A response to a friend about creation, man and time....
Friend, you are correct.... according to the biblical stories of Genesis 1-5, Adam and Eve were made as mature adults. According to the stories, the animals were also made in a mature state as well.
Even though I personally DO NOT believe in the biblical accounts of Adam and Eve and the Garden, because it is based on a garden/canal story of the Sumerians/Babylonians........ there still remains a ring of truth about it, because it flows with common sense.
Because everything of this earth came from the minerals of the earth, it is not a stretch to say "God made man from the dust of the ground."
However, did He do so in a blunt manner by His own hands and then blow in him the breath of life; Or, did He just cause him to exist? No one can say with certainty, because we do not have a real document from HaShem Himself explaining this. Furthermore, according to the Genesis and biblical time line, the universe and the earth was created in the year 4174 BCE. We know this to be absolutely false, for the earth is well over 600 million years old. For there were creatures around at that time.
Genesis displays a Babylonian mentality and viewpoint of the universe, where the earth is in the center of the universe and everything goes around us. It also claims that there is a great water dome over or above all the hosts of heaven.
We do not know when man came on the seen, but we do know that we were around for more than 2 million years now.... it is impossible to have 23 generations from 2 million years ago to the time Jacob/Israel entered into Egypt. For this is what the bible claims from Adam to Jacob entering Egypt.
To see the 23 generations from Adam to Jacob, please click here.
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