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Presenting biblical answers to tough questions

Q: Who recorded creation in the Bible since Adam and Eve were the only two people on earth?

A: A fascinating question! The book of Genesis is the oldest historical narrative that we still possess and read today. Early Jewish tradition (and Jesus Christ in Luke 20:37; etc.) attributes the book to Moses. This would give a date of around 1400 B.C. for the writing, which is obviously long after many of the events it describes took place.

The lack of early corroboration, and the possible reliance on oral tradition would typically make us question the reliability of a historical document. Modern his...


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