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From: "Lee K. Ramsey" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] How old is Y-Chromosome Adam?
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:54:10 -0500
Original Message by Orin Wells December 30, 2010 12:04 PM
"In Qesem cave near Rosh Ha'Ayin, 10 miles from Ben-Gurion airport east of
Tel Aviv, a team of international archeologists under the auspices of Tel
Aviv University have discovered 8 teeth...
This discovery will now cause scientists to reconsider as it indicates man
may have originated in the Middle East. Of course we do not know how this
will mesh with bible accounts. Did Adam live more than 400,000 years ago?"
My reply is not to be dismissive of anyone's views, research, or theories,
but as a brief side note to distinguish between what is considered "biblical
Adam" and "DNA Adam."
The biblical account of creation and Adam's fall is a brilliant allegory
(morality story) which is based on a historical oral tradition interlaced
with Hebrew theology. From the Hebrew text the story shows an expansive
transition of thousands of years and countless generations in only two
generations between biblical, pre-historic Adam (mankind) to a first son,
With Cain's occupation as a farmer, he represents a far advanced human
culture among the Semitic tribes who had permanent settlements in the
Mesopotamia; and, I would surmise this would coincide with the early
Neolithic period. The often overlooked human element of Adams's fall shows
that with self-awareness and becoming "as gods, knowing both good and evil"
they would represents the then unknown evolutionary process of becoming
human. No doubt Mesopotamia was a flourishing garden as well as "a land of
milk and honey." It is of interest to note that satellite images have
revealed two extinct rivers which also met at the Persian Gulf with the
Tigris and Euphrates rivers, matching the four rivers in the Hebrew text
describing the geographical Garden of Eden.
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