Notice that this does not say that man was given a soul but that he became a soul, a living person.
Gen. 2:7:Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul.((The part of the Hebrew word here rendered soul is nephesh. KJ, AS, and Dy agree with that rendering. RS, JB, NAB read being. NE says creature. Kx reads person.))
(So the Christian Greek Scriptures agree with the Hebrew Scriptures as to what the soul is.)
1 Cor. 15:45:It is even so written:The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.(The Greek word here translated soul is the accusative case of psy‧khe. KJ, AS, Dy, JB, NAB, and Kx also read soul. RS, NE, and TEV say being.)
1 Pet. 3:20:In Noahs days . . . a few people, that is, eight souls, were carried safely through the water.(The Greek word here translated souls is psy‧khai′, the plural form of psykhe. KJ, AS, Dy, and Kx also read souls. JB and TEV say people; RS, NE, and NAB use persons.)
Gen. 9:5:Besides that, your blood of your souls [or,lives; Hebrew, from nephesh] shall I ask back.(Here the soul is said to have blood.)
Josh. 11:11:They went striking every soul [Hebrew, nephesh] that was in it with the edge of the sword.(The soul is here shown to be something that can be touched by the sword, so these souls could not have been spirits.)
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There was no Adam. The story is a metaphor of the spiritual life and temptation. Bloody ignorant JWs