On Alice’s Anthropology facebook page a member asked “Were Adam and Eve Homo Sapiens”. I thought her answer was most profound and wanted to bring it here for discussion.
@Alice_Linsley Yes. Biblical Adam and Eve were fully human though not the first people on Earth. They are the first parents of the lineages that become known as Hebrew priests, rulers, prophets, and of Jesus Messiah. The historical Adam is the founder of the lines of ruler-priests who were known in the ancient world as 'Apiru or Habiru (Hebrew). This places Adam in relatively recent history. Genesis is not so much about human origins as it is about the origin of the Messianic Faith.