My co-worker and I were talking about a few things and the question came up, how old was Adam when God created him on the 6th day? Come to think about it, I’ve never really thought about it. Now what I’m going to say here is only theory…my theory. I’ve never heard anyone say this and I’ve never “Googled” it up until I talked about it AFTER speaking with my co-worker. This is not a “thus saith the Lord” moment at all. I’m only theorizing about the age of Adam when God created him and put the breathe of life in him. This theory is based on what I already know, connecting some dots and a lot of conjecture.
Now in Genesis 1 it says that God created man on the 6th day. Then again it says God created Adam and it is a closer look to what happened on the 6th day. I believe Genesis 2 just recapitulates Genesis 1. In the first chapter we see a snapshot of the 6th day of creation and chapter 2 gives us a more in depth look into what was going on. There are no two creation scenarios of man and they don’t contradict each other. This is how I interpret Scripture. Another thing I should mention is that the Hebrew word here for both Man and Adam is aw-dawm with them both meaning man in the generic sense i.e. man kind and humanity in general.
“Perhaps the most famous wordplay in the story is the association between “Adam” and “adamah” (Hebrew for “ground” or “earth”) in Gen 2:7. Our closest equivalent is probably evoked by the relationship between English “human” and the Latin humus (“ground” or “earth”), or even “earthling” and “earth.” Regrettably, most English translations do not attempt to capture this etymological association.
In the Garden of Eden story, the name “Adam” is originally not really a name at all. The Hebrew noun adam means “human,” and throughout the Eden narrative it carries the definite article—“the human” (Hebrew, ha-adam). According to Gen 2:7, God fashioned this human out of the “dust” or “soil of the ground” (Hebrew, afar min ha-adamah). Thus this first human is a dirt creature, made of the very stuff that in turn will sustain human life. Given the respective cognates from Assyrian, Ugaritic, and other ancient sources, it is possible that both words are derived from a root signifying redness—red blood in the case of adam and red earth in the case of adamah. But the etymologies of both words remain uncertain.” LINK
With that said, I do believe humanity began with one man, the first Adam and Jesus redeemed creation with the work of the cross and the resurrection becoming the second Adam.
With all of that being needed to say as my disclaimer, I offer a few questions to get you thinking. How old was Adam/man when he was created? Hiw old is the age of accountability? And why is the number 13 looked at as taboo and as a “wicked” number? So let me get started. Most images you have in your mind of Adam being created is the image of a man coming up out of the ground or being formed by the dirt.
This was always my view of the 6th day creation and I think a lot of people have this view and image in there head. I always imagined Adam like say, in his 20’s. Evidently there are theories that Adam was 30 or 33 when created. 30 was being based off of Jesus starting His ministry and Isaac being brought by Abraham to be sacrificed on the Mountains of Moriah.
Some others chose 33 based on the crucifixion of Jesus. I guess both theories do make sense or do they? Now according to Scripture, Jesus was to fulfill the law and other scriptures. We know He fulfilled scriptures based on the High Priest, so wouldn’t he fulfill the life of Adam also. He was the second Adam who was redeeming not only creation but man. He fulfilled all things in regards to His first coming. So how old was Adam/man when he was created? I figure that Adams age wouldn’t be any different when looking at typologies in Scripture. I mean why should it change right? GOD tells us that there is nothing new under the Sun, so why should this be any different.
Let me also add that it’s not a huge deal to know the age of Adam at the time of his creation, just like it’s not a big deal to know who was Cains wife. It is just interesting to know and even speculate on these things. I also want to point out that I believe that the 7 days of creation are 7 literal days. God broke them down in evenings and days and established times and seasons. I don’t believe these days are thousands of years. So we have 7 literal days and then no mention of years or time until Seth was born when Adam was 130 years old. Something you have to consider when reading Scripture is one verse can cover 5 minutes of time or 130 years. You never know from one verse to the next how much actual time has passed not unless of course it says something like “that evening” or “the next morning”. Do you see what I’m saying here? So for example from the rest after the 7th day, we don’t know what event happened at a specific time. We do know that there are a lot of events happening from the 8th day to the 130th year. And I would say that the first 7 days happened in the first year of creation. I think most of us can agree to that.
So if Jesus was to fulfill what the first Adam had done, it needed to be exact. We know Jesus was born by God through a woman who was of the bloodline of the first man, Adam. So in my opinion, Adam was created as a full term baby from the dust of the ground. Hard to imagine? Well in my opinion it is hard to imagine that Adam (and I will use Adam when talking about the first man so there is no confusion) was created by God as a 15, 20 or even 30 year old man. God has a order and I suspect that His order and the way things were done were not by accident and were intentional. I believe Adam was created (“born”) and formed from the dust of the ground as a 9 month full term baby.
I also want to point out that Lucifer wants to invert anything and everything that God creates and does. He had gotten the people in different ancient civilizations (even our modern times) to worship not only the stars but the creation itself. He even got them to worship the earth through Gaia worship and to call her “mother earth”. I think there was a reason behind all of this.
Adam was created from the dust of the ground and he was a baby. Now when I was speaking to my co-worker about this, I kept having a vision in my head of the cartoon The Jungle Nook.
Mowgli was raised by the animals in the jungle that he played with and spoke to. He was put in a trance ny a snake and was almost eaten and the tiger was the protagonist that wanted him dead. Now when I thought of the tiger that lied in wait to try to get Mowgli, it made me think of Genesis 4:6-7 when God was speaking to Cain.
6 So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
I have read from scholars in the past that this was an idiom and it represented how a wild animal (like a tiger to be more specific) crouches down to attack its prey and then pounces on it. The tiger is son that crouches at the door, just waiting. Probably not related to the story of Cain but the Jungle Book had this connection to Adam. “How often do we have our sin “crouching like a tiger” waiting for his prey just on the other side of the door of temptation? God told Cain, “you must master it.” We also must master our own temptations. We can master temptations by submitting to God and resist the devil.”
Now I’ve always suspected (and this is just my own opinion based on my own discernment and intuition over the years) that the animals in the garden spoke to Adam. Things were definitely different at creation than they are now. Adam named them, played with them and essentially they were all buddies. It wasn’t until he realized he needed more than just a “pet” and he needed a help mate. And remember, Scripture tells us that GOD (in the form of Jesus) walked with Adam in the cool of the day. He communed with God. And inorder to understand why, Adam was given authority of the entire garden and this garden was a model of the heavenly temple in heaven, as was the tabernacle, 1st and 2nd temples were the copies of the garden of Eden.
Now going back to the movie, I kept seeing Adam as a type of Mowgli. I couldn’t get it out of my head. This children’s movie was how I was envisioning creation after the 7th day of rest. I believe after Adam disobeyed God, everything changed and we are now going back to the garden of Eden, our New Jerusalem, at the second coming and return of Jesus.
Now as far as theorizing goes, I couldn’t begin to tell you when God put Adam to sleep to form woman/Eve. This next part is more theory and conjecture, but it makes sense to me and will explain why woman/Eve may have been formed from Adams rib at or around 12-13 years old. Another thing that I have come to believe over the years is that there is an age of accountability. We see that at a certain age, that there is a sort of coming if age happening. Jews have bar mitzvahs for boys turning 13. Mexicans have quinceras for girls at 15 and in our modern age, this culture has the sweet sixteen. Do you see how liver the years the ages are going up? Now I believe accountability before God happens at 12 to 13. Twelve is the last year a child can do it out of ignorance per say and thirteen they have become accountable for their own actions. Let me also add that puberty is normally around this age. I understand for some it is younger or later but this is a standard age for this taking place.
Since Lucifer loves to ruin and invert everything, I believe the hormones in food and water is as to why kids now go through puberty earlier and earlier. Another demonic inversion by Satan. Now assuming for a second that the age of accountability, and being held accountable for your actions by God is around 13, when did this start and why is it that way? Well, I believe Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil at age 13 and at that fateful moment, they were now naked and they knew it. They were now being held accountable for their actions and were banished from the garden. This is why 13 could get well be a age of accountability. And this could be why 13 is so taboo in every culture. It is a bad omen to some and to others, something to be worshipped. If you research the 13, you will either see how 13 is related to witchcraft and magick in some mysterious way or you will hear the story about how the Knights Templars were killed on a Friday the 13th. I don’t doubt those theories but I don’t think this is where the stigma for the unlucky number 13 came from. There is a reason why even hotels and buildings don’t have 13th floors.
Some even attribute this number to Judas. “Some believe this is unlucky because one of those thirteen, Judas Iscariot, was the betrayer of Jesus Christ. From the 1890s, a number of English language sources relate the “unlucky” thirteen to an idea that at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.” And then you have Friday the 13th. Interestingly enough, according to the Jewish calendar and how they follow the Sabbath you have this. The Sabbath (day of rest) is on the 7th day. Friday is the 6th day which just happens to be the day that man was created. You can take that as you may. One last thing I’ll point out is the signing of Trump declaring the pandemic a National Emergency was on Friday the 13th, 2020. We have seen how all of this has played out.
A few interesting parallels with the Jungle Book and the Bible is that Mowgli was found in a broken boat in a basket that was in the river stuck in the reeds. This reminded me of Moses being found in a basket in the river in the reeds. He would become the bringer of the Law. Mowgli was also deceived by the serpent, as the serpent always wanted to befriend him in order that he could put him in a deep sleep, so that Kaa the snake could eat him.
And then finally, Mowgli longed for his help mate, even as a child, which he found in the end and they lived happily ever after. I hate comparing a cartoon movie to Scripture but it seems someone was also seeing what I am seeing here. And the complete stories of Mowgli has him riding a Ox/Bull with horns. The Bull was attributed to God in the Paleo-Hebrew with Aleph, the first letter of the alphabet describing a strong bull/ox. This is why bull worship became so prevalent and you saw it in Exodus 32 with the golden calf of the Egyptian Apis. Lucifer inverts as much as he can to worship the creation more than the Creator. And remember the curse in Genesis 3? Not only was Adam banned from the presence of God but the ground that he came from was cursed and one day he would return to it. The serpent was cursed above ALL CATTLE and was to be on his belly eating the cursed fust Adam was created from.
So that is my working theory. It is possible that God created man/Adam as a baby, as was Jesus born from a woman as a baby and created by God. Adam was created in the image and likeness of God and then after disobeying the Father, he was reprimanded and from then on, held accountable for his own actions. At that point, 130 years later, you see the order change and Seth was now in the likeness and image of Adam. Adam was then in need of a Saviour and redemption through blood would one day come from the Messiah Jesus. I believe this may be why the age of accountability could possibly be 13.
And one last thing. Something funny happened after I told my wife all of this after work. I got on my computer to look for a Torrent, and this was the first movie listed when I refreshed the page. Mogul Mowgli. A story about a man who had his life changed by an autoimmune disease.
And God brought a deep sleep upon Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. And God formed the rib which he took from Adam into a woman, and brought her to Adam.
And Adam said, “This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. And the two were naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.