Evolution and humans: interbreeding (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, August 23, 2018, 15:28 (877 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

Tony: Going to toss on my biblical hat for a moment and say, if the Bible's explanation for neanderthal origins are true, then the original neanderthal was literally brother to a human. It also indicates an immediate geographic situation, and population separation for some time after, then foretells a mingling of the two later.

David: I think they are a form of human; they certainly had aesthetics ,but perhaps not as bright as we are. Can you see a direct reference in the Bible?

Tony: Genesis 25:24-25, particularly verse 25.

24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.

In chapter 26:34 Esau takes to normal wives.
In 27:11

Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. "

In 27:16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.
How hairy would Esau had to be in order for them to need goatskins to replicate the feel of him?

In 27:39-40

His father Isaac answered him,

“Your dwelling will be
away from the earth’s richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.

Perhaps a reference to cave dwelling.

40 You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,
you will throw his yoke
from off your neck.”

A hunter/warrior society. He bred with Hittites while is brother was instructed to look elsewhere. So there would have been some genetic separation in the immediately following generation, most tellingly, the mitochondrial DNA that comes from the mother.

I acknowledge this as sketch evidence at best, but it is the closest I have ever seen to a historical record of Hairy Man

I knew the Esau Jacob story as a kid in Sunday School. It does offer a fit.

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