Was Eve Created from the Rib of Adam ?

The Creation of Adam and Eve

Although skeptics and unbelievers unreservedly reject God's Word, and others claim that the Genesis accounts are recycled myths, God's Word is truth. If Genesis can be dismissed, then by sheer logic every other book of the Bible can also be discarded. The God Who holds all the waters in the palm of His hand and measures the heavens with the span of His hand is big enough to fashion a man from dirt, or build a woman from the rib of Adam. Genesis states that the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground. (2:7) But God did something different when it came to making a woman.

After God had placed Adam in the garden and gave him a little work to occupy himself, God acknowledged that something wasn't quite right. “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (2:18) God formed animals and birds, brought them before Adam, and had Adam name them. (see Adam Names the Animals) “ But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.”

God knew all along what He would do. He knew it wasn't good for Adam to be alone, and even though Adam had dominion and authority over all God's creation, God had something very beautiful and wonderful in mind for Adam, a companion that would perfectly complement 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 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.” (2:21-23)

God constructed, so to speak, the perfect counterpart for His man, the most exquisite being in the world, a woman. Adam said of her that she is “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh... because she was taken out of Man.” This was not an attempt on Adam's part to be poetic or profound, but a simple yet awesome statement of fact.

No doubt Adam was pleased with God's handiwork. God's original intention and desire was for his man and woman to enjoy life to the fullest, surrounded by flawless beauty, to have a strong marriage with each other and a wholesome relationship with Him. God's archenemy was scheming to destroy this unity, but ultimately, God would triumph.

Written by: Pete Miller