I've come to understand the beginning chapters of Genesis to be literary, and thus has caused me to rethink a lot of things. A friend asked me about the geneologies and I'm not totally sure what that means I guess in regards to the historicity of Adam. I know there are many different views on that, some affirm his existence while others affirm his literariness. For the latter, how does one deal with Luke's genealogy of Jesus that goes back to Adam? My thought is that well they could've believed that the genealogy went back to Adam since the creation narrative was a part of their cultural beginnings. But does that answer really suffice? I guess it's kind of like a person saying they are the descendants of the first human pair, Adam and Eve, who were made from divine breath and dust. That's a core tenant of mainstream Christian thought (because obviously of a different hermeneutical approach) but technically, according to us (EC), that's not the case. The claim of origins from solely Adam & Eve is from a traditional faith understandings rather than like a DNA kit from Ancestry lol. Thoughts about Luke's genealogy?