Land of Nod. Man existed before Adam in the Bible.<quoted text>
Sorry to butt in but I have to say that as a guy who holds such store in the OT this seems to be something you have not actually thought through.
According to the babble there are not billions of great grand mothers to go back to. According to evolution there are not billions of great grand mothers to go back to. Hell, even according to the history of the universe there are not billions of great grand mothers to go back to.
We have approximately 100 (Hundred) generations between Jesus of the NT and the present time assuming the average generation is 20 years.
According to Mathew (you claim to be knowledgeable of the babble) there are either 41 or 42 generations between Jesus and Abraham, he does seem to get confused here.
And Genesis gives 14 generations between Adam and Abraham
Work it out 14 + 41 + 100 Ė thatís approximately 155 generations to the beginning of mankind. So are you saying that mankind existed before Adam or that the babble account is total phooey?
Well, did you swallow your pride?
Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, In the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:28 - And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: And have dominion...
Genesis 2:7 - And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 2:18 - And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a help mate for him.
Genesis 2:21 - And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Genesis 2: 22 - And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
After Cain Kills Abel, he cries: "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 every one that findeth me shall slay me." (Gen-4:14) Where "every one" came from?
Then Cain run away, to Land of Nod, finds his wife, lived happily ever after."And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.(Gen 4-16, 17)