- Jul 31, 2013
Was it a part of the naming process of all the creature God created by Adam?
i.e. name them - Adam is, significantly, a great 'namer' -- that is powerful
as a type of the One to come, Christ, who will give us each a new name ((Revelation 2:17, c.f.e. Isaiah 62:2 - He is LORD))
will He also give every living soul, every animal, a new name?
which again tells me Adam has free will -- not that God in His omniscience didn't know what Adam would name each soul, but that He delights in watching him exercise the will He bestowed on him
but the fact He first says it is not good that Adam is alone, then presents every living soul to him to be named, and then creates Woman as his helper, shows me that it is for Adam's benefit to know the other creatures, and to know that they are not sufficient for him as a companion, but that his wife is.