Adam: Man, Myth, or Metaphor?

Excerpt from new Zondervan book

William Barrick November 18, 2013




Man_Myth_INWhy do evangelicals question the historical existence of Adam? What motivates their thinking?

In this excerpt from Zondervan’s Four Views on the Historical Adam, William Barrick summarizes three common arguments about evolution, ancient Near Eastern myths, and literary genre.

“In my view Adam is the originating head of the entire race,” Barrick says. “Adam’s historicity is foundational to a number of Bible doctrines and is related to the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture.”