The Bible offers no direct clue on Adam’s height but experts around the world have estimated it based on certain passages. In the book of Genesis 2:7, it is mentioned that God formed man from the dust of the ground, though this leaves us with little to work with.
A few scholars have estimated Adam’s height based on anthropology and other explanations from the Bible as well. It is believed that Adam would have been around 5.5 to 6 feet tall since most inhabitants of the Middle East in the period were in that range.
Some have argued that Adam couldn’t have been as tall as 6 feet since the average height was closer to 5 and a half feet. But the Bible does mention that other large figures such as King Solomon were considerably tall and it could be argued that Adam may have been taller than the average.
John Harwood, an anthropologist and author, believes that Adam would have been around 6 feet tall—or taller. He believes that modern humans are much taller than our ancestors were so it is possible that Adam was even taller than the average height of that time.
While we may never know Adam’s exact height, it is believed that he would have been a few inches taller than 6 feet. After all, it said in the book of Genesis 2:7, that God formed man from the dust of the ground. That suggests that he would have had some of God’s divine power in him, meaning that he was likely to have been taller.
For now, we can only speculate on Adam’s height, with most estimates ranging from 5.5 to 6 feet. But until we find out for sure, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists around the world will continue trying to make sense out of the ancient text in order to get closer to the truth.