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Bible: Man looking at city where people lived before Adam

Were there people before Adam?

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Here's where we combine the six Insights to get an informed biblical answer

Old Testament clues

Nowhere does the Old Testament specifically say that Adam was the first human being. It is silent about people before Adam except for some clues in the first four chapters of Genesis:

  • The Bible says that 'for Adam, no suitable helper was found,' so God created Eve, which might imply that there were other people then existing
  • God's words to Adam assume that Adam already knew about human sexuality and death
  • When Adam's first-born son (Cain) murdered Adam's second-born son (Abel), they already had specialized knowledge of agriculture and husbandry, probably acquired knowledge from generations of farmers and ranchers outside of the Garden
  • When God pronounced punishment for the murder (banishment to be a wanderer), Cain pleaded with God to protect him from people in other regions who might kill him
  • Cain went to another region and married a wife
  • Cain became a builder in a distant city

New Testament silence

Nowhere does the The New Testament specifically say that Adam was the first human being.

Neither Jesus nor the Apostles (except Paul) even mention Adam's name. Paul briefly mentions him in I Corinthians 15 and Romans 5 but does not specifically say that he was the first human being, only that he was the first sinner.

When the Bible is silent, we are free to follow historical and scientific evidence wherever it leads.

Archaeoloogy

Archaeologists have unearthed many cities that are much older than Adam. By the time of Adam, some cities already had thousands of inhabitants. The archaeological finds yield not only objects but also rich history and timelines.

Human fossils

There are now many scientific methods for testing age. Confidence is gained when different methods (chemical, radiological, stratigraphical, dendrochronological, DNA, etc.) all converge in the same age range. Human fossils (homo sapiens) have been found which date to thousands of years before AdamThe DNA of hundreds of ancient human skeletons have been sequenced and analyzed, and migration patterns plotted to show beyond doubt that people were traversing the earth prior to 4000 BC (before Adam).

DNA and migrations

The DNA of hundreds of ancient human skeletons have been sequenced and analyzed, and migration patterns plotted to show beyond doubt that people were traversing the earth prior to 4000 BC (before Adam).

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I really enjoy your website. I find your arguments compelling.
I don't think I believe this
Just came across your website, want to commend you on believing the Bible can and should be read as the Truth. I have always believed that if I cannot make sense out of the scriptures, it is my deficiently not the Bibles. God Bless.
Have always believed in this way ,read and ask for understanding and it will be given to you.
Some scientists are open to intelligent design, the problem is some scientists think they are trying to bring church into the classroom.If some scientists find out that some believe in intelligent design they will lose funding.
This site is a literal God send! I've been struggling with reconciliation of what scripture says and what I've been taught through various denominations and their individual traditions. I'm so grateful, honestly, to have permission to think critically and to allow the Holy Spirit to teach me directly.
Someone has never had a real encounter with God and does not know the assumptions he is making with the scientific evidence. Sad when you don't know either God or Science
All bad things on the face of the earth are connected to sin , by one mans sin we were all condemned.
2nd law of thermodynamics disproves big bang & evolution.
Only when ignorance, in the name of science, tries to be wiser than what scripture say, is when Gods Word is twisted, unto their own destruction
As much nonsense and stupidity as I have heard since big bang or evolution.
Thank you for this most interesting discussion of genealogy re: the timing of the first man as relates to both the Bible as well as archaeology!!!
Interesting and thought provoking, following a line of thinking that has interested me for years. To question traditional interpretation doesn't detract from the validity and power of scripture but reinforces it. Jesus was rejected by the religious experts of His day because He didn't fit the traditional interpreting of scripture. We still have much to learn.
The problem with "science" today that too much of it is based on theory and not enough observation.
If for nothing else, this at least may cause someone to dig deeper.
Great Information. I've been teaching these studies for some time to hopefully help Christians have a true biblical world view and not just a churchy world view. Glad yall out there.
Had to be people here before Adam, all the ancient buildings prove the civilizations were here. Many teens of thousands of years.
Thank you for this.It helps me understand my youngest grandchild(age 31). Also this affirms my teaching as a science teacher and pastor.
You are very much on the right track.
When are you going to have more?
The main reason people believe that Adam was the first man is that is what someone told them. It’s man following man and not man reading the Bible for the truths that are in it.
Please let me know if it is available in a hardcover or paperback book.
I learned one key thing and that is to be very careful w/pastors speaking lots of stuff from their memory bank & not reading from the word of God to express truth. Recently, I heard a famous pastor out in Georgia saying that Adam was the 1st man and I automatically remembered how my friend asked then where did Cain's wife came from if it were only Adam & Eve plus their 2 sons, that provoked me to open up my bible and see for myself and went further to discover that Cain was even afraid that other people would kill him (key that other people existed).
awesome info keep up this good work
An extremely good read.Would like very much to hear more.
Fascinating and deightfully clear!
This is utter nonsense in my opinion
About time!
Scientists make mistakes, and when the scientists' beliefs don't match the Bible then God's word, the Bible, is right, and the scientists are wrong.
Does the bible really say humans will burn forever in hell or is it really more like thrown in the fire and destroyed? Ps I already know the answer!
This is great. God has shown this to me some time ago, but you are the first that has ever confirmed it. God is good.
Your Thinkers site is the best Bible site I've come across.
I like that explanation it makes since it has scientific evidence to back it up
Very interesting to read.
You have an interesting take on how to reconcile the time difference challenge between Bible time history & archeology . I don’t think it will matter about which time viewpoint ya right. What matters is faith & trust in Jesus for forgiveness of sin & gaining eternal life
What a great and informative article! This information is invaluable when discussing biblical concepts with others, both Christian and non-Christian.
This is a very interesting read and I'm going to be reading it again. 
Bullshit. Just utter bullshit.
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Would like to keep you on my site for further study. You made me think.
You have developed material that is vitally needed for reaching the newer generations.
Very informative. Keep up the good work. The world needs better understanding of God’s word.
This is such clarity I wish I could've given this argument earlier.
Of course. If Adam and Eve were the only humans and had children, who did the children copulate with? If it was each other, then everyone would have mental defects. The Adam & Eve story is just the beginning of the Old Testament.
Thank you
The reason the doctrine of original sin arose, was that Augustine couldn't read Greek and there was an inadequacy at certain points in the Latin translation, resulting in a misunderstanding.
This is great, I am going to read more of your topics!
Thank you for the article! There are several nonbelievers in my life that I love deeply. My heart breaks for them. Every time I share my faith, I'm bombarded with science. Perhaps this will help. Thank you. God bless you.
False teaching. Repent
The information that I read was very informative.
This is fascinating! I stumbled across this site and have been questioning what I was taught. This is an answer to prayer!
This is the best information a believer can get. Where can I donate. Big Bang is consistent to the Bible, great news. Let’s ge smart about religion. Saying the Bible is wrong has helped millions become non believers. This news can reinforce the beliefs in those who strive to believe but need a more firm and also scientific reasoning for the existence of a God. Great web site!
This is from the devil. The Bible says Satan is a liar and the creater of it. This is a lie created by Satan to deceive people. Adam was the first man and the first sinner. His sin is what started death.
Enjoyed the read. I am a believer.
With this pandemic going on, I have many of these conversations with myself.
I will read this in its entirety. What I've read so far is right on according to my extensive studies over 27 years.
Bwahahahahaha!!! Religion, please go away and die.
Amen Amen Amen!!!
This is wonderful. Would like to read more.
It’s too bad that the Christian community cannot allow for mistranslation of both an ancient language and understanding of that language.
FInally someone uses their brain instead of emotions to explain what I have thought and tried to say for sooo long. Thank you!
You are absolutely wrong
My views on original sin have changed. Romans 5:12 says "all men die because all have sinned". What it doesn't say is "all men die because Adam sinned".
Thank you. I have visited this site before.
I discovered this site while I was at work. I will take time out and read through it. I think it is very interesting and it's good to know so I hope and pray that I can and will be able to venture a little bit more. Thank you and continue to have a blessed and prosperous day.
This is awesome, very detailed information and totally makes sense, thanks for sharing!
Scientists lie to us. They lie about the age of the earth.
Proof of the absurdity of ALL religions, thanks.
Beautifully done and very reasonable. I’ve been struggling with the contradictions in the Bible and science for years. I believe that there is a God but I wasn’t always sure if the Bible Was Gods word or man made. Thank you! Makes so much sense!
I have believed for many years what you have written here, but who among my friends and fellow-Christians will believe me? I stand alone. It took almost two hundred years before the church—or church members—believed that the earth was not the center of the universe. Will it take that long before Christians will believe that Adam and Eve were not the first humans created?
Will this material be made available in print form for purchase?
Interesting and thought provoking.
Very good and educational, explaining how it all connects and coincides with the Bible’s account.
Yes, I agree there is a lot of evidence to substantiate what you say. I have often thought about this myself. Thank you for all the research you have done.
Great information, it is worth further studies. Kept up the good work, all of us need to read and study the bible more including me. We need to remember Christ is the Only Way to eternal life.
I absolutly loved this! My daughter is a high school science teacher, and we are both christians. We had our own ideas of what scriptures say, and what actual physical science says. This brought ALOT to light! Thank you.
Interesting to read. Will research further.
Thank you so much for confirming what I had always thought!!! Our Father makes wonderous wonders!!!
Yes there were people before Adam, the cave Men and the ice Age.
Excellent points here.
Do you offer a textbook?
It's my first visit. Thanks for sharing.
I applaud you on your studies and have to say that I do not disagree with what I have read. You seemed to have covered this subject very thoroughly.
Good points
It's constructive that science keeps indefinitely improving with better observations and verifiable facts. Immutable good scriptures should simply keep itself relevant by subtle changes in its interpretation to complement and coexist with science. Good work!
You’re freaking idiots led by Satan! Change the Bible, go to hell! Hope you enjoy it!
Wrong all wrong
So interesting. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming. Enjoy reading them so much.
I now have Biblical support for my belief.
Wish I could remember all this.
Thank you for a good read on this subject: the indisputable existence of humanoids and civilizations before Adam.
The big bang is a theory. God is a fact.
No scripture to back up your words.
I appreciate your efforts at presenting the Bible as an accurate portrayal of what science has found to be true.
Thank you for your studies. I find them fascinating. And I will read more of your articles.
This is heresy. I hope you repent and trust the Scriptures.
I was just told about your website and it's so fascinating.
Thank you I knew about these things but I did not understand
Thanks, This is what I needed. I can't get enough of this marvelous study.
Thank you for this! I have had many conversations about science and Christianity. I am not very smart but now I am a little smarter.
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