Eve, the Mother of All Living

When did the first woman of the Bible receive her name? I can tell you that when she is named, it is for theologically rich reasons!

Adam gets his name first, from the Hebrew word for man (adam), which is also the generic term used for mankind (both male & female, as in Genesis 1:26-27). So, in Gen. 2:20, and 3:17 God calls him by the proper name, Adam. But up to that point the woman was simply called “female” (1:27), a “helper” (2:18), a “woman” (2:22-23), and a “wife” (2:24-25). Continue reading