Pre-Adamic Races - Were Adam and Eve the First Humans?


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"Dr. Michael S. Heiser deals with pre-adamic or co-adamic races in this episode on Fringe Pop 321. Mike answers the question, "Does the Bible teach there were humans besides Adam and Eve that do not descend from Adam and Eve?" Learn more about this episode and others at the Fringe Pop 321 website: https://www.fringepop321.com. " from video introduction.



We often hear skeptics state that it is impossible for humanity to have common ancestors in Adam/Eve. That there must have been other people.

Fallen humanity is always trying to rewrite God's narrative.


"The concept of a pre-Adamic race is the idea that God created a race of humans who lived on the Earth before He created Adam, the first man. This hypothesis has been promoted by various scholars at various times throughout history. Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate (circa A.D. 331–363) and Calvinist theologian Isaac de La Peyrère (1596-1676) are two notable examples.


We will look at two popular facets of the Preadamite Hypothesis: the hypothesis as it was proposed by Isaac de La Peyrère and the form which it takes in the “Gap Theory” (also known as the Ruin-Reconstruction interpretation). According to La Peyrère, God created the Gentiles on the sixth day when He said, “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). He did not create the Jews until after the seventh day, His day of rest. At some point after the seventh day, God created Adam, the father of the Jews.


La Peyrère cited Scripture to support his hypothesis. Cain’s fear of being lynched, his marriage to an unknown woman and the fact that he founded a city (Genesis 4:14-17) are all interpreted as evidence that another race of men coexisted with Adam and his family..."

from the article: Does the Bible say anything about a pre-Adamic race?


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