21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23And 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.’
24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
I have read much as to why woman was created from the rib of man rather than from the dust of the earth as Adam was made. There is much significance in this.
First and foremost, woman being born of man ensured that the man would have more feeling for the woman than had she been born of the earth as he had been. This instills a closer bond between the man and the woman. The woman being bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. What man could not love his own self? And Eve was in effect Adam in the form of a woman.
Eve being created of Adams rib is quite similar to what we know as cloning. Cloning as we know it would have produced another man. So God took the rib of Adam and used that to create a unique being, not a clone. He created a woman. A companion for Adam. To be at his side. Symbolism intended. To be his helpmate. To be his other half. To be the bearer of his children.
But why the rib?
Medical science has known for quite some time that if you remove the rib from the body and leave the membrane surrounding the rib intact, the rib will regenerate, and if done properly will grow back completely. The rib is the only bone in the body that can regenerate in such a fashion.
If man has discovered this do you not think that the creator of man would have known this? How many thousands of years did it take for man to learn that which is more than lkely common knowledge to God? And yet science wants to tell me how I was made? Science wants to tell me I should take man made poisons into my body and call it medicine? And yet I digress.
The rib was used because it has the ability to regenerate therefore leaving the man whole and complete. God would not have left Adam with a missing rib. God did not change the DNA of man which would have been necessary in order for him to have one less rib than he had originally. The life is in the blood. And everything necessary to have created a new person, a woman, is present in the marrow of the bone.
So it needed to be a bone which God chose to create the woman. And as discussed, the rib is the only bone which can regenerate itself. We should never question the wisdom of God. The greatest wisdom of man (science) is as folly compared to the wisdom of God. God takes things for granted which we have absolutely no knowledge of. We can not fathom the workings of the vast majority of things in this galaxy much less the universe or the things we can not even see. So how could we question the validity of the choice of using Adams rib to create Eve?
Addressing the falacy of the missing rib.
As you should now understand, Adams rib would have regenerated itself. God did not create anything less than perfection. Adam being the creation of God, made from the very dust of the earth, would have been perfect. The purest, most perfect man to ever walk the earth. Every man since has been a diluted subset of Adam if you will. Never quite as perfect.
There are those who believe that men are missing a rib. This is just rediculous. Anyone with any medical knowledge at all or with any background in human anatomy (anatomy 101) can tell you that we all have 12 ribs. God used Adams rib, ripe with the DNA and life’s blood of Adam to create the woman. Adam’s DNA was not altered to exclude a rib from a man. God merely took a rib from Adams side and utilized that which was within him already to create the woman. For within every man there is everything needed to create a woman or a man. It is the male sperm which decides the gender of a child born of woman.
The original law of attraction.
Woman being born of man instilled within each a natural and ongoing attraction for the opposite sex. This is not only natural, but ensures the proliferation of the species. It creates an attraction strong enough to pull a man away from his parents.
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
When a man and woman become intimate with one another, they become as one. They bond in the most intimate fashion. Their body chemistry intermingles. Reactions occur which I believe are beyond our current science to comprehend.
Their bond when nurtured through their relation with God goes much deeper than anyone could possibly realize. Adam and Eve were humanity in it’s purest form. They were unafraid and unashamed. They had no reason to feel fear or shame. They knew no evil or wickedness. They were as innocent as children. There were no big brothers or sisters or parents to teach them right or wrong. There was only God… and Lucifer.
Why Lucifer was let loose in the Garden is beyond me. But then that is food for thought for another time. Please do leave your comments, whether in support of or against my commentary.
Let me know what your take is on these verses. Till next week…