On the "third day" Gen. 1:9-13, the earth is returning to normal conditions after a glaciation. It is also important to note that some form of radiant light would have to be penetrating the atmosphere in order for plant life to resume its chlorophyllous functions and recharge the air with oxygen. Fruit was abundant from the trees which was produced by the earth.
Since modern science can prove that man was on earth for hundreds of thousands of years before the Bible was written. This prompts us to view Genesis as the beginning of a specific type of mankind. Now by switching our thoughts ahead to Genesis Two, we find "there was no man to till the ground" or without enough intelligence to till the ground (Earth Heb. ‘adhamah, ground). Although at this point the LORD God (Jehovah the God of Genesis 2) had not yet created his man.
Is Jehovah’s creation of Adam (from the dust of the ground, whom was given a living soul and then placed in Eden) biblically referenced with Day Three of the creation?
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Garden (Heb. gan, gannah, a covered or hidden place; Gr. kepos), here the old paradise lost by sin, that is to be regained as a new paradise by the people of God Rev. 22:1-5.
It is possible that the remaining biped lichen-eating cavemen who lived through the glaciation lacked the soul of intelligence. The Elohim formed a man from the dust of the ground or took man from the ground, but it does not state in Genesis 1:28 that they breathed the breadth of life into his nostrils.
This was added on 9/27/2001.
Stone Tools, animal bones and an incised mammoth tusk found in the frigid far north of Russia have provided what archaeologists say is the first evidence that modern humans or Neanderthals lived in the Arctic more than 30,000 years ago, at least 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A team of Russian and Norwegian archaeologists ... at the campsite, at Mamontovaya Kurva, on the Usa River at the Arctic Circle, was the "oldest documented evidence for human presence at this high latitude."
Digging in the bed of an old river channel close to the Ural Mountains, Pavel Pavlov of the Russian Academy of Sciences and John Inge Svendsen of the University of Bergen, Norway, uncovered 123 mammal bones including horse, reindeer and wolf.
"The most important find," they said, was a 4-foot mammoth tusk with grooves made by chopping with a sharp stone edge, "unequivocally the work of humans."
The tusk was carbon-dated at about 36,000 years old. Plant remains found among the artifacts were dated at 30,000 to 31,000 years.
Although it is still undetermined whether the deposits may have been placed there from geologic movements from their true place.
The discoverers said they could not determine from the few stone artifacts whether the site was occupied by Neanderthals, hominids who by then had a long history as hunters in Europe and western Asia, or some of the first anatomically modern humans in Europe.
If the toolmakers were Neanderthal, the findings suggested that these human relatives, who became extinct about 30,000 years ago, were more capable and adaptable than they are generally given credit. Living in the Arctic climate presumably required higher levels of technology and social organization.
If they were modern humans, then the surprise is that they had penetrated so far north in such a short time. There has been no firm evidence for modern humans in Europe before 35,000 years ago. It has generally been thought that the northernmost part of Eurasia was not occupied by humans until the final stage of the last ice age, some 13,000 to 14,000 years ago, when the world’s climate began to moderate.
The natural evolution had already populated the earth with a wretched specimen or even still a product of civilizations destroyed by cataclysms.
We know that this is possible by the existence in France of the Lascaux cave paintings which date to 15,000 B.C. representing the fourth day of our zodiacal time frame. The picture by an unknown Prehistoric artist is of a horse about 56 inches long and can be seen in the Illustration in the World Book Encyclopedia under the subject of Painting.
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"The first man appeared about 600,000 years ago from the Lower Paleolithic 600,000 to 100,000 years ago, then the Middle Paleolithic 100,000 to the Upper Paleolithic 35,000 years ago, from which we find the first traces of our possible direct ancestor Homo Sapiens. The glaciers greatly distorted these conditions."
- "The Moon: Outpost for the Gods" Jean Sendy page 13.
The oldest known graves appeared after 35,000 years ago as did the earliest Art at about 30,000 years ago.
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The Elohim create their man in Genesis 1:26-28.
Yahweh in Genesis 2:7 created His man and gave him a soul. Then in Genesis 2:8 Yahweh made a Garden in Eden.
The Kabbala clarifies that the second chapter is the work of the last three days of creation. But there is also a conflict here on a possible two creations of man, that of the Elohim and that of Yahweh. I will not ponder this subject but will leave it as speculation for now.