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November 18, 2003 at 12:40 pm #589About Catholics TeamKeymaster
If Adam and Eve only had two sons, how did the rest of the world’s population come about?November 19, 2003 at 5:55 am #2220About Catholics TeamKeymaster
good question! kind of makes you wonder….
actually, I have heard of good explanations for it, but I do not have time to post it right now. I’ll get back to you on that. ” title=”Wink” />November 11, 2006 at 11:56 pm #7370AnonymousInactive
The Bible tells us of three sons that Adam and Eve had. Cain, Abel, and Seth were their names. Cain killed Abel but did not flee to his uncle. Seth was born sometime after Abel had been murdered.
Cain did not have an uncle because Adam and Eve did not have any brothers. Adam and Eve ultimately are the parents of every human. They could not have had brothers because any humans that arrived on the scene after Adam and Eve would have been their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.
The Bible tells us in Genesis 5:4 that Adam lived 800 years after Seth was born, and he begat sons and daughters. Adam and Eve could have produced many children in that 800-year span. And the children that Adam and Eve had would eventually produce children, and they would produce children, etc., and that’s how the human race got started.
In the beginning, the human race was allowed to multiply through close family sexual unions. Parents and children, brothers and sisters, etc., were allowed to have children together in order to expand the human race. In Moses’ time, thousands of years after Adam and Eve, God put an end to this practice (Leviticus 18).
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