WHAT RACE WERE ADAM AND EVE


What race was the first human couple in order to give origin to all the different races we have these days?.

That is question commonly asked to Christians by non-believers and sceptics. It is important to note that ‘race’ here is understood as phenotypical human groups, strictly based on similar physical appearance, and not by social or any other characteristics.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES

The Bible teaches that all humanity comes from one single couple, name ‘Man and Woman’, (Adam and Ishsha)(Genesis 1:27; 2:32), commonly known as ‘Adam and Eve’ or ‘Man and the Life-Giver’ (Genesis 3:20; Acts 17:26).

Even though it is commonly accepted that all races developed from three major branches, white, negro and yellow, from each of the three sons of Noah; Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 6:10), there is no reason to attribute this to any other cause than they already inherited this racial differences from their forefathers, and ultimately from Adam and Eve (Acts 17:26; Malachi 2:10).

This will indicate that from the first two humans, at least one of them, in this case, the Man (Adam), must have been a vessel to all these three basic races, that later on through intermixing and other natural circumstances developed into the variants we have today.

For this reason, Adam could not qualify as either ‘White, or Black or Yellow’, but only as a perfect intermixed individual, carrying these three variants in himself, with most certain Mediterranean complexion, most probably of olive skin, dark to brown hair and strong physical balance and build. However, these are only hypotheses and cannot be determine with certainty.

CONCLUSION

The purpose for Scripture is to teach that all humans from all races are basically of same worth. There is no evolution or some races inferior to others by nature, since they all come from a common ancestor created to the Image and Likeness of God.

Omar Flores.    

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