Title

Adam in the New Testament

Keywords

Adam, baptism, Christian, death, Eve, creation, Bible, New Testament

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-04-29

Publisher

Bible Odyssey

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

Share

COinS