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How many children did Adam have?


Genesis 5:3 - 5

ESV - 3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4 The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 22 2014 Mini khadka biswa

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Mini Jennifer Henkel Bible/History Middle School Teacher, Lover of the OT!
We have no way of knowing, but with a lifespan of 930 years, it could have been hundreds!

Cain (and others) would have had to marry a sister or niece, since there was only one family. Come to think of it, there is STILL only one family of humans!;-)

January 24 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Johnnatta Giles Spirit Filled Christian
It is hard to tell. From what I know there was Cain and Abel and then Seth Genesis 5:1 Then it says Adam had other sons and daughters. It doesn't not mention anyone after Seth becasue then it goes into Seth"s children

January 23 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Genesis 4:17 says that Cain married a woman after slaying his brother Abel. And so we know he probably married [one of] his sister[s]. Now we know that Adam and Eve had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. They were Cain, Abel, Seth, and 1 unnamed daughter.

Then consider Genesis 5:4 ESV:

"The days of Adam after he [Adam] fathered Seth were 800 years, and he [Adam] had other sons and daughters." Therefore, according to Scripture, Adam and Eve’s family consisted of sons Cain, Abel and Seth, plus a minimum of 2 other sons and 2 daughters, giving a total of 7 children.

October 24 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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