The Genealogical Adam and Eve

Building on well-established but overlooked science, S. Joshua Swamidass explains how it's possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone, opening up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve ...

The Genealogical Adam and Eve

What if the biblical creation account is true, with the origins of Adam and Eve taking place alongside evolution? Building on well-established but overlooked science, S. Joshua Swamidass explains how it's possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone, opening up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture.

Adam and the Genome

That is, the literary Adam and Eve are the “front porch” to the genealogical Adam and Eve. From this literary presentation of Adam and Eve in Genesis on into early Judaism, the first man will be Adam and the first woman will be Eve.

Adam and the Genome

Genomic science indicates that humans descend not from an individual pair but from a large population. What does this mean for the basic claim of many Christians: that humans descend from Adam and Eve? Leading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. Some of the questions they explore include: - Is there credible evidence for evolution? - Do we descend from a population or are we the offspring of Adam and Eve? - Does taking the Bible seriously mean rejecting recent genomic science? - How do Genesis's creation stories reflect their ancient Near Eastern context, and how did Judaism understand the Adam and Eve of Genesis? - Doesn't Paul's use of Adam in the New Testament prove that Adam was a historical individual? The authors address up-to-date genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not irreconcilable. Foreword by Tremper Longman III and afterword by Daniel Harrell.

The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith

One common adaptation places Adam and Eve in the time of the Neolithic period (around 15,000 years ago). Accordingly, God selected them to serve as humanity's representatives, but not ancestors (either genealogical or genetic).

The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith

Science and Faith Can—and Do—Support Each Other Science and Christianity are often presented as opposites, when in fact the order of the universe and the complexity of life powerfully testify to intelligent design. With this comprehensive resource that includes the latest research, you’ll witness how the findings of scientists provide compelling reasons to acknowledge the mind and presence of a creator. Featuring more than 45 entries by top-caliber experts, you’ll better understand… how scientific concepts like intelligent design are supported by evidence the scientific findings that support the history and accounts found in the Bible the biases that lead to scientific information being presented as a challenge—rather than a complement—to Christianity Whether you’re looking for answers to your own questions or seeking to explain the case for intelligent design to others, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is an invaluable apologetic tool that will help you explore and analyze the relevant facts, research, and theories in light of biblical truth.

The Generations of Heaven and Earth

By drawing attention to newly realized scientific truths about genealogy, it demonstrates that there is no longer a scientific argument against the existence of the biblical Adam and Eve, provided we are willing to embrace the evidence ...

The Generations of Heaven and Earth

New science has surprised many by showing, contrary to received wisdom, that a real Adam and Eve could have lived amongst other humans in historical times and yet be the ancestors of every living person, as traditional Christianity has always taught. This theory was first published in book form in 2019, but Jon Garvey, familiar with it from its early days, believes it helps confirm the Christian account of reality by giving it a solid foundation in science and history. In this book he argues that the long existence of other people before and alongside Adam was in all likelihood known to the Bible's original authors. This conclusion helps build a compelling biblical "big story" of a new kind of created order initially frustrated by Adam's failure, but finally accomplished in Christ. This "new creation" theme complements that of the "old creation" covered in his first book, God's Good Earth. The two together contribute to a unified, and fully orthodox, understanding of the overall message of the Bible.

The Origin of Humanity and Evolution

Moreover, Ychromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve change identities over time, as more lineages die off. ... A recent paper by computational biologist S. Joshua Swamidass explains that genealogical ancestry works very differently from ...

The Origin of Humanity and Evolution

Addressing the intense debate in science and religion in light of evolutionary population genetics, Andrew Ter Ern Loke argues that the theory of evolution as understood by mainstream scientists is compatible with Scripture. Loke asserts that resolving this area of perceived conflict would greatly benefit both scientific and religious communities, and contribute to the spiritual quest of humankind. Whilst affirming that the Bible should be interpreted according to proper hermeneutical principles such as considering the literary genre, literary context, meaning of words, grammatical relationship, and the background and concerns of the ancient authors, this book also assesses the scientific data according to proper mainstream scientific methodology. Having accomplished these tasks, it proposes a model which argues that all humans today have Adam as common ancestor even though this ancestor is not our sole ancestor.

The Cambridge Companion to Genesis

One of these couples could be interpreted as Adam and Eve, but there would have been other universal genealogical ancestors.29 The genetic basis of Swamidass's proposal is sound and modeling of genealogical ancestry has produced ...

The Cambridge Companion to Genesis

The Cambridge Companion to Genesis explores the first book of the Bible, the book that serves as the foundation for the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures. Recognizing its unique position in world history, the history of religions, as well as biblical and theological studies, the volume summarizes key developments in Biblical scholarship since the Enlightenment, while offering an overview of the diverse methods and reading strategies that are currently applied to the reading of Genesis. It also explores questions that, in some cases, have been explored for centuries. Written by an international team of scholars whose essays were specially commissioned, the Companion provides a multi-disciplinary update of all relevant issues related to the interpretation of Genesis. Whether the reader is taking the first step on the path or continuing a research journey, this volume will illuminate the role of Genesis in world religions, theology, philosophy, and critical biblical scholarship.

Friend of Science Friend of Faith

The primary issue gets back to the presence of other hominids/humans at the same time as Adam and Eve. ... science of genealogical ancestry”; Swamidass, The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry.

Friend of Science  Friend of Faith

A scientist explores the harmony between Christian faith and science Though some Christians and many skeptics see science and Christianity as locked in a never-ending battle, geologist Gregg Davidson contends that there is tremendous harmony between Scripture and modern science. Many apparent conflicts arise when the Bible is interpreted apart from its literary and historical contexts, but when these are taken into account, most alleged clashes resolve. Proceeding from a belief that Scripture is inspired and without error and that God's creation should inform how we interpret the Bible, Davidson shows that Scripture and science need not disagree on issues like the age of the earth, Adam and Eve, Noah's flood, the origin and development of life, and numerous related topics. Rather, Christians can rejoice at how God's glory is revealed in both the Bible and the natural world.

Of Popes and Unicorns

S. Joshua Swamidass , The Genealogical Adam and Eve ( Downers Grove , IL : IVP Academic , 2019 ) ; the original article is at https://asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2018/PSCF318Swamidass.pdf ? fbclid = IwAR3JAgQrNWUV3N Bm YdDQU7b2vhp0 ...

Of Popes and Unicorns

This is the story of John Draper, Andrew White, and the conflict thesis: a centuries-old misconception that religion and science are at odds with one another. Renowned scientist John William Draper (1811-1882) and celebrated historian-politician Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918) were certain that Enlightened Science and Dogmatic Christianity were mortal enemies--and they said as much to anyone who would listen. More than a century later, their grand and sweeping version of history dominates our landscape; Draper and White's "conflict thesis" is still found in countless textbooks, lecture series, movies, novels, and more. Yet, as it would later be discovered, they were mistaken. Their work has been torn to shreds by the experts, who have declared it totally at odds with reality. So how, if this is the case, does their wrongheaded narrative still live on? Who were these two men, and what, exactly, did they say? What is it about their God-versus-Science "conflict thesis" that convinced so many? And what--since both claimed to love Science and love Christ--were they actually trying to achieve in the first place? In this book, physicist David Hutchings and historian of science and religion James C. Ungureanu dissect the work of Draper and White. They take readers on a journey through time, diving into the formation and fallacy of the conflict thesis and its polarizing impact on society. The result is a tale of Flat Earths, of anesthetic, and of autopsies; of Creation and Evolution; of laser-eyed lizards and infinite worlds. It is a story of miracles and mathematicians; souls and Great Libraries; the Greeks, the scientific method, the Not-So-Dark-After-All Ages... and, of course, of popes and unicorns.

MEETING WITH JESUS THROUGH THE BIBLE

3–4) Using genealogical science, the computational biologist, Swamidass, cites calculations that estimate that a universal ancestral couple (i.e., an Adam and Eve) arises in quite recent human history. He writes: “The most recent ...

MEETING WITH JESUS THROUGH THE BIBLE

Jesus chastised the Scripture readers (religious leaders) in his day because they misread the Bible. “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life” (John 5:39–40). How do we come to and meet with Jesus through our Bible reading? After his resurrection, Jesus met with his followers to open their minds to understand the Scriptures. He made clear that, “everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44–45; emphasis mine). Understanding the plotline of Jesus’ life gives us the instrument whereby we can meet with Jesus through our Bible reading. It unifies and illuminates the beautiful diversity of Scripture writings. But not only will this book lead you to meet with Jesus through your Bible reading. More importantly, it will lead you to life in Christ. For the plotline of Jesus’ life is also the story of a Christian’s life from divine birth to new creation in this age and into the next!

Before Abraham Was

Moreover, there are two other passages that could be considered as broadly genealogical. ... This would have to be Genesis 4:1-2: “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying 'I have gotten a man with the help of ...

Before Abraham Was

Rebelling against a century of Old Testament scholarship, Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn persuasively argue that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are not a literary patchwork by different editors as widely supposed, but are the work of one author of extraordinary subtlety and skill. Comparing Genesis 1-11 with primeval histories from the ancient Near East, Kikawada and Quinn urge their readers to appreciate the ingenuity of Genesis's author: "When we think we find this author napping, we had better proceed very carefully. As with Homer or Shakespeare, when you think you have seen something wrong, there may well be something wrong with your own eyes. You are more likely to be wrong than either of them." Providing a solid case for the unity of Genesis's first eleven chapters, Kikawada and Quinn move on to show how these chapters provide a formal structure for other Old Testament histories. Destined to have lasting impact on biblical scholarship, Before Abraham Was will give scholars, clergy, and students a new appreciation of critical biblical studies and a new hypothesis for the formation of Genesis.

Torah Old and New

The point is that humans are not merely good any more after Adam and Eve, unlike God's original intent and their original condition. All humans bear the effects of the curse, not only in their tasks, but in who they are.

Torah Old and New

Reading the books of the Law, the Pentateuch, in their original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading their citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, argues Ben Witherington III. Here, he offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary on the Pentateuch, as well as a reasoned consideration of how these books were heard and read in early Christianity. By reading "forward and backward," Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology.

What about Evolution

That doesn't mean, though, that I accept all of the romanced views of Adam and Eve that have percolated through ... To mention but a few examples: Swamidass, Genealogical Adam and Eve; Bonnette, “Rational Credibility of a Literal Adam ...

What about Evolution

It can be a shock in our culture for a Christian to encounter evolutionary biology and conversely for a Darwinian to encounter biblical Christianity. Can a devout Christian with a high view of scripture accept scientific views of evolution? Some proponents of biblical Christianity or Darwinian evolution are quick to claim their incompatibility. However, as strong believers in both Christ and the sciences, we find more harmony than friction between them. If you or someone you care about sees a tension between evolution and Christian faith, we want to help you understand their interaction. This book, written by a biologist, a pastor/biblical scholar, and a theologian, addresses questions from the gifts of each of their disciplines. We acknowledge the insights and authority of the Bible, explain the science of evolution, explore their mutual relevance, and argue that holding the two together deepens our understanding of the world and its creator.

Women Authority the Bible

In a Jewish genealogy , Adam and Eve would hold a place ; and Eve as source of Adam could not fail to be an inflammatory topic . The theological system of the Ephesian opponents included direct contradictions to the orthodox Scriptures ...

Women  Authority   the Bible

Alvera Mickelsen presents a collection of essays from 27 evangelical scholars which address the biblical view of women's roles in church and society.

Retrieving Augustine s Doctrine of Creation

We need to give far more attention than we have in the past to the various sorts of Adams and Eves the Jewish ... Literary Adam and Eve, he knew; genealogical Adam and Eve, he knew; moral, exemplary, archetypal Adam and Eve, he knew.

Retrieving Augustine s Doctrine of Creation

How might premodern exegesis of Genesis inform Christian debates about creation today? Pastor and theologian Gavin Ortlund retrieves Augustine's reading of Genesis 1-3 and considers how his premodern understanding of creation can help Christians today, shedding light on matters such as evolution, animal death, and the historical Adam and Eve.

The Eden Legacy

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2022. Michael Heiser. Unseen Realms: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2015. S. Joshua Swamidass, The Genealogical Adam and Eve.

The Eden Legacy

A mythic Garden. A Tree of power. Bones with a divine legacy. Silas Grey, Master of the Order of Thaddeus, launches his special-ops SEPIO team on a quest to find the fabled Garden and our ancient ancestors. A quest for professional and personal reasons that run deep. But things quickly unravel when it becomes clear his rival brother, Sebastian, is on a similar quest for similar reasons—with a sinister motive that threatens to unleash an ancient power lain dormant and upend all that the Church has been fighting to preserve. In a race against a menacing force Christianity has been holding at bay for generations, Silas and SEPIO must find the Garden of Eden and our ancestor's bone relics before a wicked power is unleashed upon humanity. Long time fans will discover a surprising twist that shakes the Order while new ones will devour the briskly paced action-adventure page-turner leveraging the familiar religious conspiracy suspense of Dan Brown and special-ops thrill of James Rollins, wrapped in the historical insight of Steve Berry and inspiration of Ted Dekker. Devour the 12th book in the bestselling religious thriller series today!

When Did Sin Begin

The incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are central to God's atonement for human sin. of Homo sapiens rather than Adam and Eve. A few. 1. A significant theological concern with God creating all humans de novo in ...

When Did Sin Begin

The question of the "historical Adam" is a flashpoint for many evangelical readers and churches. Science-and-theology scholar Loren Haarsma--who has studied, written, and spoken on science and faith for decades--shows it is possible both to affirm what science tells us about human evolution and to maintain belief in the doctrine of original sin. Haarsma argues that there are several possible ways of harmonizing evolution and original sin, taking seriously both Scripture and science. He presents a range of approaches without privileging one over the others, examining the strengths and challenges of each.

Across the Spectrum

Who Was Adam? A Creation Model Approach to the Origin of Man. With Hugh Ross. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2005. Swamidass, S. Joshua. The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The Surprising Science of Universal Ancestry.

Across the Spectrum

This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular four-views format. This third edition of a well-received textbook (over 60,000 copies sold) has been updated and revised throughout. It examines positions taken by evangelical scholars on 17 seminal issues. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter "For Further Reading" sections, an extensive glossary, and an appendix that addresses contrasting views on 15 additional issues in contemporary evangelicalism.

Evil Sin and Christian Theism

'Joshua Swamidass's The Genealogical Adam and Eve.' Sapientia <https://henrycenter.tiu.edu/2020/08/is-adam-gods-first-imagebearer/>. Loke, Andrew (forthcoming a). The Teleological and Kalam Cosmological Arguments Revisited (Palgrave ...

Evil  Sin  and Christian Theism

This book offers a compelling examination of the problem of evil and the doctrine of sin. It engages with and advances extant discussions on the topic by drawing together philosophical arguments, theological reflections, scientific evidence, Biblical exegesis, and real-life stories. The chapters provide a comprehensive evaluation of objections by anti-theodicists and atheists, and bring recent philosophical work concerning the arguments for Christian theism and advances in science and religion to bear on the discussion. The author defends the Cosmic Conflict Theodicy against philosophical and theological objections, and uses it together with the Connection Building Theodicy, Adamic Fall Theodicy, arguments for divine hiddenness, and Afterlife Theodicy to address the vexing problem of horrendous evil.

Revelation and Reconciliation

Are questions of monogenism and polygenism, of the co-existence of an Adam and an Eve, of their capacity to represent humankind – just to select quickly from the surface of the Christian tradition and the concerns of scientific ...

Revelation and Reconciliation

This substantially revised second edition of Revelation and Reconciliation, first published by Cambridge University Press in 1995, gives a fresh account of the intellectual breakdown of Christianity in the West. In contrast to the familiar focus on epistemological questions and the collision between reason and revelation, Stephen Williams argues that underlying this collision is a deeper conflict between belief in human moral self-sufficiency and Christian belief in reconciliation in history. Taking issue with thinkers including the philosopher of science, Michael Polanyi, and the theologian, Colin Gunton, the argument proceeds by examining the contributions of Descartes, Locke, Barth and Nietzsche before coming to conclusions on the theological reading of intellectual history and the prospects of revitalising a contemporary Christian belief in reconciliation in history. Students of both theology and the history of modern thought will find in Williams’ analysis an alternative interpretation of the balance of forces in post-Reformation Western thought with implications for how they should be addressed.

Genesis

... Seth , to the nuclear family of Adam and Eve , thereby creating a branched genealogy for the first couple . The exact purpose of this J genealogy is a little obscure in that the kinship groups listed are not entirely expected .

Genesis

Considers the themes of cosmology, anthropology, evolution, interactions between men and women, sibling friction, and the origins of the bible in Genesis, suggesting channels for further reflection and ways in which Genesis can enrich faith in the modern world. Original.