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Is Genesis 1–11 Historical or Mytho-History?

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Is Genesis 1–11 Historical or Mytho-History?

May 18, 2023
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Questions about whether Genesis 1–11 is historical or mytho-history, why Jesus referenced people “we know never existed” like Adam and Eve, Noah, and Moses, and whether there’s a method by which we can establish which things we can agree to disagree on.

* Is Genesis 1–11 historical or mytho-history, and aren’t there significant theological implications if the Fall as described in the Bible didn’t happen?

* Why did Jesus reference people we know never existed like Adam and Eve, Noah, and Moses?

* Is there a standard method by which we can establish which things we can agree to disagree on and which things we can’t? 

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