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God Created Man. Why the Bible says, God Formed Man

God created man, so says the Bible. One of, if not, the most significant events in history. Here’s The Explanation you’ve never heard before.

God created man. The story of Yahveh’s hands-on forming of the first human man.
God created man. The story of Yahveh’s hands-on forming of the first human man.

Genesis 2:7

7 And the LORD God formed (H3335) man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed (H3335).


יָצַר yâtsar yaw-tsar’; probably identical with H3334 (יָצַר) (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331 (יַצַע)); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution):

KJV — ⨯ earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.


יָצַר yâtsar yaw-tsar’; a primitive root; to press (intransitive), i.e. be narrow; figuratively, be in distress:

KJV — be distressed, be narrow, be straitened (in straits), be vexed.


צוּר tsûwr tsoor; or צֻר; from H6696 (צוּר); properly, a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous):

KJV — edge, ⨯ (mighty) God (one), rock, ⨯ sharp, stone, ⨯ strength, ⨯ strong. See also H1049 (בֵּית צוּר).


צוּר tsûwr tsoor; a primitive root; to cramp, i.e. confine (in many applications, literally and figuratively, formative or hostile):

KJV — adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind (up), cast, distress, fashion, fortify, inclose, lay siege, put up in bags.

Isaiah 45:18

For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed (H3335 yatsar) the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed (H3335) it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Isaiah 29.16

Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it (H3335), He had no understanding?

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Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook.