Originally posted by NOTurTypical
And "replenish" in 1611 vernacular meant "to fill up" not "to fill up again".
But it means quite a view things, actually.
Result of search for "replenish":
4390 male' maw-lay' or malae (Esth. 7:5) [maw-law']; a primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and
figuratively):--accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, X draw, give in, go) full(-ly, -ly
set, tale), (over-)flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a (hand-)full, + have
Knowing that Biblically, the first earth age has past, and we are in the second earth age now, it is obvious something manlike was once here. We have
the fossil records to verify this. We know that this earth is Billions of years old. This isn't fiction.
We have a text, that despite the OP's considerations, it is basically a Family Tree. It's Christ's Family tree to be precise. It shows events and
how these events effected the "family" for the most part. Some failed miserably while others excelled, all according to there relationship with GOD,
Our Brother Judah, also flows from this same Tree. Many of the Family, are presumed lost at this time, although that is a debatable subject in
it'self. Our Cousins of Islam also part of this genealogy.
There are, though out the Text, instructional comments, attributed to GOD directly, as well as commentary that discusses past events. First Earth Age
Within ATS, we seem to see the Conflictive commentary's that question the truth of the Bible. The Great Flood is one example. To me, this thread is
one, which doesn't reflect one Biblical truth, and lends to further confusion for those who seek nothing more than to wallow in it.
You have now clearly denoted that Biblically, Man, made in the image of God and the Angels, created both male and female, and given dominion over the
fruits of the earth, (Gatherer) and the Fish/Fowl/Fauna found there, (Hunter), and told to replenish the earth, whatever that ultimately means.
Now to me, this is what is needed to point out the misleading thought being presented in this thread. The Races where here long before Adam and Eve.
Now if you opt to think in 24 hour periods, the Races where here 48 hour before Adam and Eve.
Point is, the Races where here already. There is no need to speculate upon unnecessary nonsense about the what if this, or what if that.
The Longevity of Adam thru to Noah, has to do with the environment they lived in and living during the days of a "Numbered" Lifespan. Prior to the
events in the garden, it can be suggested, we had no "Shelf date" of expirey, but that again is yet another topic.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,
lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Now, this message was quite clear, and in the end, Adam and his descendant did exactly that, Die. Mankind, of the 6th day is likely to also have bore
a similar occurrence although that isn't expressed.
There is also the condition this planet was in at the time. No Rain, just misting of the earth. The Firmament and it's effects on both Flora and
Fauna, let alone mankind.
The next event that resulted in a deterioration of the longevity of Man was Noah's Flood. A lifespan was then limited to 120 Years, instead of a 1000
I believe it is the events that surrounded the Tower of Babel, and the mischief we can get into with tooooo much time on our hands, that we again had
a lifespan lowered to what we have today, some 70 years.
Now, some may argue against this, and so be it. This is what the Bible says. I am good with that.
We can also do something else, and that is to see what Legends and Lore of Ancient Peoples, and those that today, still typify their ancestors and
I contend Gilgamesh actually sought out Noah, (or one of his sons), seeking the secret of immortality .
There are tales of Immortals around this globe. Whether these are persons or entities (aka, the Fallen) is subjective, but the point is, they exist.
So, You may think as you wish about what I say, but I have no need to question or consider GOD is a liar. His Word is quite clear. I have NO PROBLEM
with what is expressed there.