The First People – 4000-3000 B.C.

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The First People – 4000-3000 B.C.

I wanted to go with a bit of a different approach learning about the following people. We have all read the accounts of  Adam & Eve and Cain & Abel but something that is not looked at often is their profession which of course is the invention of such professions. So trying to take it from a historical point of view…


Read and Listen: Genesis 2:4-4:22
read Names of God edition
or listen King James Version

Adam & Eve

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
(Genesis 2:7 KJV)

Adam was the first zoologist


And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
(Genesis 2:19 KJV)

Adam was the first landscaper and horticulturist

(draw Adam in the garden)


And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(Genesis 2:15 KJV)

Eve was the first wife, mother, homemaker, & assistant (helpmeet).

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
(Genesis 2:20-22 KJV)

Cain & Abel

Abel was the first shepherd.


Cain was the first gardener.


Gen 4:2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Jabal, Jubal, & Tubalcain

Jabal was the first tent maker and cattle rancher.


(Genesis 4:20 KJV)  And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Jubal was the first musician.


(Genesis 4:21 KJV)  And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

Tubalcain was the first metal-smith.


(Genesis 4:22 KJV)  And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron:and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.



~Clicking the images on this page allows you to save them to your computer and print them for color sheets.

~I want to make a “shadow box” of what the garden was like before sin. All to often the focus is on the first sin, I want my kids to focus on what God had intended it to be like had humans obeyed Him. God has always wanted relationship, He wanted to walk in the coolness of the evening with Adam… He still wants that with us.

(When we do it I will blog it and add it here)

~handmade harp craft like Jubal –



Take copper sheets, heavy duty aluminum foil, or tin cans and punch holes in it in a design and frame it to be a worker of metal like Tubalcain

Lapbooking & such:




Get a package of plastic toy animals and let them pretend to be Adam “naming the animals” using either the animals scientific name or learn the animals name in another language.

(Maybe Hebrew to go with the Bible theme)


dog – kelev

great link to learn Hebrew Animal names

Have the children “tend” to your garden or flower bed as Adam would have tended to Eden (ex. – weeding, pruning) Take time to plant a special garden with your children and make a sign labeled “Eden” to put in the garden. Writing it on a stone would be perfect!

 Visit a botanical garden, vegetable garden, farm, or zoo

 Get out the sheets and hang over a clothes line or furniture (or even set up a camping tent) discuss what it would have been like to live as Jabal did

Preferred reading for this Time Era:

Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of Their Lives

~Oh Happy Homeschool Daze

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Becky is a Hebraic Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting her family's life on her blog. In her blog, she writes about her faith, family, homeschooling, and homesteading. She also shares the family's abundance of hobbies such as geocaching, hiking, biking, birding, nature photography, and most recently her art! She is always eager to answer any questions others may have so feel free to leave comments and inquiries!

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