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Q: Did Adam name all the animals in one day?
A: We always need to read carefully and not add our own ideas into the Bible. For example, some people claim that Adam couldn’t have possibly named all the living creatures in one day, so they think the creation of Eve, which occurred after this event, had to take place later.
However, Genesis 2:20 says, “Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field.” It doesn’t say anything about his naming sea creatures or creeping things.
Also, “all cattle,” and “every beast of the field” (Genesis 2:20) may not mean the same thing as every “beast of the earth” (Genesis 1:24); it was probably a smaller set that represented all types of beasts of the earth.
Adam only named the animals God brought to him, and besides, he had most of the day to do it. Before the Fall, Adam’s brain was perfect, so he shouldn’t have had problems coming up with names. It has been estimated that only a few hours would be needed to name the animals.
Continue reading to learn about another supposed Bible contradiction regarding the creation of Eve.
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Creation Museum on TV: “God’s Word echoes around the hall,” says journalist David Brill as he tours the Creation Museum with his Australian film crew. His work aired this week on Dateline, a program on Australia’s SBS ONE television, and is available for viewing online. Read more.
The Patio Tomb: The team that popularized claims associating the 1980 “Garden Tomb” discovery with Jesus Christ has book sales soaring with tales of a nearby “Patio Tomb.” The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity, quickly became the top-selling religious book at Amazon.com. Read more.
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