Do You Understand The Creation Of Two different Sets Of Humans In Genesis Chapters One AND Two
I believe that most folks who have grown up in the western world are at least a little bit familiar with the Bible stories of Adam and Eve and the creation of the world as say Christian and Jewish theology. I would like you to get your Bibles out if you have access to one and please skip to day number six, the day the humans were created. This is found at Gen 1:26-31. If you notice God has already created “man” in His image, “both male and female created He them”. Then in verse 31 chapter number one ends with the end of the Sixth Day of Creation.
Now I am just going to quote from the King James Version the first three verses. 1) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2) And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all the work which He had made. 3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
Not until verse number seven do we first hear of Adam being created, Eve wasn’t created until verse twenty-two. Is this a Biblical contradiction? No, but it does befuddle some folks, just like the ‘apple’ that Eve then Adam ate of. Apple, the word itself is never used, it is something that we have assumed. We are taught that the world began about 5,500-6,000 years ago because that is the best time frame that most Biblical Scholars give us dating back to the time of the Garden of Eden and of Adam and Eve. I don’t argue that point, I believe that they are correct in those beliefs. Yet I believe that human beings (sort of) have been on this planet at least 100,000 years minimum. Please consider also chapter 2:4 “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens”. At the end of verse 5 there is an issue that does need to be addressed, “…and there was not a man to till the ground”. Are you thinking now wait a moment didn’t I say that I believe that humans had been upon the face of the globe at least 100,000 years? Yes and I still believe the same way. I am not trying to confuse anyone, of the things I learned in my different history classes I took in college is that human beings just became civilized in the past 10,000 years max. Civilized being determined by when we humans started farming instead of being solely hunter gatherers. This would be in the neighborhood of time that God planted His Garden in the east of Eden.
Did I just contradict myself there? Nope, as the title states, two creations of humans. It is just that Adam was not the first male nor Eve the first female. Have I got you a bit confused yet? I’m not trying to confuse you, I’m trying to get you to think and to check into what I am saying for yourself. Just as in chapter 1 verse 26 we first see the plural nouns about God, “let Us, in Our, after Our likeness” etc. Father, Son. We also see by verse 28 God has created people, male and female but no mention of Adam or Eve yet. I personally believe the majority of what the Seventh Day Adventist believe except that part about seven human days of creation. At no point in time would anyone at all rational (in my opinion) believe that all science is a lie or that Moses was referring to human days on our human clock. What I do believe is that God created us gentiles many thousands of years before He created Adam, Eve and The Garden of Eden. You notice that only with Adam and not with us earlier people, that God breathed into him the breath of life and ‘made him a living Soul’. None of those words were spoken in chapter one about us decedents of Cavemen. Are we decedents of gorillas or Chimps? That is not just laughable, it is ignorant and an insult to the Creator of all of us. Evolution, yes of course, just not to levels of pure idiocy.