Paul Bruggink and I have been discussing whether or not the Apostle Paul would have even ponder the possibility that Adam and Eve were figurative and not literal people. I have read a little of Josephus and if I recall he used literal human language. I have not read Philo so maybe he would be one to use figurative language? Paul has suggested that he has read where an author argued that educated Jews of that period may very well have interpreted Adam figuratively but he could not recall where such an argument could be found so I thought I would ask here.

Does anyone know of any Jewish literature from the Second Temple era or early thereafter that interpreted Adam as a figurative human rather than a literal one?