Where is Adam and Noah

“We do not see the name of Noah or of Adam in any of the ancient dynasties of Egypt; they are not to be found among the Babylonians and Sumerians. We cannot comprehend how the father of all nations has so long been unknown, not until the time when the Jewish books began to be known in Alexandria and were translated into Greek under one of the Ptolemies.

In the natural course of things Adam’s name should have been carried from mouth to mouth to the farthest corners of the earth. I will venture to affirm that it has required a miracle thus to shut the eyes and ears of all nations – to destroy every monument, every memorial of their first father. What would the Roman philosopher and orator, Cicero, have thought, if a poor Jew, while selling him balm, had said, We are all descended from one father, named Adam.

Cicero would doubtless have inquired about the great monuments, the indisputable testimonies which Noah and his children had left of our common father. After your so-called Deluge, he would have said, the whole world would have resounded with the names of Adam and Noah, one the father, the other the restorer of every race.

These names would have been in every mouth as soon as men could speak, on every parchment as soon as they could write, on the door of every house as soon as they could build, on every temple, on every statue. You mean to tell us that you knew so great a secret, yet concealed it from us? Every people has attributed to itself some imaginary origin, yet none has approached the true one.” – Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary, entry under Adam….Wilfred A. Elders



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6 Responses to Where is Adam and Noah

  1. Anonymous says:

    hey i know this isint related to the article but my christian friends and i have been debating about evolution and i just wondered what is the evolutionist response to mathematics?

    • the word of me says:

      Do we have a response?

      Should we have a response?

    • viddy9 says:

      I don’t see what evolution has to do with mathematics. If they’re arguing that it’s so unlikely, the fact is that there’s literally mountains of evidence in support of it (including observational evidence). Moreover, the fact that we’ve only observed evolution on one planet, when there are many out there, seems to verify that it is unlikely, so they’re simply acknowledging a fact, but it doesn’t do any harm to the fact of evolution itself.

  2. David Evans says:

    Voltaire missed the obvious explanation, that every race except the Jews forgot these names at the same time they forgot their language, in the Tower of Babel episode.

    • the word of me says:

      Sorry Dave there was no ‘Tower of Babel’, that’s all Jewish myth.

      By 15,000 years ago mankind was inhabiting the whole earth (except Antarctica).

      The ‘Tower’ incident was timed at around 2000+- BC (4,000+- years ago) by the churches themselves.

      Hell, there was written language 5100 years ago….slightly later there were many written languages….all different.

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