259: Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? with Dr. Jack Collins

The questions about the historicity and legitimacy of Adam and Eve are important ones, with serious theological ramifications directly impacting how we view sin, sin nature, and the Gospel.

In this episode, Kenny interviews the world-renowned author and Bible scholar Dr. Jack Collins, wherein he tackles the question, “Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?”

C. John “Jack” Collins is Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and was a Senior Research Fellow for The Creation Project. He served as the Old Testament Chairman for the English Standard Version (ESV) translation of the Bible, he worked on the ESV's Old Testament translation team helping to translate the Scriptures from Hebrew to English, and he has authored (or co-authored) several books on a variety of Bible topics.

Before diving into the world of Bible scholarship, Dr. Collins had a science background. He earned a BS (computer science) and a MS (systems engineering), both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After that, he earned an M.Div. from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary and a Ph.D. in Biblical Hebrew linguistics from the School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool.


Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care (by Dr. C. John Collins)

Creation Debate: Dr. Albert Mohler and Dr. Jack Collins [Video]

ESV Study Bible

Reading Genesis Well: Navigating History, Poetry, Science, and Truth in Genesis 1-11 (by Dr. C. John Collins)

Four Views on the Historical Adam (multiple contributors, including Dr. C. John Collins)

Dr. Collins' Contributions at “Sapientia” [Blog Articles]