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Eve
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eve
Eve (חוה‎, chwh). Wife of Adam. According to the biblical account, the female progenitor of the human race.
Eve, Critical Issues
Eve, Critical Issues Provides an overview of the role and significance of the first woman, wife of Adam.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eve (Person)
EVE (PERSON) [Heb ḥawwâ (חַוָּה)]. Eve, the first woman, is an enigmatic figure. Apart from Genesis 2–4, she is mentioned very rarely in biblical material and yet she has played an important part in theological discussion and debate over gender roles in society throughout the postbiblical period (Pagels
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eve
Eve. First woman, “the mother of all living” (Gn 3:20). The Book of Genesis recounts that after God had finished his creation, he saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone. He decided to create “a helper fit for him” (Gn 2:18). The woman is called ezer (in Hebrew literally “help”), a word that appears
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eve
Eve [Heb. ḥawwâ; Gk. Heua]. The name given to the first woman by the first man after the fall. According to the popular etymology in Gen. 3:20, the name seems to be derived in some way from the verb ḥayyâ, to “live”: “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eve
EVE First woman, “the mother of all living” (Gn 3:20). The book of Genesis recounts that after God had finished his creation of Adam, he saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone. He decided to create “a helper fit for him” (2:18). The woman is called ezer (in Hebrew lit. “help”), a word that appears
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eve
Eve, the first woman, created by God (Gen. 2:21–22). Her name in Hebrew sounds similar to the Hebrew word “life,” an association that pertains in Gen. 3:20, where the primal woman is designated the “mother of all living.” In the Genesis creation story, Eve is created so that the man, Adam, will not be
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eve
EVE (“life” or “life-giving”; exact meaning uncertain). Eve, the first woman, wife of Adam, and mother of Cain, Abel, Seth and other un-named children, was made (lit., “built,” Gen 2:22) by God from one of Adams ribs. She was one with Adam yet subordinate to him and a helper for him (cf. 1 Tim 2:12;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eve
EVE. The first woman, wife of *Adam and mother of Cain, Abel and Seth (Gn. 4:1–2, 25). When he had made Adam, God resolved to provide ‘a helper fit for him’ (‘ēzer keneḡdô, Gn. 2:18, 20, lit. ‘a helper as in front of him’, i.e. ‘a helper corresponding to him’), so he caused him to sleep and, taking
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eve
Eve [ēv] (Heb. ḥawwâ).† The first woman, so named by Adam, the first man. Popular etymology links Heb. ḥawwâ with ḥayyâ “to live”; accordingly, Eve (who bore three sons—Cain, Abel, and Seth; Gen. 4:1–2, 25) is called the “mother of all living” (3:20; cf. LXX Gk. zōḗ). Some scholars,
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Eve
EVE חוהI. Eve is mentioned by name four times in the Bible, twice in Genesis and twice in NT. It is after the ‘fall’ narrated in Gen 3:1–19 that the Man (hāʾādām) names his wife Ḥawwâ (‘Eve’, LXX Zoē); because ‘she was the mother of all living things’ (kî hı̄ʾ hāyĕtâ ʾēm kol-ḥay). The tradition
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eve
EVE The name of the first woman, the wife of Adam, the mother of Cain, Abel, and Seth, and the mother of all of the living (Gen 3:20). Eve is mentioned by name only five times in Scripture, appearing chiefly in Genesis 2–4. The origins of the name (Hebrew ḥawwâ) are uncertain, although it is possible
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Adam Husband
Abel Son
Cain Son
Seth Son
Wife of Cain Daughter-In-Law
Enosh Grandson
Enoch Grandson
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