>Adam (with a capital A) appears in chapter 2 of Genesis. To move him back in
>time presents many difficulties, mostly that any placement must be largely
>arbitrary. The new Adam was a recent, historical person, created in a world
>*already peopled with adams* as clearly implied in Gen. 4. He was different
>in that he had a special relationship with God--a *covenantal*
>relationship--which the other adams did not have. He and Eve walked and
>talked with God. Their role presumably was to infuse this relationship into
>all the other peoples surrounding them so that these people too could possess
>and enjoy such a special relationship.
How would you tie in a "recent" Adam to the geological record of the
flood. Based on a thread a month or so ago, the best evidence for the
flood was 500K YA (I think that was the time period) -- or would a 600K
YO Adam fit your "recent" definition?