Over the next few weeks or months I will be doing some reading on the “historicity” of Adam. I have chosen two dialog partners: C. John Collins through his book Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who They Were and Why You Should Care and Peter Enns through his book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins. I know there are other books available, but I wanted to maintain focus so I picked two works of medium length that promote opposing positions—at least I think they do. Collins defends the historicity of Adam (and Eve) and Enns does not.  I know these two share a high view of Scripture which matters to me as an evangelical.

Now that I have completed John H. Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One it is time to move from the doctrine of creation to its more precise anthropological sub-category.