interact with each other. For example, sharp teeth
and claws have always been part of creation, but
they were used differently before the Fall, like how
the panda still uses its sharp teeth and claws to eat
bamboo plants. Remember, all living things ate
only plants prior to the Fall, but now, due to the
Fall, some animals eat other animals.
Dig a bit deeper: Genesis 1: 29–31, Genesis 3: 17–19
Did Adam really name all the animals we see
The Bible says Adam only named some of the
animals God created. Genesis 2 tells us that Adam
named the “livestock”—animals useful to people,
like sheep and oxen are today. He also named “the
birds of the heavens”. Then he named “every beast
of the field”—perhaps those land animals that we
would later describe as ‘wild’. Because this was only
a small part of what God created (no plants, insects,
or sea creatures), it wouldn’t have taken Adam long.
And he only named representatives of kinds, not of
species. So he would have named the cat kind, not
lions, tigers, and cheetahs individually (which did
not yet exist).
Dig deeper: Genesis 2: 19–20
Could Noah fit all the kinds on the Ark?
Noah took one pair of each kind of land animal
on the Ark, and seven pairs of the ‘clean’ animals.
Because he took a pair of each kind, and not of each
species, there was more than enough room on the
Ark for all the animals that needed to be on board.
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