WHO TAUGHT ADAM TO SPEAK?
It is taken for granted that the first man, being half-ape, ‘spoke’ by copying them. Research shows that such grunts and cries cannot “evolve” into cultured speech.
Perhaps, then, speech is instinctive, since there is no people, however primitive, without a language. Yet unless spoken to, one does not learn to speak – as demonstrated by feral (wild) children and deaf-mutes. So who spoke to Adam to teach him?
Apart from revelation, the origin of language is a mystery. The first two chapters of Genesis not only tell us who spoke first and how He taught the first man, but the implications of the necessity of this unique faculty in terms of his humanity and the purpose of his very creation are profound.