LXX Genesis 2:7


6 yet a spring would rise from the earth and water the whole face of the earth. 7 And God formed man, dust from the earth, and breathed into his face a breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8 And the Lord God planted an orchard in Edem toward the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Wisdom of Solomon 7:1


1 I also am mortal, like everyone else, a descendant of the first-formed child of earth; and in the womb of a mother I was molded into flesh, 2 within the period of ten months, compacted with blood, from the seed of a man and the pleasure of marriage. 3 And when I was born, I began to breathe the common air, and fell upon the kindred earth; my first sound was a cry, as is true of all.

 Notes and References

"... The focus on mortality in Wisdom of Solomon 7:1 is entirely dependent on the J creation account. The rare substantive adjective “first-formed [πρωτοπλάστος],” for example, is a nominalized form of the verb πλάσσω from LXX Gen 2:7. Additionally, Adam is described as “earthborn [γηγενής]” since he was formed “from the earth [ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς]” (LXX Gen 2:7). Like Ben Sira, the author of Wisdom sees mortality in the creation account of Genesis 2, apart from any reference to Adam’s transgression. The implied logic of Wisdom 7:1 is explicitly stated by Philo in the Exposition on the Law. Mortality and perishability are inherent to being “earthborn [γηγενής]” (Spec. 2.124; Opif. 82; see also QG 1.51). Interpreting Gen 2:7, Philo argues that a human being is a “composite [σύνθετον]” creature, a result of combining an “earthy [γεώδης],” “mortal [θνητός]” body with the “divine breath [πνεῦμα θεῖον],” which is the “immortal [ἀθάνατον]” soul (Opif. 135; see also Plato, Phaed. 79b–80a). As Karina Martin Hogan argues concerning Wis 7:1, “The universality of physical mortality [...] is associated with the fact that the first man was formed from the earth (Gen 2:7).” ..."

Stewart, Tyler Allen "The Present Evil Age": The Origin and Persistence of Evil in Galatians (pp. 92-93) Marquette University, 2019

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