I was given a copy of Genesis 2: King James Bible to read for a class. I don't know if it's the entire genesis 2; I have no knowledge of how the bible works. Anyways, the professor said to "Give it a close read." Most of this is pretty straight forward, albeit somewhat challenging to decipher the out-of-order English. My question is regarding the formation of the woman.
My understanding is that god removed a rib from Adam, and somehow a woman was formed. Can somebody elaborate a bit on how the woman was actually formed? Why did god remove the rib from Adam to do this, when he could have easily created woman from the dust of the ground and breath life into her nostrils?
The final line of the chapter says: "and they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." Did god figure that because they came from the same body, they would have no reason to be ashamed of having sex, and so would propagate the species?
And, the fact that they came from the same body would make the man more inclined to leave the nest and move out of mom and dad's place. Then, he would "Cling to his wife".
Lastly, where does "wo" come in, when taken in context of the word "woman"? It says "she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man." How does that work? It wouldn't occur me to add "wo" as a prefix.
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