Genesis 1-2 Deleted Scenes #8: Adam was created an angel

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On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind.

And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness [enjoyment].

I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible (spiritual) and from visible (physical) nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth, a second angel, honorable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing creatures.

2 Enoch 30:10-12

According to the Second Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphic Jewish text written near the end of the first century CE, God created an angel assigned to rule earth.[1] The author also elaborates on how and from what Adam is made, assigning seven of his attributes to natural and divine substances. Aside from Adam are traditions of Enoch and Jacob being enthroned as angels, Enoch becoming the angel Metatron and Jacob the angel Israel whom he had fought against (3 EnochPrayer of Joseph).

Sources and Further Reading:


[1] Schwartz, Howard. Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism (p. 126-127).

Primary sources: 2 Enoch 30:10-12

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