Was the creation account found in Genesis just another ancient myth?
No, the creation account was written as a historical fact that happened in real time and space. How can we be sure of this? The fact that Genesis does not use mythical poetic language that was very common in ancient literature. Genesis reads like history and it is easy to tell the difference between the wording of myths and the word choices and style of writing of actual history. In the writings of ancient creation myths, we find thoughts that are vague; example: how the seasons work out rather than how the heavens and earth were made, as Genesis states. The New Testament verifies the Genesis creation as history.
For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived,
it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
1 Timothy 3:13-14
Jesus knew that Genesis was real history.
“ Haven’t you read”, He replied, “ that at the beginning the Creator made them
male and female, and said, for this reason a man will leave his father and
mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
Wait, you say, these are ancient people; they are too stupid to know the difference between history and myth. Not true, Paul wrote a letter to Timothy and warned him about myths.
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales, rather, train
yourself to be godly.
1 Timothy 4:7
The next question is… was Adam a real person or fictional character made up to help us know when modern humans came on the scene? Answer: Adam was a real person in history and was in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
…the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, the son of
Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam…
You don’t put a fictional character in a genealogy. Plus, every time Adam is spoken of in the New Testament he is referred to as a real person.