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Were Adam & Eve Middle Eastern? Oldest humans from Africa?

  1. secretmemoir profile image57
    secretmemoirposted 7 years ago

    Because the bible centres around the middle east (no other part of the world was mentioned).

    The oldest bones and a recent DNA study traces early humans back to Africa.

    How does this fit with Adam and Eve being Middle Eastern (assuming this because of the rivers mentioned in the garden of eden + the bible only mentions the middle east).

    If A&E were first humans, how come tribes in Africa etc are more primitive than biblical times?

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it says much ..isn't it?...

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think Adam and Eve were from Siri Lanka.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You bring up great points.  Furthering the cause as to why Christianity needs to embrace science, fore going the creation story as factual dialog, and begin teaching the real "creation story."  Which I believe to be the whatever the latest scientific findings deems it to be.  Today its the big bang theory.  It carries the most logical, and scientific proof. However, the church just needs to embrace the idea that some things might just go unknown.  Like why or how God created man, the heavens and earth.

      Furthermore:

      Adam and Eve is a great story, and the folklore should be considered a parable to learn from rather than its current status as fact. Especially since the Jewish creation story is far more detailed than the Christian version is.  Christianity left so much of the creation story's history out of its teachings.  It is a shame, because the history of the story is what provides a background to the meaning behind the story.

      I feel Adam and Eve could have very well existed.  I believe that the Garden existed, and that God possibly started his own "experiment" by a creating "a" man he believe to have perfected, over all the other men living at that time.  The same of Eve, and the story itself is a story of their birth and growth through a new world order, created by God, and in God's image of how he wanted life to be at that time.  Let's just say Adam and Eve and the garden of Eden, were God's focused control group- for his new world science project.  For me, this is much more believable.

  2. profile image60
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Were Adam & Eve Middle Eastern? Oldest humans from Africa?

    There is another place in the world, which is holy not just for Christians and Muslims, but also for Hindus and Buddhists where such problems do not exist. Located in Sri Lanka and currently called Adam’s peak, it was called Samanalakanda by the Sinhalese and Shivanolipatha Malai and Shiva padam by Hindus.So connection does Adam have with Sri Lanka and how did it become Adam’s peak?

    First, what’s at the top of the mountain.? Captain John Ribeyro who fought in the civil war in the 17th century described the summit[5].



    Hindus believe that this depression on the mountain which resembles a giant foot is the foot step of Shiva; for Buddhists it is the foot print of Buddha. Chrisitians believe that it belongs to St. Thomas and there are many other traditions which attribute the foot print to Jehovah, Eunuch of Candace and Satan[1]. It is Muslim tradition that attributes the foot print to Adam, their first prophet.

    In fact there is an explanation for how Adam, a person from a middle eastern tradition, reached Sri Lanka. God, upset by Adam and Eve, threw them out of heaven and Adam landed in Sri Lanka creating an impression on the peak. He repented for a millennium when Gabriel took him to Arabia where Eve had landed. They both then returned to Sri Lanka and propagated the human race[4].

    Soleyman, an Arab merchant who visited Ceylon in the ninth century, mentioned the Adam tradition, which suggests that it was prevalent within two centuries of Islam’s founding. Sindbad the Sailor’s tales, believed to be partly based on real sailors tales, also mentions a pilgrimage to the place “where Adam was confined after his banishment from Paradiese.” It is believed that this tradition originated among the Copts (Egyptian Christians) of the fourth and fifth centuries[4]. There is also a story which mentions that a group of three Arabs led by Sheikh Seijuddin, who according to tradition, converted Cheraman Perumal of Kodungallur, were on a pilgrimage to Adam’s peak.

    Diego de Couto, a Portuguese writer of the 16th century did not believe it was the foot print of Adam; he thought it belonged to St. Thomas. Marco Polo had heard from Muslims and Christians that there was a monument to Adam, but he did not agree with that it had anything to do with Adam. This was because, according to the scripture of Marco Polo’s Church, Adam belonged to another part of the world. Instead he believed the Buddhist version and that the teeth, hairs and bowl of some “venerable figure” was commemorated[2].

    When he heard about the relics, Marco Polo’s patron Kublai Khan sent emissaries to Ceylon
    to ask Parakkamabahu II, a Sri Lankan King without a Wikipedia entry, for these items. It took three years for the emissaries to reach Ceylon and they got two molar teeth, some hair, and the bowl. According to Marco Polo, Kublai Khan received these items with respect[2].

    Marco Polo never climbed the mountain, but Ibn Battuta did. He went to Ceylon specifically for mountaineering. With an entourage of 10 Brahmin priests, 15 porters, 10 courtiers and 4 yogis (provided by Martanda Cinkaiariyan of the Aryacakravarti dynasty) he made the trip to the peak and back. The final climb was quite hard  – a vertical ascent “by means of little stirrups affixed to chains suspended from iron pegs.” There he prayed with Buddhists and Muslims but does not mention seeing Christians[3].

    The mountain was officially renamed to Adam’s peak by Major James Rennell, the British geographer who worked in India.

    References:

    The History of a Mountain By Elise Reclus, Bertha Ness, John Lillie
    Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu by by Laurence Bergreen
    The Adventures of Ibn Battuta by Ross E. Dunn.
    Adam’s Peak by William Skeen
    History Of Ceylon: Presented By Captain John Ribeyro To The King Of Portugal, In 1685 (1847)

    http://varnam.org/blog/2009/06/how-did- … sri-lanka/

     
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