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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Adam

Woohoo, Blogging from A to Z Challenge is here!  Here we go!!

My A to Z blogging theme is characters in (people from) the scriptures. Since my blog is a book blog, this theme would fit right in and help me strengthen a weakness at the same. How fantastic is that?!  This challenge is a blessing. Thank you A to Z Challenge team!  *Book: LDS quad combo scriptures: KJV Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price. (p)1989, (c)1979.

Who's more appropriate than to have the first man on earth to represent the first letter?  Yeap, A is for Adam.

Adam and Eve kneeling in prayer

Keeping it simple.  Here's the definition found on my Bible Dictionary section:

"Adam. The name Adam is given to the first man of the human family on this earth as cited in the account of the creation in the books of Genesis, Moses, and Abraham, and in many instances in the New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. From these scriptures we learn that Adam is the father and patriarch of the human race on the earth. The aggregate of the scriptures certifies that his transgression in the garden of Eden, although designated as a “fall,” was necessary to the advancement and spiritual progress of humanity on this earth, and Adam rightly should be honored, not denigrated. Adam is the Ancient of Days and is also known as Michael. He is the archangel and will come again to the earth in power and glory as the patriarch of the human family, preparatory to the second coming of Jesus Christ (Dan. 7:9–14; D&C 116; HC 3:385–87; 4:207–8).

From latter-day revelation we learn that Adam had a pure and perfect language that was both written and spoken (Moses 6:5–6); that he was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ (Moses 6:51–63); that he was baptized in water and received the Holy Ghost (Moses 6:64–68); and that he was visited personally by the Lord (D&C 107:55–56). Other references to Adam include Luke 3:38; Rom. 5:12–21; 1 Cor. 11:9; 15:20–22, 45–49; 1 Tim. 2:13; 2 Ne. 2:20–26; Mosiah 3:11, 16; D&C 29:34–44; 107:41–57; Moses 2–6. See also Eve; Fall of Adam." (You can also find it HERE

Abraham is pretty awesome too. Maybe next time.


  1. Nice post. Some interesting facts too. I've always been fascinated by Adam and the story of Man's eviction from the Garden of Eden.

  2. Lovely post! There are not many Mormons in my area, and the only exposure I've had to your religion is in my History of Religion and History of Christianity classes in college. (I'm a history major with the focus in religion, obviously.) I really look forward to seeing your personal scripture choices and learning more about your faith. Thank you for sharing! :-D

    A to Z at Bibliophilia, Please

  3. Nice post Jinky :) Good luck with the rest of the challenge

  4. Thanks for posting on my blog earlier. I appreciate you with a capital A.

  5. Hi Jinky,

    I love the image of Adam and Eve walking with the Lord in the evening of the day in the garden, before the Fall. It is a picture of relationship, and a relationship we can hope to regain through Jesus.

    God bless and good luck with the challenge :)

  6. Really enjoyed your post, Jinky. I've taken several comparative religion courses and always feel enlightened when I learn more about religion.


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