Genealogy of Adam

black a&eAnd Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.” And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD. (Gen 4:25-26 NKJ)

Probably like most people you skip over the genealogies that are found in the Bible but they do serve a purpose in marking the progression of a family or race over time.  For Adam, Abel was dead; Cain had been sent off to wander the earth by God and so Adam and Eve have another son Seth. Luke thought this was important because he traces the lineage of Jesus through Seth to Adam.

These days’ people want to know about their family.  My 5th Great-grandfather was born in Al Buhayrat, Sudan, Africa in AD. 1740.  Why he was born there, I don’t know yet, but it probably has something to do with the Egyptian campaign of the British army. What does this mean, well perhaps it shows something about who we are or why we do certain things and like certain music or food?  More importantly, it could take us right back to the garden.

National Geographic, through their Geno Project, tested and are still testing the DNA of thousands of people, the DNA is the genetic footprint of a person.  They discovered the migration patterns of all these people.  Over the thousands of years’ families had migrated all over, but that found that everyone went back to a single tribe in Africa 60,000 years ago. I love it when science proves God right. So don’t be too negative when you read those genealogies, you might be related.

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About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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