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,” for example, is a nominalized form of the verb from LXX Genesis 2:7. Additionally, Adam is described as “earthborn” since he was formed “from the earth” (LXX Genesis 2:7). Like Ben Sira, the author of Wisdom of Solomon sees mortality in the creation account of Genesis 2, apart from any reference to Adam’s transgression. The implied logic of Wisdom of Solomon 7:1 is explicitly stated by Philo in the Exposition on the Law. Mortality and perishability are inherent to being “earthborn” (Special Laws 2.124; On the Creation of the World 82; see also Questions and Answers on Genesis 1.51). Interpreting Genesis 2:7, Philo argues that a human being is a “composite” creature, a result of combining an “earthy,” “mortal” body with the “divine breath,” which is the “immortal” soul (On the Creation of the World 135; see also Plato, Phaedo 79b–80a). As Karina Martin Hogan argues concerning Wisdom of Solomon 7:1, “The universality of physical mortality [...] is associated with the fact that the first man was formed from the earth (Genesis 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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