Easy enough – if you understand that myth doesn’t equal Zeus. And if you can except that storytelling is inspired, whether literal or not.
Frankly, while studying the history of the presentation of the beginning of the monarchy, it appeared to me that their is an deeper connection between this period in history and the story of Adam and Eve. We already know that the creation stories of Genesis 1 and 2 are different. Why, then, would we not accept that the story of Israel begins here?
Jason is pondering –
Peter Enns has answered.
Alright – is Jesus is said to be Israel (read Isaiah and Hosea and the application of specifically intentioned passages about Israel redirected to Christ) then why isn’t Paul doing saying that about Adam too? Jesus represents Israel. So does Adam.