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"Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy."

2 Nephi 2:25
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Adam and Eve Leaving the Garden of Eden, by Joseph Brickey

Questions and Answers about
Adam and Eve


1. What language did Adam & Eve speak? How did they learn it?

We know from modern day revelation that God taught Adam, and that he kept a book of remembrance. The language was called the "Adamic" language, and was continued to be used until God confounded and scrambled the languages at the tower of Babel.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote, "In the beginning God gave Adam a language that was pure, perfect, and undefiled. This Adamic language, now unknown, was far superior to any tongue which is presently extant. The beauty and power of this Adamic language is indicated by a statement made by Moroni to the Lord about the Brother of Jared (who spoke the original and pure language): 'Thou madest him that the things which he wrote were mighty even as thou art unto the overpowering of man to read them.'"
Some words in Adamic were revealed to Joseph Smith. For example, Adam-ondi-Ahman means "the place or land of God where Adam dwelt".

2. Did Adam (or Eve) have a belly button?

"Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?" "Why do drive up ATM's have instructions in braille?"..... WHO CARES!

What matters isn't whether or not Adam or Eve had a belly button. What does matter is their actual existence and reality. Thanks to scripture and modern day revelation, we know they did.

3. Since the Bible doesn't say that God created other females except Eve (in the Garden of Eden), Cain and Seth married their own sisters? (And where did they come from?)

The Book of Moses reveals that Cain and Abel were not Adam and Eve's first kids. They had several children long before. Cain, actually, married one of his nieces. (Moses 5:28) We still don't know who Seth married. It could have been a sister, niece, or cousin. This is one of those times when using common sense works just as good as the written word.

4. What race was Adam & Eve?

What race were they -- the human race. *wink*

5. Did the dinosaurs who lived on earth for more than 200 million years, come before Adam & Eve, or after?

Dinosaurs would have come before Adam and Eve. Genesis says that animals were placed on the Earth on the 5th day of the creative period, and Adam came on the 6th. As for when they died out is still a matter of speculation. My theory is that the dinosaurs could have died out as a result of the Flood. It's hard to fit a tyrannosaurus on an Ark. My theory is supported by a scientist named, Dr. Edwin Colbert. He stated in his book "Men and Dinosaurs" that, "There can be no doubt about it. All of the dinosaurs, along with various other ... reptiles, became extinct. Not one of them survived, as is ample proved by the fact that during almost a century and a half of paleontological exploration, the wide world over, no trace of dinosaur bone or tooth has ever been found in post-Cretaceous rocks, not even in the earliest of them."

He goes on to say that the dinosaurs could have been buried "in deep deposits of mud brought in by flooding waters after a heavy rain."

The truth is that no one really knows for sure how the dinos died. Scientists and theologians have their theories. I like what Elder James E. Talmage wrote about the account in Genesis. "The opening chapters of Genesis, and scriptures related thereto, were never intended as a textbook of geology, archeology, earth-science, or man-science."