Re: Redheads descended from Neanderthals?

Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 02:51:54 EST

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    Norm wrote,

    << The scriptural reference to red-headedness may precede David or Esau. We
     should remember that the name "Adam" is derived from the word meaning "red,"
     though many seem to ascribe this to the clay from which he was made, not
     necessarily his hair. >>

    Thbis is true. There are a number of cognate words; and they all refer to the
    color red, ranging across different hues. But, that is about all anyone can
    make of it. Whether David had rosy cheeks, red hair or a sunburn-tan is not
    discernable from the word used.


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