Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
You don't seem to have thought this through very well, so here's a thought experiment. Presumably Native Americans had names for animals that were unknown to European settlers. Just because those settlers "discovered" and "named" the animals, doesn't mean that the Native Americans hadn't named them. So too for Adam..
Thanks, ToO. That's exactly what I mean.
My question then relates to what, exactly, animals did Adam name? Presumably all the animals that were present in the Garden of Eden. What were these? The animals of the Old World?
But it clearly says that God took ALL the animals to Adam, and he named them. But this could NOT have been ALL the animals, so this passage should not be taken too literally.
And, of course, there is then a link to the animals that were taken into the Ark, not so?