Much debate continues over Genesis 1.1 and 1.2 in academic circles. There are some who hold to a pre-Adamic world view by stating that there is a gap of perhaps thousands of years in time between the two verses. The pre-adamite hypothesis as it is now known has it’s origin in the debate between Theophilus of Antioch and Apollonius of Egypt in 170 A.D. Countering this pre-Adamite theory is an argument based on Genesis 3:20 that states that Eve was called the “Mother of all living,” this verse is used by traditionalists to support the most accepted view; namely the adamite theory. Verse 1 shows God’s creative power and also shows God’s existence prior to the heaven and earth being formed. The underlying Hebrew for heaven in Gen 1.1 is the plural form of shameh which is defined as including the sky and clouds as well as further out into the celestial bodies. The pre-adamite movement cannot support it’s claims in my opinion. What’s your view? Do you support the pre-adamite theory?
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