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What did God Commanded Adam?

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

The Obligation To Honor His Creator

Or the prohibition of blasphemy

In Genesis 2:16 we read: “And HaShem G-d commanded [upon] Adam…”

This means that G-d commanded His Divinity and authority upon Adam. The three meanings of this statement are:

1 “I’m G-d; do not exchange Me”- for another god: the prohibition of idolatry.

2 “I’m G-d; do not curs Me”: the prohibition of blasphemy.

3 “I’m G-d; the fear of Me shall be upon you”- being the obligation to fear G-d.

Fearing G-d is a part of the general commandment to guard one’s self against committing blasphemy.

In Leviticus 24:15 we read: “Anyone who blasphemes G-d shall bear the guilt”.

If we want to specify the prohibition of blasphemy, it is about cursing G-d or any of His attributes with any of His own divine names.

Faith in G-d Who makes all things by the Word of His mouth, who governs all things and guides all things, the One True Creator and King of all creation, deserves only to be praised and adored by His creatures. We need to focus on our prayers to Him, reading Torah and other fundamentals of faith.

Brought By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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