RE: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically inconsistent?

From: Dick Fischer <dickfischer@verizon.net>
Date: Tue Sep 02 2008 - 18:35:31 EDT

Hi George:
 
There were small settlements of Hassuna, Samarrans and Halafians in what
is now Iran and Turkey prior to that time of 4800 BC but it took the
invention of irrigation to enable settlement of the lower Tigris and
Euphrates which is the designated location according to Genesis.
Earlier settlements in the region of Palestine would not be surprising
as no irrigation is required there.
 
Dick Fischer, GPA president
Genesis Proclaimed Association
"Finding Harmony in Bible, Science and History"
www.genesisproclaimed.org
 
-----Original Message-----
From: George Cooper [mailto:georgecooper@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:58 PM
To: 'Dick Fischer'
Subject: RE: [asa] biological evolution and a literal Adam- logically
inconsistent?
 
Dick said: Again, the "problem" stems from trying to line up Adam in
Genesis 2 as an individual who could be ancestral to the entire human
race. The biblical setting is southern Mesopotamia, is it not? There
is no trace of human occupation in that region prior to the settling of
Eridu, which according to Babylonian tradition is near to the original
Garden of Eden. Eridu was dated by archaeologists to about 4800 BC
which squares fairly well with the genealogies from Abraham back to
Adam.
 
Oddly enough, here is a northern Israel find dating to 8500BC. Ritual
practices are evident in this funerary.
http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/discovery_pre_historic_c
ult_cemetary_from_8_500_bc
 
Is this unusual?
 
George "Coope"
 

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