Asked in Adam and Eve
How is it that when Adam and Eve were cast out of Eden there were other people living in nearby villages?
If you read the account, there was no mention of people living in nearby villages mentioned. At the time that Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden, they were the only humans living on earth. There is no mention of any other humans until Genesis 4:1 where Eve became pregnant and gave birth t their first son, Cain. This was after they had been cast out of the garden in Genesis chapter 3. There weren't "other people living in nearby villages" Adam & Eve were the first two humans created, then the scriptures tell us they had "sons & daughters", when Cain was sent into banishment he took along with him one of his sisters or cousins.