Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Is Adam The First Human?

Photo Credit: Yahoo News
According to the Bible in Genesis chapters 1 and 2, God created Adam and Eve following the creation of the universe. This is the reason Bible interpreters believe that Adam and Eve were the first humans ever existed. However, because of Genesis chapter 1 verse 2, some Bible scholars argue that there are million years gap between Genesis 1: 1 and 1: 2. To reconcile science and the Bible some introduces the pre-Adamic world. Pre-Adamic theory teaches that there were humans before Adam. Lucifer also reigned with God before his fall and became Satan. It was during this time that dinosaur existed. The creative order in Genesis 1 verse 2 and following was the restoration of the earth, after the fall of Lucifer.

While the Bible does not tell about pre-Adamic world,  according to scientists, anatomically modern humans first arose about 200, 000 ago in Africa. Earlier Today, Yahoo News published an article about a 10, 000-year-old house discovered in Israel. According to best estimate, Adam, the first human being created mentioned in Genesis existed about 4,000 BC. If this archaeological discovery is true, a simple math reveals that Adam could have not been the first human being that ever walked upon the surface of the earth. 

Or could it be that the genealogies were misinterpreted? Could it be that Adam and Eve lived 20,000 or more years ago? Does archaeological discovery of the earliest human indeed prove the theory of pre-Adamic world? What if the dating techniques surrounding human remains and genetic data interpretation were inaccurate?