Adam and Eve
God makes man, male and female, in his own image and places them in the Garden of Eden. Sandra Richter, in her book The Epic of Eden, writes: “His goal was that the people of God might dwell in the place of God, enjoying the presence of God.” But something terrible happens as Adam and Eve disobey God’s command. As a result, death enters the human story and the couple are banished from the Garden. God gives a promise of a Redeemer, One who would deal the devil a death blow. By this, he would restore what was lost. Biblical history is the story of covenants that God makes with his people, giving promises that he would and will surely keep.