- Religion and Philosophy
Were Adam and Eve The First Humans God Created?
Were Adam and Eve the first human beings God created, or were there others that were created before them? In Genesis 1:26 God said let us create man in our own image, after our own likeness, and let them have domination over the fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, and the cattle of the earth, and everything that creeps upon the earth. 27- So God Created man in his own image. Male and female, he created them.
Then in Genesis 2 part of verse 5 says " There was not a man to till the ground" It continues to verse 7-And God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living soul.
God also put the man with a living soul into the Garden of Eden. When the man was in the Garden of Eden God gave him the name Adam. After that God decided to create a woman for Adam, who would also be in the Garden of Eden, her name was Eve.
What is interesting, is that these verses tell us, humans were created on the 6th day and were told to replenish the earth. However, later when Adam was created, he was given a soul, and was placed in the Garden of Eden.
Now, after Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, they had two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain killed Abel but when God spoke to him Cain became very afraid. Why was he so afraid? It must have been the other humans, the ones who were not so advanced as he was.
There are also interesting facts outside the bible. Farming by humans began about 10,000 years ago. Also, about 10,000 years ago people began to domesticate animals. The main place for domestication of cows, horses, goats, sheep, and alfalfa, the worlds most important forage crop, were all found to have started around Iran.
Archeologists have found human skeletons about 100,000 years old, but they have not found a "missing link" Are the human skeletons the first humans before Adam and Eve?