En-Lugal wrote:I have to wonder, since Cain was the eldest of Adam and Eve's sons was, if he was of the seed of Eve's, uh discrepancy. Able being of Adam's seed. Just wondering if those wiped out were of Cain's seed. What of Lilith's bunch as well? I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, I'm tired.
The age old question arises here: who was the wife of Cain? Adam and Eve had two sons and no daughters; so how did a set of grandchildren come into existence, let alone a whole species? This is what every kid in Sunday school asks.
That's why I personally take Adam and Eve to be a metaphorical story.
orangetom1999 wrote:at1with0 wrote:OT, weren't all humans in Noah's time descendents of Adam? Or were there a bunch of humans around just not in the Garden...in Adam's time?
Yes they were all decendents of Adam....but that is not what is being talked about here per se...
What is being referenced is "Perfect in their generations"..meaning not defiled by the way and manner of this world. In the religions of this world.
In a manner of speaking even today..we are all decendents of Adam and Eve. But that passage refers specifically to "Perfect in their generations. In otherwords Noah and his decendents were not defiling themselves in the manner of the rest of the world at that time.
I don't understand the flood story at all. I'm glad God decided to do something but what it decided to do sickens me. Of course, that doesn't mean the God of the Bible does not exist. But I don't have to like what God does...