Race Fact #31: The ‘race’ of Adam and Eve

“Adam and Eve are not Hebrews or Egyptians or Canaanites.  It is incorrect for the White Church to view them as White or for the Black Church to view them as Black.  Their ‘race’ is not identifiable; they are neither Negroid nor Caucasian, nor even Semitic.  They become the mother and father of all peoples. … Adam and Eve as well as Noah are non- ethnic and non- national.  They represent all people not some people.”

~ J. Daniel Hays, From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race, p. 47-48

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