At what age did
God create Adam?
Q. At what age did God create Adam? Was Adam created to look like a young man or someone older?
(Submitted by: Charlette)
A. You have asked a good question that unfortunately isn't definitively answered in the Bible. That said, we can draw a general age range from inferences made in scriptures and from man's history.
When Michaelangelo Buonarroti sculpted the statue called Slaves in the 1500s he depicted his subjects as young men in their prime at about the age of 30 or so. He also painted Adam in his prime when depicting him on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Archaeologists that have uncovered tombs and mummified remains from the ancient Egyptians have found that most of the statues and masks discovered depict a person as they looked in the prime of his or her life (one notable exception is Amenhotep IV). Was this the pride of man to want to look his best for posterity or was this the inspiration of God to do these art pieces in this manner?
If it was the inspiration of God then we might surmise that Adam, who was the first man sculpted by God out of the red earth of the Middle East, was created in the prime of human life. This prime would be roughly around the age of 30.
When Jesus was killed on the cross he was also in the prime of his life or half way through his earthly lifetime. He is called the Second (or last) Adam in the Bible:
"And so it is written, 'The first man Adam became a living being.' The last Adam became a life-giving spirit." (1Corinthians 15:45, NKJV)
We know that after Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden they were young enough to procreate many, many children. When we study all of the "begets" found in Genesis and elsewhere we see that the first child in each family is usually born when one or both parents are between the ages of 25 and 35. This lends some evidence to the argument that Adam was created in this age bracket.