"Jeff I still have trouble with your Law post on DID.
The reason is simply this:
Rom 5:12 states clearly that sin came into the world through one man - Adam. Yet you claim that sin was in the world before Adam. Therefore, if that is true, sin cannot…"
A lot to chew on here.
I assume that on the basis of Jesus being the "last Adam" you are inferring that Adam cannot mean "man" or else there would be no men after Jesus? That "ish" is the Hebrew term for man,…"
I would like to make some further concessions.
I do not understand where or why "sacrifice" is suddenly spoken of "out of the blue".
I do not understand why Abel's sacrifice should be any more acceptable to God than…"
It's good to interact with you again.
I can honestly see "from the text" where there is clear implication from Cain's wife and those he fears and the building of his city, that there "could" be other humans…"
This: "...your current view rests heavily on a 'late' Gen 1-3 authorship with the text being modified to draw upon certain "myths"..." is not my view - it is an example of others views.
This: "The time…"
The time of the writing of Gen 1-3 is up for grabs so trying to build a doctrine upon it is dubious I think. Pete Enns, for example, reckons that the scholarly opinion is that the Pentateuch (including Genesis) was at least redacted during…"
1) The knowledge we are now discovering is not erroneous Taffy, it is all true (probably), but it is not relevant because they did not have this knowledge so they could not factor it in. Whenever Genesis was written and whoever wrote it,…"
I'm with Don on the animals.
Your scenario makes no sense to me if the animals are in fact people of some sort. Imagine God bringing a 1000 different men and women to Adam and saying are any of these suitable as a helper for you Adam?…"