Some years back my youth pastor relayed a question that a new believer was asking. It went something like this, “If God created Adam, the first man, and Eve, the first woman, then how did the other races come into being from the coming together of the first pair of human beings?”
That got me scratching my head. With that there are problems with reading a literal Adam and Eve and questions that would raise some difficult questions to answer. So, is there a way to find some sense of resolution?
There might be a probable resolution to this.
First, Genesis was not written to be understood literally. A lot of what we can find in Gen.1-2 are understood in figurative speech and description.
Second, we have to read the narrative of Gen.1-2 as how readers of the past would have understood them, and not in a highly scientific way.
Third, in that manner plowing through, The narrative of Gen.1-2 simply tell us about God being the one who created humans and that in contrast to how ancient Near Eastern ideas go, human were created with great care and worth rather than just from the spit of the gods.
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