You raise a valid point. I love the story of Creation and have researched it, so I'll admit an 'eye witness account' couldn't be by anyone but God Himself, or Adam.
In the past there has been controversy about whether Moses actually wrote the book of Genesis, or plagiarized it from the accounts of Creation and the flood taken from early documents of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Enoch, Isaac, and Jacob. (did I leave anyone out?)
However now ancient writings have been found in the Middle East dating back as far as 3500 B.C. which would be when Adam was still alive. No one even knew that writing went back that far! I think that's so neat.
So anyway, since Adam was alive during that period of time, he very well could have written the accounts as he knew it of Creation, making it a 'first hand account', which proves that these documents were passed on from one generation to the next, and put together into one book called the BOOK OF GENESIS! Cool, huh?
SandraJ, Meridian Star Forums 38 Comments
[11/28/2007 10:41:20 AM]
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Submitted By: Lance Choad
What I want to know is, if Adam wrote Genesis3, why is it written to make him sound like a complete prat?
God: "Did you eat from the tree?"
Adam: "It's all her fault!"
11/28/2007 3:18:20 PM
'Cept you're dead wrong, Sandra.
And I guess you believe that Adam, Moses, and all the others wrote about their own deaths, huh?
(Later in the thread, she refers to the Apocrypha - which she doesn't seem to believe exists - as the Apocalypse. Classic.)
11/28/2007 3:31:03 PM
Assuming these writings were even found:
There are plenty of examples from over 5000 years ago. Unfortunately for the fundies, the writers don't appear to have heard of any person or place in the Bible.*
*okay, the city of Ur is known from Sumerian writings.
11/28/2007 3:36:04 PM
Hahaha, okay darling, whatever you say.
11/28/2007 4:19:56 PM
Actually NOPE. Moreover, it would invalidate archaeological research to extremes.
11/28/2007 4:34:39 PM
Lesus H. Christ
Yeah, I was alive when the Murraugh Building Bombing, 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, the Iraq War, and the creation of numerous books and other things, so I MUST have created or caused all of them. Oh and Sandra is so smart and cool....
11/28/2007 5:37:38 PM
Yes, you see, the problem here is that you are taking as fact the idea that "3500 BC" corresponds with a time when there were only two people on Earth living in a garden talking to snakes and making God mad.
11/28/2007 6:28:34 PM
Cool Huh? No. Not really. You are a fucktard though. Have a good day.
11/28/2007 6:49:38 PM
The idea that Adam "very well could have" written an account does not "prove" that any hypothetical documents became Genesis. Your argument is made of Fail.
11/28/2007 10:31:15 PM
In the sense of "hot" being close to the truth, and "cold" being very far from it, then yes. It is even more than "pretty cool". Quite chilly in fact.
11/29/2007 12:31:53 AM
Actually, I'm pretty sure they've known about these "recent discoveries" for over a century, and they actually go back further than that. And they're in Sumerian, which has no relation at all to Hebrew and is incredibly hard for modern readers due to its lack of relation to any existing language.
In any case, civilization goes quite a bit further back than that anyway, at least another 1500 years if not more. So there you go with the being wrong.
11/29/2007 1:07:35 AM
Gee not to disagree with or anything SandraJ but Wasn't the egyptian empire founded before 3500 b.c? And the Chinese? And many other civilisation in the mediteraenian?
I woulda thought that Adam would've been illiterate.
11/29/2007 5:58:57 AM
Adam remembered stuff from before he was created?
11/29/2007 6:24:51 AM