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Question about Adam and Eve

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by Ken-1122, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Tinker Grey

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    @pdudgeon's post implied that Adam had sex with all the animals and that because they didn't have offspring that's how he knew the animals weren't for him.

    I ask for a citation because the Bible says nothing like that.
     
  2. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

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    You are right the Bible does not say that. I am puzzled by that statement too.

    The idea is in the Talmud,
    Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Yebamoth
    Folio 63a

    "R. Eleazar further stated: What is meant by the Scriptural text, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh? This teaches that Adam had intercourse with every beast and animal but found no satisfaction until he cohabited with Eve."Babylonian Talmud: Yebamoth 98

    An author trying to justify this,
    "Before eating of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (evolving a moral sense), humans were like animals that should not be blamed for their actions. As such, if they had sex with other hominids or apes, it might be a waste of effort evolutionarily, but it was not morally wrong. After they became human, they knew they were naked, knew that they had to direct their sex drive. They became creatures with a moral sense."https://www.quora.com/In-the-Talmud...according-to-Orthodox-or-Conservative-Judaism

    The Talmud was written and compiled in the 400's to 800's CE
    TALMUD - JewishEncyclopedia.com

    They would bring up various ideas to discuss, some ideas were extreme like having sex with a baby too young to go to school.
    TALMUD HERMENEUTICS - JewishEncyclopedia.com

    another source says the discussion happened in the 200's and were maintained as stories until written down much later.
    Talmud

    The text of the Bible that was used as proof text is,

    Genesis 2
    18 Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ 19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man[c] there was not found a helper as his partner. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

    ‘This at last is bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;

    this one shall be called Woman,[d]
    for out of Man[e] this one was taken.’

    24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
     
  3. Daniel Marsh

    Daniel Marsh Well-Known Member

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