This came up on the evolution-related thread where many said that Genesis 1-11 is mythical or just an allegory. It seems that some believe Adam was not a real person or that it doesn't matter whether he was or not. So I am asking about these Adams: If Adam was not real, then these verses are deceiving or misleading. Also, we have the geneology of Christ in Luke 3 to deal with: If Adam isn't real, is Seth real? Is Enosh real? Is Jared real? Did Jesus have an unreal ancestor? How about the others named starting in verse 23 and going through the last verse of 38? Amos? Nahum? Zerubbabel? How do you determine, if you think Genesis is an allegory, who is real and who isn't? Strange that God would include an unreal person along with real people.