What is it mean to be a human

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The Old Testament begins with creation of earth and lives on earth. After that we read about creation of different creatures and creation of a man. God made man and female in his image and put him above all other creatures. God creates man from dust and put him in the Garden of Eden. He also creates woman from man's rib. In the end man and women were expelled from Garden of Eden and become humans. The questions are what we were before we become humans and what is it means to be a human? When God creates a man it said that He creates him in his image. That tell us that man is God a like creature. God also creates a woman in image of man and there fore woman also is God a like creature. There fore in the rest of the paper I will use word man but it will include woman too.

That what make man different from other creatures. In the Garden of Eden He says to them. "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you will eat of it you shall die." From this passage we find out about two more thing that what make man different from other creature and they had before they were expelled. First is that they will be immortal if they will not eat from tree of knowledge. Immortally is also another similarity between God and man. Second is that man didn't possess knowledge, that make man different from God.

Another aspect we can point out from the passage above and other passages. That was said to man and to all other creatures.