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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO BELEIVE IN THE BIBLE. I have a question that has always stumped me about the bible. If Adam and Eve are the first two people on the face of the earth then who did their kids have sex with to procreate the earth? It would have to be their brothers and sisters right? Doesn't this mean humans are a product of imbreeding? Really want to know!

 
Nyx7

Asked by Nyx7 at 7:13 PM on May. 1, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Adam and Eve had many many children. Adam and Eve were in the garden for hundreds of years before man fell from grace. There is no way one book could list all the children of those in the Bible......... Adam did die that day tho because to God 1 day is as 1000 years and Adam lived to be 970. Adam and Eve were of the 8th day creation Gen 2:5-7 They were not the first though, The Bible talks about the 6th day creation of man in Gen 1:26-28, the many other races created before Adam and Eve.
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 7:12 AM on May. 4, 2010

  • lol yea... and then when the world was destroyed, noah's grandchildren. etc. it wasn't a sin to sleep with your sister, etc until later.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 7:14 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If you read further in the bible it explains where Adam and Eve's son's found wives..
    Mad_Hexer

    Answer by Mad_Hexer at 7:16 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • But many people believe that Adam and Eve were the only two and the first two, how is this inconsistency explained?
    Nyx7

    Answer by Nyx7 at 7:17 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • When I read a little Jane Austin and see how socially normal it was for people in a "civilized country" to marry their first cousins not very many generations back, I just think we probably are all products of inbreeding in generations much more recent than Adam and Eve.

    Oh well, I'm not too worried.
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 7:23 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • There were other people besides adam and eve. That is why Cain had to be marked on his head so they wouldn't kill him.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Again, it is explained IN the Bible.. If people want an explination about something they have 'heard' is in the Bible, why not just go to the source, read it and find out? The answers are plainly written..
    Ok, it my be confusing in the King James version.. But the NIV and the NLT Bibles are very easy to read..
    So just tell these 'many people' to read it and find the answers themselves..
    Mad_Hexer

    Answer by Mad_Hexer at 7:26 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • YES, Adam & Eve's children would have married each other. There is even a scripture about Cain taking his sister as his wife. There is a similar text which was not included in the bible which went in to more detail. Insect in Ancient times and before would not have been the issue it is today and in fact was fairly common. Today even it takes generations of close insestual relationships to produce malformations in offspring. But up until about 1500 years ago, it wasn't seen as the abomination it is today.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:47 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Well, DUH!!!!!
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 8:38 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Their siblings. This is one part of the bible I don't take literal though.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 9:27 PM on May. 1, 2010