People say that a dog is a man’s best friend, but when God sets out to create a partner for Adam, he rejects all the animals in the world, even the dogs. It’s a good thing too, because then God creates the woman.
The creation of the woman is what we are looking at today as we consider Genesis 2:20-23, the Beauty and the Beasts.
The Text of Genesis 2:20-23
So Adam gave names to all the cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
In this discussion of Genesis 2:20-23 we look at:
- Why the woman is not inferior to the man, even though she is a “helper”
- Why God first brings animals to Adam, even though God knows Adam needs a woman.
- Why the “rib” was not a rib.
- What it meant for God to put Adam into a deep sleep.
- How men and Women are equal, side-by-side partners in life.
- Boners in the Bible
- Zevit, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden
- Walton, Lost World of Adam and Eve
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