Genesis 2:15
וַיִּקַּח יְקֹוָק אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם וַיַּנִּחֵהוּ בְגַן עֵדֶן לְעָבְדָהּ וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ
The Eternal One placed the human being in the Garden of Eden, to till it and to tend it. [Translation by Hillel]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why did God place Adam in the Garden of Eden?

2. Is this image consistent with our notions of paradise?

3. How are you responsible for the Earth? What are some ways you express this responsibility? Where can we improve?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)