I’ve blogged before about the new Zondervan book, Four Views on the Historical Adam (ed. Matthew Barrett and Ardel Caneday). New Testament scholar Nijay Gupta has posted reviews of the first three of these views. They’re fair and thoughtful.
The four views are as follows, with links to Nijay’s reviews included:
(1) Lamoureux: Evolutionary Creation and No Historical Adam – Review
(2) John Walton: Archetypal Creation View and Historical Adam
(3) C. John Collins: Old-Earth Creation View and Historical Adam – Review of 2 and 3 combined
(4) William Barrick: Young-Earth Creation View and Historical Adam
Nijay says that he’ll also be writing something on the final view in the near future. Once that’s done, I’ll interact with him and the views a bit on this blog.
I would like to see your view added to these myself.
Integrate that into the Walton view of the archetypal human/Adam ( which I agree with) . May even have that “Israel typology” type connection discussed previously except then I wonder what “goyim” even means.
We’ve discussed the “other people” in the text before. Factoring in evolution, it could be the “other people” at least partially may be our last homo genus precursors and they tended to die out fairly rapidly and were not “spiritual” or responsible to God like Adam and Eve were.
Maybe that explains them, not as the first humans,but, the first spiritually aware humans.
I’ll say a bit after posting #4.