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Why was Adam born first? Why was it not Eve first? Why was Eve made from the side of Adam?

Adam was created in the image and likeness of God. He was a strong, dominant, and loving figure in all of God's creation. Eve was created for man, comparable to man, and as a helper and mate for Adam. Thus, the woman is softer and more inclined to rely on man for his physical strength and leadership. This description does not suggest that women are less intelligent or less capable than men. It is a response to why Adam came first based on the family hierarchy according to God's economy.

"Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control." (1 Timothy 2:11-15).
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