When it comes to biblical stories, it can be puzzling to know how accurate the accounts are. One mysterious question that is often asked is, “How tall was Adam in the Bible?” Unfortunately, there is no direct answer found within the pages of the Bible. However, there are some clues that can help us understand the approximate height of the first man of Earth.
Genesis 1:26-27 – Elohim Creates Man
In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, we find that God himself creates the first man of Earth. When God declares that man should have dominion over all of the animals, it can be assumed that he is much larger than them, inferring an average height. However, the Bible does not officially specify an exact height for Adam. In verse 26-27, it says: “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” and God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
Genesis 5:3 and 5:5 – The Average Longevity of Man
Further in the Bible, we can find an indication of what the average height of a man was by reading Genesis 5:3 and 5:5. Here we see that Adam lived for 930 years on Earth, and his son Seth was 162 when he died. This suggests that an average man in those days may have lived for about that length of time and of an approximate height. It is not a definitive answer as to how tall Adam was, but it does provide us with some clues.
The Tallest Man in Ancient History
Interestingly, the tallest man in recorded history during the time of Adam lived just a few generations later. This was Goliath, a Philistine giant mentioned in 1 Samuel 17:4, who was said to stand at a whopping 9 feet, 9 inches tall. Therefore, it seems reasonable to assume that Adam may have lived to a little shorter stature than Goliath. Even if we cannot precisely determine Adam’s height, we can still get an estimate of how tall he was compared to the other men of his day.
In conclusion, the exact height of Adam in the Bible is not stated, but we can make good guesses based on clues from scripture. It is likely that Adam was somewhere around the average height of the men of his time, probably a little shorter than Goliath, the tallest man of ancient history. It is interesting to note that, regardless of stature, Adam became the father of all creation. He wasn’t chosen for his size, but for his obedience to God.
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