What if Adam isn't really about the very first man? But the very first man that was put in Eden and got contact with God.
I believe this.
The bible talks about other people...
Genesis 4, This is while Adam and Eve had only had two children, Cain and Abel, also Adam and Eve were living at the base on the mountain of Eden.
14"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me
Who are these people Cain is afraid of?
16Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
Nod? Who is this Nod? Also, we see here that Cain moved away from Adam and Eve, so he wasn't afraid then it was them who would kill him, then again whom was he afraid of?
17Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
18Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael became the father of Methushael, and Methushael became the father of Lamech.
19Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
Who are these womens parents...not Adam and Eve? Also where did Cain find a wife? The only answer that can be surmised from scripture is from the land of Nod.
It was quite clear that there were others walking the planet. These occurances are far from few!
Now, is the bible historically accurate, Yes.
The bible doesn't claim to contain the creation of the universe as it is preached, but what it claims is how the "living people" were started. It is also the history of those people. The people with the spirit of God whom became Living beings."
Genesis 2:Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 8 The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.