Everyone knows the basic story of Adam and Eve. They were the first humans, created by God in the Garden of Eden. All was well until a snake tricked Eve into eating an apple, then Eve tricked Adam, then God kicked them both out, and it turned into a whole thing. Well, here's the real story of Adam and Eve.
If you actually read Genesis, you'll notice God creates the universe and everything in it twice, and the two accounts directly contradict each other in some places. If you don't take the creation story literally, as many Christians and Jews don't, then it's not an issue, but it's a huge problem for some Biblical scholars who believe Genesis was one story completely written by Moses.
Some people in history have gone to great lengths to make the two versions mesh, like when they made Adam a hermaphrodite. In the first version of creation, it says God formed Adam and Eve at the same time, and the story used the phrasing:
"... male and female he created them."
Some early Christian theologians decided this meant that they were made to have both sexes, and while many church leaders were uncomfortable with that idea, it stuck around as a theory for centuries.
The two versions of creation are also where the idea of Lilith comes from, and Jewish mythology says she was Adam's first wife. She later became a demon, as usually happens in these stories. Lilith is the woman mentioned in the first creation story, while Eve is the one made later from one of Adam's bones.
Watch the video for more of What Nobody Told You About Adam And Eve!
The two creation stories | 0:17
Was Eve made from Adam's… what? | 1:18
The belly button question | 2:13
The mysterious forbidden fruit | 3:18
No pain meds for sinners | 4:20
The pre-Adamite movement | 5:31
The Garden of Eden has been everywhere | 6:26
Literal belief in the story | 7:34
Who were genetic Adam and Eve? | 8:39
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