The man is the final creation to appear at the end of the week of creation.
He is the only one to be formed in the image of God and after inheriting Gods authority he was presented as being Gods representative in this world:
Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness, and let them have domination over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, over the livestock and finally the entire earth and all beings who move. So God created mankind in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female(Genesis 1, 26-27)
The man is the bridge between heaven and earth, between his body created from dust of the ground and his soul created from the essence of God from which he receives the breath of true life. This is the door through which the Creator wants to continue and completing his work:
Then the Lord God shaped man from the dust of the earth and exhaled into his nostrils giving man the breath of life, and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2, 7)For the growth and development of the earth, God planted a garden in Eden (Genesis 2, 8). This garden is a representation of heaven, the presentation of Gods kingdom and the Sabbath in our world. The role of the man was to cultivate and keep the garden (Genesis 2, 15) to propagate it to the entire world becoming a emanation of Gods wonders. As a result of the ultimate goal the Sabbath will appear.
The Fault of Adam was given the privilege to live off the trees of the garden and, in particular, the Tree of Life (Genesis 2, 9 & 16). Thus the lifecycle that God breathed into him could perpetually continue without aging or illness interrupting it. The only imposed restriction on man was not eating from the Tree of Knowledge good and evil. Eating from this tree would introduction the death of man in the world, and put an end to the divine movement of life as was intended.You are free to eat from any tree in the garden. But of the tree of the knowledge good and evil, you shalt not eat of it: for the day that you eat from it, you shall surely die. (Genesis 2, 16-17)
Behind the essence of the biblical story lies a most terrible tragedy of all humanity, being the falling of Gods image into the abyss of the materialistic world, as soon as Adam forfeited the place he had. He was transformed into the image as we see it today. It is virtually impossible to imagine how man was before his falling (sin). The entire nature drowned with Adam, with his degeneration (falling) because he was its master. His disobedience opened the door to evil and death. Suffering and conflict became required parts of the new existence.Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply the pain of your childbearing, in sorrow you shall bring children … to the man … The ground is cursed because of you. Through hard work you will eat of it all the days of your life. The ground will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat wild plants. By the sweat of your face, you will eat bread until you return to the ground, because you were taken from it. You are dust, and dust you will return! (Genesis 3, 16-19)
The promise of Geulah Despite the magnitude of the fault, the original divine plan had not changed. Then God announced the final salvation, the Eternal Geulah, which is the victory against the evil and its conceiver, Satan, after a ruthless struggle. This is the snake, representative of Satan, that God made this prediction thru a metaphorical sentence which is the first messianic prediction of the Bible: And hostility I shall place between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers, He will crush you in your head, and you attack him at the heel. (Genesis 3, 15) At the end God will complete his plan and create a new heaven and a new earth. In this perfect world the righteous will regain their original divine image, and enjoy for eternity an indescribable happiness. This will be the Eternal Geulah: For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind … And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of weeping and the sound of crying. (Isaiah 65, 17-19)