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===Adam and Eve===
[[Image:Garden of eden mosaic.jpg|left|thumb|180px|The Expulsion from Paradise (''Palatine Chapel, Palermo, Sicily. Mid-12th c.'').]]
God formed Adam out of earth ("adamah"), and set him in the Garden of [[Eden]], to watch over it. Adam is allowed to eat of all the fruit within it, except that of the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." God then brings all the animals to Adam (2:19). In verse 2:18, God says he will make a helper for Adam, singular, and then creates the animals. In 2:20, Adam studies all the animals and names them. He does not find his helpmate and notices that all the other animals have helpmates for them (the male and female). When Adam realizes this, God then puts him into a deep sleep, takes a rib from his side, and from it forms a woman (called later "Eve"), to be his companion (his helpmate).
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