and divorce, men’s and women’s roles in church life. In these discussions, New Testament writers took diverse approaches to the figure of Adam.
Original Publication Citation
“Adam in the New Testament.” BibleOdyssey.com, April 29, 2016.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ellison, Mark D., "Adam in the New Testament" (2016). Faculty Publications. 4307.
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