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You’re ribbing me (09/26/2004)
From: Jamie Smith


Was Eve made from Adam's rib? This appears to be another unsupportable idea foisted upon the Christian faith. What really happened will fill you with wonder at God's genius.

Wanting to convey the word "rib", God would have used the Hebrew equivalent of the Chaldee "ala" used in Dan. 7:5. Instead, in Gen. 2:21-22, He used the Hebrew "tsela" which means "a hollow angular vault" or "tapered cell". In this case its usage would be "organ". The same word is used for the side rooms in the millennial temple (Ez. 41:5-26). Check its usage in Scripture and you will see that God never defined "tsela" as a rib.

Adam had no complement (Gen. 2:20). So God took the hollow angular organ (wrongly translated as "rib" in the KJV) from Adam and formed Eve from it.

Gen. 2:21-22:

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs (tsela - hollow angular organ), and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib (tsela), which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman (KJV)

Upon awakening, Adam knew something was missing (v. 23). He was lacking something. What was it? What hollow angular organ do women have that men do not? Women have a uterus. Could that be it?

Yes, Adam had it all! Now Eve had his uterus along with much of his sensitivity, grace, understanding and most of his good looks. Now we can better understand what it means when husband and wife become one. We can also better understand why men are different from women.

Adam longed for Eve. That is why Adam voluntarily partook of Eve's sin and left the garden. He needed to be with Eve. She completed him. Adam was a type of Christ. Adam's act of identifying with Eve, contrary to popular doctrine, was Christ like. He saved her.

The Last Adam (Christ) longs for His complement. Eph. 1:22-23 refers to the body of Christ as "the complement of the One completing all in all" (CVB). He is not complete in Himself. He voluntarily participated in the sin of the cross and was forsaken by the Father in order to bring back His complement that had been chosen in Him before the disruption of the world (Eph. 1:3-4).

For the male readers: Look beneath your frank and beans where your legs meet. You will see a scar running front to back as a permanent reminder of the surgery God performed on Adam. He put the scar in our genetic code. I wonder why He left us with the nipples. 


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