Did Adam and Eve have navels?

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  1. Der Meister profile image68
    Der Meisterposted 6 years ago

    Did Adam and Eve have navels?

  2. Silver Fish profile image83
    Silver Fishposted 6 years ago

    I think the must have done- where else would they keep their salt for dipping celery?

  3. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    It depends on which Adam and Eve you mean.

    The Adam and Eve of the Garden likely didn't have fingers, hands, torsos or any other physical part or attribute. The biggest clue to this is the fact that God said Adam and Eve would die on the day they ate of the forbidden fruit. But did they literally, physically die? Not at all. In fact, they were escorted out of the Garden.

    Could the escorting be a symbol for death -- spiritual death? Was the Garden only a spiritual place? Were the physical attributes described merely and only metaphor for something else?

    Another clue is the fact that the Tree of Life mentioned in Genesis 3 is also mentioned in the Jewish Kabbalah, only this tree is a pattern or template of concepts -- understanding, wisdom, kindness, beauty, etc. I suspect that the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil is another such non-physical tree -- a tree of dichotomies -- good-evil, wisdom-stupidity, compassion-indifference, confidence-doubt and others.

    In fact, the Jewish Kabbalah's Tree of Life has been discovered embedded in two books of Genesis.

    Thus, the forbidden fruit (product or end result) of the Tree of Knowledge may be a matrix of dichotomies. And perhaps this matrix is something we call "ego" -- the source of all selfishness and ignorance.

    The Adam of Genesis 5 is different. This Adam is described in Genesis 5:2 as both male and female and as plural -- a "them." Here Adam is all of early humanity -- the earliest tribe. This Adam is a group. And the individual members of this group have navels, certainly.

    What's interesting about the wisdom hidden in Genesis is that it includes a timeline compatible with those of science. It places earliest humanity (Adam) at 10,434,130 BC. All of the supposed ancestors of Homo sapiens were not even born 10.4 million years ago. Perhaps humans were created instead of evolved, after all. But created from nothing, or created by a genetic engineer? We may never know this.

    1. PastorAndrew profile image81
      PastorAndrewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      While much much learning did not harm Paul, methinks that much learning hath indeed made thee mad.

    2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
      BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      PastorAndrew, it appears to me that lone77star is more interested in plants than fruit. He may be making up a batch of hash with those plants, and not corned beef hash.

  4. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 6 years ago

    The only navels Adam and Eve had were oranges.

    Incidentally, there are no apples mentioned in the Book of Genesis.

    Hey lone77star, I still think the forbidden fruit was a fig. Go figure.

    1. PastorAndrew profile image81
      PastorAndrewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have others that also thought it was the fig because they made coverings out of fig leaves.  Maybe that is why I don't like figs.  There is definitely something evil about fig newtons.

    2. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      And if there was a dichotomy behind the fig leaf?........

  5. Felipe717 profile image73
    Felipe717posted 6 years ago

    Adam and Eve were created not born so I would say they didn't have navels.

  6. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 6 years ago

    Is this a serious or humerus question?   I was going for the Apple/Orange thing, but Blackandgoldjack beat me to it, lol.
    But seriously, it brings up the old "which came first?" argument.   We cannot ever know the answer to this.   
    It's probable that the somehow-created world we know has origins beyond our wildest imaginations.   Let's celebrate what we DO know.

  7. jamesrk profile image56
    jamesrkposted 6 years ago

    If God deemed it important for us to know, than He would have said. But if you are really that curious, ask them when you get to Heaven.

  8. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 6 years ago

    Adam, as we all know was made from mud.  No surprise to women, I'm sure.  Eve, of course was made from the rib of Adam, which is why it is so easy for women to get under men's skin.  Since neither was born in the traditional manner, there would be no need for navels, although they would have had the physical foundations for this important equipment.  This foundation is known as a navel base.  From this navel base has been launched the whole human race.  Without navel bases, those little human submarines swimming in amniotic fluid would never get to dry-dock.  I for one support more government funding for more navel bases.

    1. jonnycomelately profile image83
      jonnycomelatelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "They that go down to the sea in ships, and do their business in great waters........."

    2. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      so appropriate


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