When God created Adam and Eve, they were fully developed human beings, capable of communication, society, and development (Genesis 2:19-25; 3:1-20; 4:1-12). the Bible does describe a period of traumatic upheaval upon the earth--the flood (Genesis 6-9), during which time civilization was utterly destroyed except for eight people. Humanity was forced to start over. It is in this historical context that some scholars believe men lived in caves and made use of stone tools. These men were not primitive; they were simply destitute. And they certainly were not half ape. The fossil evidence is quite clear: cavemen were human--men who lived in caves. The 'cavemen' that we see in books and in movies, that portray men that are hunched over carrying clubs saying 'uug' do not exist anywhere in the Bible. The Bible does not use the word cavemen, however there were people, especially after the flood in Noah's day that did live in caves..hence, they could be referred to as 'cavemen'. Also, after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family were afraid to live anywhere, so they took up residence in a nearby cave.
Nobody knows. Adam and Eve are told to be the first humans on earth because of god. but since they were so sinful and Noah was not, Noah was told to build the ark and the whole world got wiped out with a flood except for Noah and his family. That's how us humans came to live, I guess. I have no idea where it went from human to Cavemen, but nobody else does, either :/ Sorry
whatever you believe came first. i believe that Adam and Eve came 1st...2nd was people...3rd was washed out...4th was new evolution i believe that God put dinosaurs on Earth because Adam and Eve ate the apple off the forbidden tree.
i don't know eve, but a guy i know called Adam was born 1992, and barney the dinosaur was created in 1987, so i'd say dinosaurs came first.
IF you were hoping for a serious 'correct' answer you won't get one. your question is asking fundamentalist christians vs people who believe in evolution (some christians still do too)! and as religions are, everyone thinks their own view is right. i personally think god is bullshit and given we have physical evidence of dinosaurs (fossils) and carbon dating used to show how old they are they definitely came before any humans
The literal interpretation of Genesis is a very modern minority interpretation within Christianity and is based on not having a full understanding of the context or purpose of Genesis. One way to understand is to study the religions that were prevalent at the time and then it can be seen clearly that Genesis is a sort of mission statement that is intended to show how the values of Judaism are different from those religions. This is not to say that there are not literal truths in Genesis, but that the underlying meanings are what is intended. That is why the creation story is only about a page long because the bible is not intended to be a textbook about geology or anthropology. What's important about religion is spiritual values. Both Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas had a lot to say in this regard.
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Adam was the first human created by God, but all the other animals were created before him. Eve was made as a partner for Adam, a wife for a husband. Dinosaurs may not have evn been on the same side of the world as Adam and Eve.
In genesis it says: and water & darkness covered the earth. That was before adam & eve were created. God didnt tell when the water & darkness was created. Maybe(only a thought): a whole other land of dinasoures & creatures were there before god decided to create man. Thought: he knew we'd need all that oil a few thousand years later: no one knows for sure.
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Adam & Eve for me is a symbol how life started just like Eve symbolizes egg cells & Adam as the sperm...and the story in the bible is just an interpretation... now people may have different perspective... but nobody really can't understand how life started... the good thing about faith is that it give people hope that there's a place in the after life with the creator. On the other side, Science is trying to prove everything and yet no one can really explain it and no one can bring us back into the past to prove it. No one can explain the size of the universe, the size of our planet compare to the whole space in the universe or how far is it to reach the end of the universe. We are just a very very very small dot just like when we are looking at the stars. But Bible may lead you into a good life because it tells us not to hurt anyone or be a good Samaritan and how to spread love. Science teaches us how to build technology to make people lazy... it tells us it looks like science knows everything but actually 'No'. Some people say they are expert and can explain anything but the truth is no one can...