RE: Gen 1

From: Jim Eisele (
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 13:15:23 EDT

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    On Wed Apr 17 2002 - 18:01:25 EDT, in Re: preadamic man "in God's image"
    vs "sons of God" Paul Seely wrote

    >If you want to get even closer to the Bible, combine "the Adam" of Gen
    >27 with "the Adam" of Gen 2:7, 8, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 3:8, 9,
    >12, 20, 22, 24; so that the individual man Adam is indistinguishable from
    >"the Adam" of Gen 1:26, 27.
    >That is what Gen 5:1, 2 does:

    >In 5:1 "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God
    >created Adam, in the likeness of God made he him." Adam is used without the
    >article, indicating an individual name, which is at least a sure
    >interpretation in the phrase, "book of the generations of Adam" (note also
    >the singular pronoun "him.")
    >Then 5:2 says, "male and female created he _them_, and blessed _them_, and
    >called _their_ name Adam, in the day when they were created." "Their name
    >Adam" uses Adam without the article and the next verse shows that the
    >individual Adam of Gen 2 is indeed the one being spoken of; but the "them,"
    >"them," "their" take you back to Gen 1:26, "male and female created he
    >So, the Bible identifies the individual Adam of Gen 2 with the "them" of
    >1:26, 27. The Bible does not separate the Adam of Gen 2 from "the Adam" of
    >Gen 1:26, 27.

    To be honest, I wish that Paul had used the Hebrew. But, it seems that he
    has made a clear case that the creation of Gen 1:26-27 is the same as the
    creation in Gen 2.

    I'll assume that Paul is "correct." This would be of significant
    I strongly believe that this would place Concordism on stronger Biblical
    ground than YEC. It "ought to" mean there is no difference between a
    concordist and a YEC AFTER Gen 1. But, I think that YEC puts Adam about
    10,000 years ago. I think (not sure) that Hugh Ross does also.

    This is not good for either Hugh or the YEC crowd. I have said it before,
    and I will say it again. YEC is due for a fall. I don't believe that the
    ASA has their act "fully together" yet. But an opportunity awaits.

    Jim Eisele
    Genesis in Question

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