Adam

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Who is Adam?

Adam is a figure in the Book of Genesis, the Quran and the Book of Iqan. According to the creation myth of Abrahamic religions, he is the first human.

In the Genesis creation narratives, he was created by Yahweh-Elohim, though the term "adam" can refer to both the first individual person, as well as to the general creation of humankind. Christian churches differ on how they view Adam's subsequent behavior, and to the consequences that those actions had on the rest of humanity. Christian and Jewish teachings sometimes hold Adam and Eve to a different level of responsibility for the Fall, though Islamic teaching holds both equally responsible. In addition, Islam holds that Adam was eventually forgiven, while Christianity holds that redemption occurred only later through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Bahá'í Faith, Islam and some Christian denominations consider Adam to be the first Prophet.

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on July 23, 2013

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