In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes that Adam was “a type of the one who was to come” (Rom. 5:14). Then in 1 Corinthians 15, he calls Jesus “the last Adam.” So what does the first Adam uniquely reveal to us about the last Adam?

I asked Howard Griffith to walk through the key passages—Genesis 1­–2, Romans 5, and 1 Corinthians 15—to demonstrate not only how Adam helps us to understand Christ, but also how Christ helps us to understand Adam, revealing things about Adam that are hinted at or implied but aren’t explicit in Genesis 1 and 2.