Adam and His Kin: The Lost History of Their Lives and Times


Drawing on linguistics, archeology, astronomy, the Bible, and other history, Dr. Ruth Beechick writes an enlightening and entertaining history of Adam and his offspring.
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Drawing on linguistics, archeology, astronomy, the Bible, and other history, Dr. Ruth Beechick writes an enlightening and entertaining history of Adam and his offspring.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780940319073
  • Publisher: Mott Media
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 710,670
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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    Posted July 10, 2011

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    When we were kids and in our first year of being homeschooled, Mom read to us this book while we worked on our homework. I found it highly interesting then, and was curious to reread it to catch things I might not have when I was 12. Reading the Preface to Ruth Beechick's work is essential, as she explains the method in which she wrote it. Adam and His Kin recounts the story of Genesis in a biblical way, but fictionalizes it in novel-form. The facts of the Bible are accepted literally, but she also allows her imagination to take flight between the lines. For ex., how the earth may have looked before the flood; what Shem, Ham, and Japheth did at the funeral of their father, Noah; did Shem visit Abram? etc. This book should not be read as the Bible, of course. But it is quite interesting to read the Genesis story as historical fiction. Not everyone will agree with the details she has included in her book, such as scientific theories about how the Flood was caused, the canopy of water over the earth, the Nephilim, etc., and Beechick admits that much of what she has filled in with her imagination is speculation, and is not yet agreed upon among Creation scientists. But there comes a point when prefacing every sentence with "maybe" is burdensome on the flow of storytelling, and this is what the author wanted to do: tell the story of our early ancestors. For all it's historical fiction style, it also seemed to give the familiar Bible stories a history book feel. It is definitely thought-provoking. Most interesting is how the Book of Genesis was written. It had never occurred to me that we actually have something written to us by Adam, our first ancestor [see Gen. 2:4- 5:1]! The first time I heard this read to me, the ideas raised were things I'd never thought of or heard before. But by the time I delved into it again, I had read many speculations, studies in archaeology, and scientific discoveries that caused Beechick's work to not be so "new" anymore. This book will be more interesting to the those who are not so familiar with all the science revolving around 'the Gospel in the Stars', Sumerian mythology, Flood science, and the Table of Nations. The book is sort of written to younger audiences, but adults can get great enjoyment and education out of it, just the same.

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