One of the greatest misunderstandings of Scripture ever known is the belief that Adam was the father of all hominids. This teaching has caused many to turn away from the message of the Scriptures because this interpretation makes an anthropological absurdity of the Biblical narrative. Hopefully by the end of this presentation my readers shall be persuaded that this teaching is certainly erroneous and that the Biblical narrative is indeed true, though widely misunderstood.
The earth has a long history of habitation by primitive hominids such as Neanderthalensis, Rhodesiensis, Heidelbergensis, Floriensis and Habilus et al. The ancestors of the world’s aboriginal races have been roaming the earth for hundreds of millennia living as simple hunters and gatherers, yet in the earliest days of the Adamic race, the sons of Adam were familiar with both pastoral and agrarian modes of living (Genesis 4.2). If Cain and Abel were the first generation of hominids they would never have known of herding and farming of which there are no traces in the archaeological record until the beginnings of the Neolithic Revolution.
Only a short time after Adam’s day some of the sons of Cain had become experts in metallurgy (Genesis 4.22), technology which arrived many thousands of years after the first hominids came into being. The only explanation in light of the archaeological record is that Adam was not the ancestor of early primitive hominids, but rather that he was the progenitor of a young and advanced race which was gifted with knowledge of agriculture, pastoralism and metallurgy from its earliest days.
A numerical interpretation of lifespans and times of birth for the Biblical patriarchs places the creation of Adam roughly between 6,000 years (Masoretic Text) to 7,500 years (Septuagint) in the past. While it might be disputed whether the numbers used to calculate this approximate dating are intended to be interpreted numerically or numerologically like the Sumerian King List, we can be certain that Adam sired a young race which was placed into a world already occupied by hominids.
It is clear in several places in Scripture that there were hominids inhabiting the planet before Adam. Cain found wives and founded an entire city in the land of Nod. There are several tribes in the Scriptures with no Adamic lineage, some with specifically non-Adamic lineage. Tribes without Adamic lineage include Zuzim, Emim, Kennizites, Perizzites, Kadmonites, Rephaim and Kenites.
The Zuzim and Emim are not to be found in Genesis 10 among the sons of Noah, but in the time of Abraham they are first found together in Genesis 14.5. The name Zuwziym (H2104) is taken from ziyz (H2123) meaning “moving creature” or “wild beast”. Brown Driver Briggs also offers the definition “roving creatures” for Zuwziym. The name Eymiym (H368) means “terrors” (Brown Driver Briggs and Gesenius’ s.v.) and in Deuteronomy 2.10-11 they are described as giants indigenous to Moab.
The Rephaim are described as giants as well and have no genealogies to be found in Genesis 10. Together with other giants such as the Zuzim, Emim and Anakim the Rephaim descended from giants spawned of the fallen Angels, whose earthly offspring seem to have been prone to gigantism as described in Genesis 6.
A thorough understanding of the events of Genesis 3 reveals that Cain himself was not fathered by Adam, and that the serpent who came to Eve in the garden was himself a pre-Adamite. In fact there existed an entire genealogical tree of races in Eden when Adam was placed there called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Christ himself references non-Adamites in several places in Scripture. In the parable of the wheat and the tares they are the tares planted by the adversary (Matthew 13.28). Christ told certain Judaeans that they descended from the Devil (John 8.44). Both Christ and John the Baptist called certain Judaeans a “race of vipers” or “brood of vipers” in reference to their partial descent from the serpent (Matthew 3.7, 23.33). Christ also told certain Judaeans their race was responsible for the blood of Abel spilled by their forebear Cain (Matthew 23.35-36). There is a great deal more evidence to be found that there are non-Adamic races in Scripture, apocryphal biblical literature and early Christian writings concerning which I have written at greater length.
Now one might ask how the existence of distant past civilizations and races fits into the 6 days of creation in Genesis 1. In truth the days of Genesis 1 are not literal 24 hour periods but merely describe stages of creation in a poetic narrative. The words rendered “day” throughout Genesis 1 may easily be taken to refer figuratively to an “age” (see Strong’s entries for G2250 and H3117). That the entire creation narrative of Genesis is not a literal scientific explanation of the formation of our planet is evident in Genesis itself.
In Genesis 1.14-19 it is apparent that the sun and moon were not created until the 4th day of creation after the creation of trees and other seed-bearing plants which rely on the sun and photosynthesis to survive. This is not because the Genesis creation account is inaccurate or scientifically unsound, but rather it is because the account was never meant to be interpreted through the lense of strict literalism. That this is a biblically sound interpretation is evident in Hebrews chapter 4 where St. Paul speaks about God’s ongoing period of rest refered to in Genesis simply as the “seventh day”. The 7th day had actually begun thousands of years before St. Paul wrote and so apparently St. Paul did not interpret the 7th day of creation literally.
Another objection to the existence of non-Adamic races today is that the flood of Noah must have wiped out any other races besides the family of Noah. I will not repeat myself, but suffice it to say here that the Noahic flood was a localized event and that non-Adamic races who originated before the flood are present later in Scripture despite their absence on the ark.
The Adamites expanded first from Mount Ararat in the Armenian Highlands (Strong’s and Gesenius’ s.v. Ararat, H780) and later from Shinaar in Mesopotamia (Strong’s and Gesenius’ s.v. Shin’ar, H8152). These are lands historically occupied by Caucasoids and encompass lands which many modern anthropologists regard as the original homelands of the Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic languages which predominate among the Caucasoid race (according to the Anatolian, Armenian and Fertile Crescent hypotheses).
From Iberia in the far West to India in the far East, and from the Ural Mountains in the far North to the Horn of Africa in the far South, all the lands inhabited by the early Adamites were historically occupied by Caucasoids. The nations of Genesis 10 encompass all the great nations of history including Egypt, Media, Lydia, Assyria, Ionia, Crete, Persia, Babylon and Thrace among others while none can be soundly identified with any non-Caucasoid races.
Most of the Adamic nations have mingled with adjacent aboriginal races during the long lapse of time giving us bastardized races such as most modern Arabs, Afghans, Syrians, Iranians, Berbers, Egyptians and even Ethiopians. Nonetheless we can be certain that they all originated as Caucasoids. Even in the modern period these peoples have all been recognized as racially Caucasoid by European anthropologists even if they have mingled with non-Caucasoid races. It can be no mere coincidence that the geographical spread of the Caucasoid race corresponds so closely to the table of nations in Genesis 10.
Of course all the evidence in Scripture verifies that the Adamites were Caucasoids. The very name Adam is derived from Strong’s H119, meaning “to show blood (in the face), i.e. flush or turn rosy:–be (dyed, made) red (ruddy)”. Physical descriptions of the Adamites in Scripture include “whiter than milk”, “white and ruddy” and describe a woman’s neck like an “ivory tower” and her eyes “like pools of water”. Of course these descriptions all portray the hyper-depigmentation only exhibited frequently in pure Caucasoid populations.
In his entry for Adam (H120) Strong tells us the word is “From ‘adam [or adom, H119]; ruddy” and Strong explains that adom (H119) means “to show blood in the face”, “flush or turn rosy” or “be made ruddy”. In his entry for Adam Gesenius looks further back than Strong to the root dam (H1818) meaning “blood” (the root of adom). This derivation likewise affirms the connection to blushing and the bright red hue of blood. Many claim Adam derives from adamah (soil, H127), indicating a reddish brown hue, but this defies all convention whereby the smaller component (dam) is the root of the larger derivative (adamah) and no reputable lexicographers ascribe such an origin to Adam.
I hope here to have established that the Adamic race is the Caucasoid race, and that there are other races of differing origins. Only with an accurate understanding of the creation can we properly grasp the message of the Gospel. This interpretation reconciles Scripture and the archaeological record neatly and certainly provides a more firm foundation for our Christian faith than the absurd and desperate theories of mainstream creation “science”.
‘The Origins of the Non-Adamic Races’
‘The Satanic Origins of the Kenite, Canaanite and Edomite Jews’
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
-Jesus Christ, John 3.3