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In Jer4:23-26 the prophet Jeremiah revealed what may have happened.
He used the same phrase as in Gen 1:2-‘I beheld the earth and lo, it was without form, and void’ v23.
Jeremiah implied there was a pre-Adamic existence of inhabitants and cities. He wrote ‘I beheld the mountains and hills being moved’, the fruitful places wasted, ‘and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger’ v26.
The key verse is v25, ‘I beheld.. there was no man’. It suggests that man was completely gone from the earth. God had once destroyed the earth before Adam was created.
Scientists say that the original earth is about 4.5 billion years old, based on radiometric age dating of meteorite material, on the ages of the oldest-known terrestrial and lunar samples.
The age of the universe is placed at 14 billion years old. Since Adam, 6000 years ago, at no time was there no man living on the earth, even after the great Noahic flood, when all perished except only 8 people.
Jeremiah revealed a pre-Adamic civilization. Something happened between Ge1:1 and 1:2. This is called ‘the gap theory of creation’!
Texti really appreciate your feedback here, can you or seede get us up to speed on malki tzedek? (melchizidek) something tells me he's going to pop up soon enough?
Shem (Hebrew: שֵם, Modern Shem Tiberian Šēm ; Greek: Σημ Sēm; Ge'ez: ሴም, Sēm; "renown; prosperity; name"; Arabic: سام Sām) was one of the sons of Noah in the Hebrew Bible as well as in Islamic literature. He is popularly regarded as the eldest son, though some regard him as the second son. According to some Rabbinic traditions, Shem was born without a foreskin (aposthia); which may indicate a basis for circumcision that predates the covenant of Abraham. There is however, no explicit indication of this in the Genesis text.
originally posted by: UNIT76
did any people live outside the garden of eden?
humans outside the garden of eden
where did cain get his wife?
here's a 60+ part series of bible study (conrad jarroll)
and here's the link where noone wants to talk about it
it's probably better if i just don't say anything about the urantia group..
The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that originated in Chicago sometime between 1924 and 1955.
The authorship remains a matter of speculation. The authors introduce the word "Urantia" as the name of the planet Earth and state that their intent is to "present enlarged concepts and advanced truth." The book aims to unite religion, science and philosophy, and its enormous amount of material about science is unique among literature claimed to be presented by celestial beings.
Among other topics, the book discusses the origin and meaning of life, mankind's place in the universe, the relationship between God and people, and the life of Jesus. It has been described as "a rich and complex moral narrative, equal parts Tolkien and St. Paul."
The Urantia Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit group, first published The Urantia Book in 1955. In 2001, a jury found that the English book's copyright was no longer valid after 1983. The English text became a public domain work in the United States, and in 2006 the international copyright expired.[a]