Did God create ANOTHER Adam?

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Question:  Did God create another or a second Adam? If not, how did the human race get so BIG so quickly?

Answer: Some people believe Adam and Eve were just two representative people among many, but that is not what the Bible says. The Bible reveals only TWO people were specially and personally created by the hand of God. Additionally, evidence to support the fact that God created only two original humans can be found in the meaning of Eve's name.

After God created Eve He brought her to Adam. Upon meeting his helpmate for the first time he named her in the Hebrew 'ishshâh, or "woman" (Strong's Concordance #H802), which is the generic designation of all females (Genesis 2:23). Interestingly, it was only AFTER they sinned that Adam gave his wife a personal name (Genesis 3:20).

Eve's name in the above verse is translated from the Hebrew word chavvâh, Strong's Concordance #H2332 and literally means "life" or "living." Inserting the actual Hebrew meaning of Eve's name into Genesis 3:20 gives us below.

"And Adam called his wife's name LIFE, because she was the mother of ALL LIVING."

Eve was named LIFE, or the mother of ALL living, because out of her would spring the ENTIRE (not just some of or most of) human race! Eve's name does not leave any room for human beings to BEGIN to come into existence by any other woman or means.

Now let us answer your second question regarding how the human family could have gotten progressively bigger if only two humans were originally created.

The Bible mentions, by name, three children of Adam and Eve. Cain was the firstborn. Seth came into the world sometime after Cain killed Abel, when Adam was one hundred and thirty years old. Genesis 5 tells us that after Seth was born our first parents had other children.

"After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years;  and he had SONS and DAUGHTERS." (Genesis 5:4)

 
 
 
 
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Adam lived a total of nine hundred and thirty (930) years! It would be safe to assume that Eve lived at least as long, maybe even longer, than her husband. Even if we assume they only had three children in their first 130 years together, they had PLENTY of time after this to take full advantage of God's blessing and obey His command to procreate (Genesis 1:28).

A footnote in the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 1, Chapter 2) stated that a very old tradition said the first couple had a total of THIRTY-THREE (33) sons and TWENTY-ONE (21) daughters!

Additionally, since the first couple were created perfect, their genetic makeup would be perfect and so would that of their first few children. With no genetic problems to enter the picture, God allowed them (for a time) to intermarry and fairly quickly begin to populate the world. As time went by, however, genetic imperfections would make close-kin marriages impractical and a real risk not only for the mother but also the children who could more easily be born with genetic defects and handicaps.

Some mathematicians have calculated that at the time of Noah's Flood, which was roughly 1,600 years after the creation of man, that the population on earth could conservatively been at least ONE BILLION people!

The Bible record leads us to conclude that God personally created only two humans, and then let the biological processes and urges He placed in them do the rest to populate the earth. Thank you for submitting your question about a second Adam.

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