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How Old Was Adam When God Created Him?

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Did God create the first human beings as babies, children, teenagers or as adults? We all know the biblical text of the creation of the world. In the first chapter it is written: “And God created Adam (man) in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” In the second chapter it says: “Then God created Adam from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and so Adam became a living soul.” No age is revealed in the text up to this point. Then God says it is not good for man to be alone. “I will make him a helpmate to match him!” As Adam falls into a deep sleep, God takes a rib. “And God made a woman (isha – אִשָּׁה) from the rib which he had taken from Adam and brought her to Adam.” Then Adam spoke: “This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh! Therefore she should be called isha (woman), for she was taken from ish (man).” How old was Adam when he was created? With the Hebrew word Ish and Isha ((איש – אישה, i.e. man and woman), one comes closer to an age group. In the biblical story of creation, Adam and Eve are presented as… (READ MORE)

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