Why did god need to take a rib from adam to create a woman? Why not make one?
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
Who said he needed to? That was just the way he *chose* to create woman.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- 1 month ago
You can’t reach his knowledge, creating women from men’s rib, he is making physical connection and attraction between men to women
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
Because He understood the nature of woman to take from the man.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
You know what's inside rib bones? Bone marrow. Full of DNA. Just a wee tweak here and there to the DNA strand and, hey presto! A woman! Ingenious! The creator of DNA used it as a blueprint for all living things, but when it came to man, that was unique. And so was woman.
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- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
There is more than one creation myth regarding women in the Torah. The other one portrays women as being created alongside men, which is where the idea of Lilith comes from.
- Roberta BLv 61 month ago
God did not want to make a new unrelated creature. He wanted for there to a one who is, as Adam said, "bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh." In Hebrew, while man is 'ish, woman is ʼish·shahʹ, meaning "female man" or "man with a womb"
It was God's will to make a woman because what is now the first chapter of Genesis stated:
"26 Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.” 27 And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them. 28 Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many, fill the earth and subdue it,..." Genesus 1:26-28
What we have as the second chapter of Genesis provides details about the creation of the first man and woman, stating that God made the man "from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul (Hebrew, nephesh)."
When God told him to name the animals, Adam saw that the animals that he saw all had mates, but he did not have one. So God, who already knew this, after He saw that Adam recognized that he did not have a mate, He took a rib from Adam's body and made a woman for him. If He did not do this, and just created a woman from the dust, he would not be able to say "“This is at last bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.
This one will be called Woman, because from man she was taken."
God meant for marriage to be a lifelong bond, and their being of the same flesh and bones encouraged that relationship. The later fable about Adam and Lilith makes no sense compared to the wise and lofty goals that God purposed for humans when they love each other and work together and raise children in stable homes. The "two must become one flesh", not rivals, and having that arrangement is far better than the sexual immorality and abandoned children that we see more and more of in this world.
- antoniusLv 71 month ago
Reread Genesis again. This time notice that Eve was not the first woman, Lilia was, and she was made the same way that Adam as made at the same time. But she was smart and said no fckg way am I going to be subservient to that punk man. God could do nothing, and Lilia left and started her own family, and god was left to make Eve for Adam. He named her Eve and said she will be known wo man.
- 1 month ago
TO show how awesome a God he is by how connected man and woman had to be God has his reasons never question that
- PaulLv 71 month ago
It is clearly an allegory, intended to convey truth, but not intended to be taken literally. There are many allegorical sections in the Bible, the most obvious being the parables Jesus used in His teaching - made up stories that were intended to convey certain truths. Many other passages of scripture are allegorical as well.
- keyjonaLv 71 month ago
It's a way saying some humans evolved with wombs so pools of water would no longer be necessary for procreation.