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Is Adam a Myth?

Dr. Alan Noell

The following book is a very helpful brief treatment of the passages in the New Testament referring explicitly to Adam. The foreword by Richard Gaffin shows how relevant Versteeg's concerns are by looking briefly at a recent book by Peter Enns.

J. P. Versteeg, Adam in the New Testament: Mere Teaching Model or First Historical Man?, 2nd ed. (translated and with a foreword by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.; Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2012)

The following book gives several arguments supporting the traditional understanding of Adam and Eve. One caution: certain scenarios for the historical Adam and Eve that are treated as acceptable by the author seem inconsistent with the biblical account.

C. John Collins, Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who They Were and Why You Should Care (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011).

Here is a link to an article by Vern Poythress assessing the claims from genetics used to argue against the traditional understanding of Adam.

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