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This may be old news but I have never read in or heard in any Christian Communities or otherwise any concrete proof that anyone has /was positively able to use the Bible exclusively to demonstrate proof of man before Adam.
I have read many attempts but they fell unconvincing to the audiences.
I do not circulate much as you can tell I have not posted here in a long while and am rusty at posting.
Christian communities reject any such thoughts as man before Adam but they do ponder the idea.
I frequent church and have yet to hear of of anyone there giving support to the idea.
I have now been able to use the Bible only to prove man before Adam with the behind the scene supporting knowledge of TUB.
Is this old news ? If so I would like to hear of your version to compare it with mine.


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I went to christianet.net and on their blog section I started a blog and posted under my same name here."Who is the Serpent"


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As I recall, the Book of Genesis includes a passage about going to the Land of Nod to find wives for the "first" children of our world.

Here's the story of the tale's written:

74:8.7 (837.6) The Old Testament account of creation dates from long after the time of Moses; he never taught the Hebrews such a distorted story. But he did present a simple and condensed narrative of creation to the Israelites, hoping thereby to augment his appeal to worship the Creator, the Universal Father, whom he called the Lord God of Israel.

74:8.8 (837.7) In his early teachings, Moses very wisely did not attempt to go back of Adam’s time, and since Moses was the supreme teacher of the Hebrews, the stories of Adam became intimately associated with those of creation. That the earlier traditions recognized pre-Adamic civilization is clearly shown by the fact that later editors, intending to eradicate all reference to human affairs before Adam’s time, neglected to remove the telltale reference to Cain’s emigration to the “land of Nod,” where he took himself a wife.

74:8.9 (838.1) The Hebrews had no written language in general usage for a long time after they reached Palestine. They learned the use of an alphabet from the neighboring Philistines, who were political refugees from the higher civilization of Crete. The Hebrews did little writing until about 900 B.C., and having no written language until such a late date, they had several different stories of creation in circulation, but after the Babylonian captivity they inclined more toward accepting a modified Mesopotamian version.

74:8.10 (838.2) Jewish tradition became crystallized about Moses, and because he endeavored to trace the lineage of Abraham back to Adam, the Jews assumed that Adam was the first of all mankind. Yahweh was the creator, and since Adam was supposed to be the first man, he must have made the world just prior to making Adam. And then the tradition of Adam’s six days got woven into the story, with the result that almost a thousand years after Moses’ sojourn on earth the tradition of creation in six days was written out and subsequently credited to him.

74:8.11 (838.3) When the Jewish priests returned to Jerusalem, they had already completed the writing of their narrative of the beginning of things. Soon they made claims that this recital was a recently discovered story of creation written by Moses. But the contemporary Hebrews of around 500 B.C. did not consider these writings to be divine revelations; they looked upon them much as later peoples regard mythological narratives.

74:8.12 (838.4) This spurious document, reputed to be the teachings of Moses, was brought to the attention of Ptolemy, the Greek king of Egypt, who had it translated into Greek by a commission of seventy scholars for his new library at Alexandria. And so this account found its place among those writings which subsequently became a part of the later collections of the “sacred scriptures” of the Hebrew and Christian religions. And through identification with these theological systems, such concepts for a long time profoundly influenced the philosophy of many Occidental peoples.

74:8.13 (838.5) The Christian teachers perpetuated the belief in the fiat creation of the human race, and all this led directly to the formation of the hypothesis of a onetime golden age of utopian bliss and the theory of the fall of man or superman which accounted for the nonutopian condition of society. These outlooks on life and man’s place in the universe were at best discouraging since they were predicated upon a belief in retrogression rather than progression, as well as implying a vengeful Deity, who had vented wrath upon the human race in retribution for the errors of certain onetime planetary administrators.

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Gen. 4.16-17 The Christian community believes that since Adam was the first man and the only descendants are from him and Eve then Cain's wife was not from another people.
Gen.6.1 reads that the Sons of God took wives when man began to multiply on Earth.That being Adam's family from the christian teaching viewpoint.


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the arguments include cain needing protection from being lynched and him founding a city...which would imply that eve gave birth to a whole lot of people the bible doesn't mention and that they had some tribal divisions in the family already or something. Seth also seems to take a wife from nowhere...assumed to be a sister.

some have some ideas about "mankind" being created on day 6 in the first version of the creation story in chapter 1 and adam and eve created after the 7th in the version in chapter 2 or something and a day representing a longer length of time...i think some jews and gap creationists believe something along those lines. dont ask me to explain it lol

some interpret the "there was no man to till the soil" verse as meaning adam brought agriculture not as there was no man...some interpret the verse in hebrews that talks about adam bringing death into the world as implying a pre-adamite peoples...

but no you won't find any proof in the bible of man before adam or any real proof of adam either.


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There has long been thought about this issue in the Catholic Church and elsewhere. For example, Isaac de La Peyrère in 1555.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12370a.htm
http://biblehub.com/library/hayward/the ... amites.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-Adamite


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