In Genesis it talks of how God made Adam and Eve in his image, they would forever reside in the Garden of Eden as long as the obeyed his rules..... Eve eats fruit, feeds hubby fruit, gets kicked out before they can eat from the tree of immortality.... My question is, where does it say that God created the people who were already on earth. God created Adam and Eve in his image, but what of the people that were not "of his image" ?
I ask because it talks of Abel being cast out of the boundaries of the Garden and he found a tribe and a wife....where did those people come from??? Is it possible that there was already people on earth, and that is why the bible speaks of 'other gods"? Someone can only be jealous if there is something to be jealous of.
I'm interested to hear what the answer to this will be.
Answer by purpleducky at 12:39 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:45 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by anng.atlanta at 1:12 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:18 PM on May. 13, 2011
Posted this in another question, but that OP had a hissy and closed it:
It brings up 2 big points. One, that the others were already there before Eden, the product of those "other gods". Two, that God of Abraham lied to Adam and Eve, claiming the apple fatal, when the truth is what the serpent said, that they would become godlike. If that part's a lie, what else of it is, too, including the where's and why's of their offspring?
Ultimately, the OT preaches xenophobia. It was strictly enforced. For centuries, Judaism insisted on total isolation from anyone of any other faith, belief, or nationality. Outsiders were unclean. It had major impact on the region, trade, economics and the exchange of knowledge. (speaking not biblically, but historically) The story of the garden bolsters that xenophobia.
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:30 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 2:10 PM on May. 13, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 2:17 PM on May. 13, 2011