Hannah and Je together

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Giant Adam

Couple weeks ago, I met a guy who said Adam was giant, probably over 20 feet.  I was curious why he was saying that because he said he has biblical evidence.

The Bible he showed me was Genesis 2:15, and it was like: “The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.”  He said that to watch something over it, you must be taller than those things.  And Garden of Eden was full of trees, so Adam must be at least over 20 feet tall.

I was just like frozen, not knowing how to respond at first.  That part “watch over” in Hebrew Bible or Bible in original language is לעבדה whose meaning is “to serve it.”

Wow.  That is one good example what happens when you do not know the original language and try to interprete something too hard.  I do know that original language does NOT guarantee you the correct interpretation, but it may reduce the absurd mistakes.

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