Unlike the figure of God, who is outstretched and aloft, Adam is depicted as a lounging figure who rather lackadaisically responds to God’s imminent touch.
This touch will not only give life to Adam, but will give life to all mankind. Adam’s body forms a concave shape which echoes the form of God’s body, which is in a convex posture inside the nebulous, floating form.
The Creation of Adam differs from typical Creation scenes painted up until that time.
Crucial for Grasping Justification in Romans -21 First, it is crucial to understanding Paul's teaching on justification in Romans -21.
Piper writes: What's at stake here is the whole comparison between Christ and Adam.
God is shown inside a floating nebulous form made up of drapery and other figures.
The form is supported on angels who fly without wings, but whose flight is made clear by the drapery which whips out from underneath them.
Within orthodox Christianity, a group of theologians, philosophers, and scientists have affirmed that Adam was created by God around 10,000 BC to 4000 BC. Within the category of young-earth creationists are two subsets: (1) chronogenealogical young-earth creationists who believe that the Bible does not allow for genealogical gaps in Genesis 5 and 11, thus establishing Adam’s creation around 4000 BC and (2) non-chronogenealogical young-earth creationists who believe that the Bible allows for the possibility of genealogical gaps in Genesis 5 and 11 that would not violate hermeneutical rules, thus allowing for a creation date of Adam up to 10,000 BC.