Adam Was Not The First Man
(1) Question: Were there people before Adam and Eve?
Answer: This question is almost always asked whenever atheists and agnostics are trying to confound or confuse a New Christian! It comes from a reading of:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth..." (Genesis 1:27‑28)
Many people have become agnostics because of the supposed conflict between the Bible and science. In truth, there is no conflict at all between a correct translation of the Bible and really proven science, not just unproven theories.
Men have theorized for years about the possibility of the co‑existence of another race of human beings upon the earth during the time of Adam. It must be recognized that there is considerable evidence to show that the earth was not only inhabited by a race(s), but as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race or races were apparently destroyed. But first let's look at the word "REPLENISH":
1). to make full or complete AGAIN, as by furnishing a NEW SUPPLY.
2). to supply AGAIN...or the like.
3). of PEOPLE. (New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second Edition page 1205)
Jeremiah the Prophet refers briefly to the existence of such a race(s), but he states that, as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race(s) were apparently destroyed.
"I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, THERE WAS NO MAN...I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and ALL THE CITIES THEREOF WERE BROKEN DOWN AT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, AND BY HIS FIERCE ANGER...For this shall the earth mourn, AND THE HEAVENS ABOVE BE BLACK..." (Jeremiah 4:23‑28)
Job also makes reference to a past age, a former time:
"For enquire...OF THE FORMER AGE, and prepare thyself to the SEARCH OF THEIR FATHERS." (Job 8:8)
Job then relates:
"For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness IN FORMER TIME DESOLATE AND WASTE." (Job 30:3)
"THERE IS NO REMEMBRANCE OF FORMER THINGS..." (Exodus 1:11)
"Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were DARKWATERS and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice: hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils." (Psalms 18:7‑15)
"...LET THEM SHEW THE FORMER THINGS..." (Isaiah 41:22)
"REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD...AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES..." (Isaiah 46:9‑10)
Then Isaiah relates a most revealing statement from God:
"For, behold, I CREATE NEW HEAVENS (NOTE: a plural heavens: more than one) AND A NEW EARTH: AND THE FORMER SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED, nor come into mind." (Isaiah 65:17)
Then we have God's Law to confirm the existence of people other than Adam. Cain's wife, which is another question in itself.
"And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord... And Cain knew his wife..." (Genesis 4:16‑17)
Now most "Ministers" will repeat that old, old, worn out statement, one which cannot stand a close inspection, hence the instincts of the atheists and agnostics to that fact, giving them more fuel for the consternation they are causing the New Christian: "Cain's wife was his 'sister.'"
Choosing to completely ignore God's Law concerning this situation.
"The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover...The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness." (Leviticus 18:9, 11)
"And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity." (Leviticus 20:17)
I can just hear the atheists and agnostics cry out: "But Cain has already broken God's Law once, so why wouldn't he do so a second time." and well he might; and there is ample evidence that he did sin time and time again, But now a second, third and even a fourth person must consent to his' breaking of God's Law.
His sister, his father (Adam) and his mother (Eve) must also consent to this violation of God's Law, not just Cain: Which would be consistent with the period of time involved, this would do violence to the Scriptures. Thus this answer is completely unacceptable.
Thus, the only logical answer to the question is: Not only were there people on earth before, (Genesis 1:2) BUT THERE WERE OTHERS PRESENT WHEN GOD, “FORMED” A “MAN” TO TILL THE GROUND, AND WHO WAS FIRST CALLED “ADAM” IN Genesis 2:19.
Therefore, it is clear for all to see, that the Judeo-Christian clergy say that Adam and Eve were the first man and woman, but the Bible doesn’t, it merely says Adam was the first White Man. Let’s look at the record.
Many mistranslation in the King James Bible obscure much of the truth; for example Genesis 1:1-2:
“In the beginning, Yahweh created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”
In the Hebrew it says, “Now the earth HAD BECOME chaotic and empty.” (See Rotherham’s emphasized Bible) Some early catastrophe had wrecked the earth, which was not without form and void before that. This was a judgment of Yahweh on earlier civilizations, for their wickedness. Jeremiah 4:23-27 gives a vision and we state it again to be sure you remember it:
“I beheld the earth and lo, it was without form and void; and the heavens and they had no light. I beheld the mountains and lo, they trembled and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld and lo, there was no man and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness and ALL THE CITIES THEREOF WERE BROKEN DOWN at the presence of Yahweh and by His fierce anger. For this hath Yahweh said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.”
Therefore we do find buried ruins of cities older than Adam and skeletons which has been dated by several means as being several thousands of years older than Adam. The Bible itself tells us about this.
Next the Bible tells us about the creation of MEN, IN THE PLURAL in Genesis 1:26-28 saying:
“Male and female created he THEM and Yahweh told these people, Be fruitful and multiply and REPLENISH the earth.”
Plenish is an obsolete English word meaning to fill. You cannot REPLENISH what was never plenished, or filled, before. In Genesis chapter 2, we find THE ADAM (in the singular) “formed.” The Hebrew word aw-dawm, rendered Adam in English, is from a root word meaning TO SHOW BLOOD IN THE FACE or OF A RUDDY COMPLEXION, a word obviously not applicable to the dark races, which we also know from scientific evidence to be much older than the White Race. Bible scholars know Genesis 3:20:
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living,” is a later interpolation, which was not in the earlier manuscripts. (See Moffett’s Translation)
Genesis chapter 4 records the birth of Cain and Abel. In the Hebrew, the wording suggests that they were twins. No other child of Eve is mentioned until the birth of Seth, when Adam was 130 years old. Certainly this was long after the birth of Cain and Abel, most scholars say this was over 100 years later. Yet, when Cain killed Abel, and in punishment was driven out of the land, he complained to Yahweh in Genesis 4:14:
“Any one that findeth me shall slay me.”
Upon being sent away, Cain found many other people, for Genesis 4:17 records Cain not only married a wife, but built a city. You don’t build a city for just two people. These were the pre-Adamic races, mentioned in the latter part of Genesis chapter 2.
There is no getting around it, for there are many people who, upon reading this study will cry out “You didn’t tell us where Cain got his wife; therefore he must have married his sister or some such nonsense.” So we will show you where Cain got his wife, and it was from these pre-Adamic people.
Where Did Cain Get His Wife?
This is a question that has caused a lot of controversy in Christians and one which they have avoided for centuries; especially the Judeo‑Christians because most of them do very little if any serious Bible study. They simply let some so‑called member of the clergy tell them what is what.
Since Cain was banished to the land of Nod, after his brother's murder, and before Eve gave birth to her third son Seth (Compare Genesis 4:8‑17 with Genesis 4:25), then there was as yet only one (supposed) descendant of Adam on earth, and this was the reprobate Cain. We know that Cain had a wife, and evidence would indicate that he had taken a female from among the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, ONE OF THE OTHER RACES.
After the birth of his first son, Enoch, Cain built a city (Genesis 4:17). THERE CAN BE NO CITY WITHOUT INHABITANTS AND THOSE WHO INHABITED THE CITY WHICH HE BUILT WERE OBVIOUSLY THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND OF NOD, the same creating that had been given to Adam as servants in the Garden of Eden. They were driven forth with Adam, and became wanderers, which is the meaning of the word NOD. These were a numerous people who had been CREATED (Genesis 1:27) before the FORMATION of Adam.
Before Cain was driven forth from the presence of God, he complained:
"My punishment is greater than I can bear, Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass that everyone that findeth me shall slay me." (Genesis 4:13‑14)
A fugitive from whom? Certainly not his father and mother, Adam and Eve! From who then would he be forced to flee? And to whom did he refer when he spoke about "everyone that findeth me shall kill me?" It would be none other than the inhabitants of the land of Nod, and these inhabitants, we believe were THE OTHER RACES, THE BEAST OF THE FIELD.
So God put a mark upon Cain(we are not told what it was) and gave a command that whosoever slew Cain, his vengeance would fall seven fold. (Possibly Cain was made to resemble the people of Nod). In any case, he was able to assemble enough people to build a city and the female he took as his wife, was not a descendant of Adam.
A very expressive term can be found in the book of Jude, in the New Testament, when he describes the great sin of Sodom as "going after strange flesh." That is a very descriptive term. The Sodomites were given to every imaginable sexual perversion, just as they are today (See Genesis 19:1‑9), and it was for this fifth that they were eliminated. These Sodomites were Canaanites (See Genesis 10:15‑19). It is most significant that Cain, is mentioned in this context in Jude 11.
Note that Jude first mentions the angels which kept not their first estate. These may or may not have been the "sons of God who married daughters of men." (There is a great deal of argument on this among Bible scholars).
Then Jude speaks of the Sodomites who were destroyed for the same wickedness; "going after strange flesh." These as brute BEASTS CORRUPT THEMSELVES, he says, and pronounces:
"Woe unto them, because they have gone in the way of Cain." (Jude 6‑11)
Thus the wickedness of Cain, the wickedness of the Sodomites, all appear to be similar. All these filthy dreamers defiled themselves by filthy sexual intercourse with "strange flesh." (Verse 8) The civilization of Cain was very wicked and was completely wiped out by the flood. The fate of Sodom is known to every Bible reader.
When Jeremiah wrote concerning the Babylonian captivity of the Judahites, he said:
"And now I have given all these lands into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, My servant; and the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, have I given him also to serve him." (See Jeremiah 27:6)
when prophesying of the destruction of Babylon, he wrote,
"O Lord, Thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither MAN OR BEAST, but it shall be desolate forever." (Jeremiah 51:62)
This prophecy was fulfilled ages ago, and it is most significant to find that the ancient ruins of Babylon abound with four‑footed animals but that MEN, and the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, THE OTHER RACES, ARE COMPLETELY ABSENT FROM THIS AREA.
From these facts, we can only conclude that the BEASTS OF THE FIELD are indeed a servant race, distinct and separate from the Adamic creation of God, but who have a special place and calling in God. They are vocal, intelligent, capable of prayer, and repentance. The pure Negro stock is a servant order, as are the angels in heaven.
The Garden of Eden was not a plantation of ordinary trees and shrubs. Yahweh did nothing so foolish as to make a special creation, just to have a man to wield shovel and pruning shears, when He already had millions of pre-Adamites available for this type of work. We are told that the Garden of Eden contained the tree of the knowledge (or experience) of good and evil. No tree of the forest has any knowledge or experience of either good or evil. Ezekiel chapter 31 says, “Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and a shadowing bough and of an high stature; Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field and his boughs were multiplied and his branches became long; all the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. THE CEDARS IN THE GARDEN OF YAHWEH could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; NOR ANY TREE IN THE GARDEN OF YAHWEH WAS LIKE UNTO HIM IN HIS BEAUTY. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: SO THAT ALL THE TREES OF EDEN THAT WERE IN THE GARDEN OF YAHWEH ENVIED HIM.”
Obviously, the trees in the garden of Yahweh in Eden were family trees of races and nations who admired and envied the early Assyrian empire. These made up the garden that Adam was to cultivate. Satan had been what we might call the superintendent of this planet, to rule it in obedience to Yahweh’s will, until he forfeited his position by rebellion against Yahweh.
Adam was sent to take his place. It was Adam’s job to rule the various nations and races of the earth as Yahweh’s representative here, educating them in Yahweh’s laws and enforcing obedience to those laws. These other races and nations had been here long before Adam. Therefore the Bible makes it unmistakably clear we are not all descended from Adam and Eve, for there were other races on earth, already old, already numerous, when Adam was “formed.”
Among these other races there are several who are simply pre-Adamic and one at least, which is satanic. If you will read the third chapter of Genesis, you will notice that, immediately after the fall of Adam, when Yahweh required them to answer what they had done, Yahweh condemned Satan. The word mistranslated serpent is the Hebrew word naw-khash, which literally means enchanter or magician.
No doubt Satan still possessing angelic powers, was able to be an enchanter or magician. It is certain the one who seduced Eve was no mere scaly snake wriggling along on the ground. Seduced Eve, for this is what she admitted in the original Hebrew. Cain was the son of this seduction. The Bible uses the word begat with monotonous regularity but, the first time the Bible ever says Adam ever begat anyone is Genesis 5:3 where it says,
“And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image: and called his name Seth.”
To get back to Genesis 3:15, Yahweh said to Satan,
“I will put enmity between THEE and the WOMAN and between THY SEED and HER SEED.”
The same Hebrew word for seed is used in both cases. Therefore, it is clear for all those who understand the English language, that Satan was to have just as literal seed, or descendants, as Eve. Yahweh’s own word being pledged to his, we must expect to find it actually happening and we do. Yahshua tell us of it.
In Matthew 13:38-39 explaining the parable of the tares among the wheat Yahshua says,
“THE FIELD IS THE WORLD; THE GOOD SEED ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM: BUT THE TARES ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE: THE ENEMY THAT SOWED THEMIS THE DEVIL.”
In John 6:70-71 Yahshua had been talking with His twelve disciples and we read:
“Yahshua answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve and ONE OF YOU IS A DEVIL? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him being one of the twelve.”
You should read carefully John chapter 8 where Yahshua told those who hated him,
“YE ARE OF THE DEVIL AND THE LUSTS FOR YOUR FATHER YE WILL DO...He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because YE ARE NOT OF GOD.” (John 8:44, 47)
He was not being vulgarly abusive in either of these cases, for He never resorted to name calling so His statement was precisely accurate. He did call some of them serpents, children of vipers, which was accurate. Long before this, they had adopted THE SERPENT as a symbol of Satan. This is why their tradition had given the word naw-khash the translation serpent, when it really means enchanter. Yahshua therefore was telling them that they were of their father the devil (or serpent, fi they preferred that word). In this He was simply stating a biological fact with scientific precision and identifying the persons of this ancestry.
Whenever someone tells you the Bible is in conflict with what modern science has proven true, don’t you believe it. The things many Judeo-Christian preachers teach are in conflict with scientific truth, as we all know, but these preachers are equally in conflict with the Bible. Go back to the Bible, not to any man made doctrines and double check it for accuracy of translation. You will find what the Bible really says, in its original languages, is accurate and with a precision our scientists have not yet achieved.