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Well I think I understand why a community is more believable, but Genesis doesn't say that Adam and Eve were an entire community. It says that Eve was the mother of every person ever born. If Eve wasn't the mother of all the living then the story it could be that Adam was all the men and Eve was all the women; and they might have all been one big orgy.donnann said:All the animals were in pairs too. Thats why in the story of noah god told noah that there were pairs of animals one male and one female of each kind. However I believe there were pairs of each kind not just one pair of each just like I believe there was a whole human community and not just one pair of human beings to begin with.
I don't disagree with you completely. I think that the idea of multiple wives per man was from early times considered to be a necessary evil, and I think that eventually it was outlawed when it was no longer seen to be necessary. Even in modern times you have the occasional polygamist community which tries to argue that polygamy solves certain problems. It can solve certain problems but also causes certain evils and its just not necessary anymore. Hence it is outlawed.