Updated: Feb 6
The Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.”
Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.
This is an optional Old Testament selection from the Episcopal Lectionary for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 2018. In the numbering system that lists each Sunday in an ordinal fashion, this Sunday is referred to as Proper 22. If chosen, it will next be read aloud in an Episcopal church by a reader on Sunday October 7, 2018. It is important because it tells of the DNA that makes a man differ from a woman. It is the x-factor of the sex chromosome. That is Adam’s rib.
God would not really need a scapel.
I have written about this at other times, on other sites. One has to see through the metaphor to understand that Holy Scripture perfectly understood modern concepts, well before man crawled out of a cave and started thinking it knew some stuff. The discovery of genetics and the inner workings of living creatures is like kindergarten coloring exercises to God.
The painting of a picture, by Moses and the oral dictation of the Creation, is in simple terms that projects a much deeper meaning. The rib “taken from the man,” such that God “made into a woman” is the X chromosome, of the gene said to be the sex gene. A man has a sex gene that is “x, y,” while a woman has a sex gene that is “x, x.”
This makes the Y chromosome the factor that determines “maleness.” The absence of a Y chromosome is then the non-factor that determines “femaleness.” Therefore, in the story told in Genesis, God split Adam’s DNA and then duplicated the X chromosome, splicing them together to make Adam’s “x, y” sex gene be implanted in the flesh that would be the wife, having an “x, x” sex gene.
This is then the most obvious meaning of “Adam’s rib.” I doubt anyone can argue the validity of that metaphor. Modern biological science has made this awareness be possible. So much so that it is now plain and simple. However, what is harder to see is the special aspect of Adam and wife, as they were not common human beings that were rooting in the mud of the earth, barely higher than the animals they hid from and hunted.
Adam was the Son of God. He was formed by the hand of God from earthly materials (including the DNA formed by God’s hand) and was a god. Adam, at the time of this reading, was immortal. He was like a Greek hero, as the union of God and physical flesh. God (through the elohim, or “gods”) had already created males and females in their likeness.
They were hairy, barely erect creatures that used to be called cavemen and cavewomen. They had been given dominion over the animals. Therefore, all creatures created by God also had DNA, which was specific to their breed of animal (“breed” being the natural reproductive mixing of DNA materials); and those lesser creatures all had much shorter lifespans, as souls temporarily existing on the earthly plane as life breathing creatures (humans included).
This divine state of being in Adam is then told in his being the one who would name “every living creature.” While we read, “The Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them,” the unwritten is that, in Genesis 1:24-28, male and female humans were an unwritten included part of “every living creature.”
Genesis 1:24-28 states:
“And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Therefore, Adam (Man) named the males and females in the image of the gods (elohim) after himself: man. They are Man’s kind (mankind), unlike all the other animals (including all the primates).
Cute, but certainly not the same.
All of the air breathing animals, which included the tiniest (microscopic) creatures and the greatest that lived under the deep waters, had DNA. Adam (Man) was capable of seeing all of their genetics due to his being divine. One cannot miss the metaphor of this story and project a visual image of all the animals coming and sitting before Adam (Man) to be named. Adam (Man) had Spiritual powers of knowledge, coming from God the Father, which allowed Adam (Man) to classify living creature much like they are categorized today, but long after this first zoological ordering.
Seeing this divine state of Adam (Man) means God was seeing the need for this divine male to have a divine female partner. Adam could have seen a pleasing female cavewoman that was to his liking and had sexual relations with that hairy female, but he did not. Adam (Man) saw animals as creatures that immortals should not mate with, although this was a common habit of the gods (elohim), who were busy creating monstrosities that would cause God to flood the earth to erase them.
Adam (Man), however, needed a divine woman as his partner; thus there was a purposeful need to replicate the X chromosome of God’s Son.
It is vastly important that one realize there are two types of males at this point in Genesis. There are the common animals of the human species, and there was one holy Man. God created His Son on the seventh day, which was deemed holy [we live today, still, in the seventh day of Creation, and the presence of religion denotes that]. Common men and women were created on the sixth day. Adam (Man) is thus a design by God to send a Holy Man to earth (from the divine earth between the worldly plane and the heavenly plane – Eden) as the first Priest seeded into a world that had become most wicked, being enslaved human beings under the dominion of some evil gods (elohim).
Those human creatures did not know their deeds were sins, because there were no rules yet established. Adam (Man) was God’s plan to bring religion to the world.
This then means Adam (Man) was not capable of reproduction, as he was a body of flesh with immortal status. He was like all angels that are all male (sorry ladies, no girl angels), with all having come from God – the ultimate Y chromosome. The x-factor of Adam (Man) was the flesh that surrounded his Y soul.
As the Son of God, Adam had to have a mate prepared for him, who was exactly like Adam (Man), in the sense of being immortal and totally pure. This means that Adam and Eve [sic] were immature children of God in the Garden of Eden [sic]. It was not until they had sinned that they become capable of intercourse [realized their nakedness] and made mortal. Intercourse became a necessity once the two had been stripped of their immortality.
The creation of Adam’s wife (“wife” is a word that means the bearer of a child) was the foresight of an All-Knowing God. The meaning of God saying, “It is not good that the man should be alone,” is that Adam (Man) would be banished from the heaven that was Eden. Immortality would be lost, necessitating the survival of a holy species. Once banished, Adam would need a holy female with whom to mate. The wife was so Adam (Man) would reproduce and generate holy children, as the first descendants that would spread the priesthood around the world, to common human beings.
The Y-factor would dominate in Abel and Seth. It would be Seth’s bloodline would become the holy lineage leading to Jesus and his Apostles (including those Saints to this day). The X-factor would be found dominating Cain, whose bloodline would become the religion of Satan, as all false religions that mankind had ever devised, designed to mislead human beings away from God.
As an optional Old Testament selection for the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, when one’s own personal ministry for the LORD should be underway – one should be of the lineage of Adam (Man) and reborn as Jesus Christ – the message here is to realize the holiness of Saints is not limited to just one sex of mankind. We are all born with some distinction that is based on the sex gene in our DNA, but we have the power to choose to serve the Lord and let His Holy Spirit join with our souls, causing genetic changes within our beings that are undetectable by the eyes of science.
When the baptism by the Holy Spirit occurs, we are changed from being X-factor led human beings, where our souls cling to the worldly as most important. The presence of God raises our being to a Y-factor, as the Son of God. It does not matter what the little x and little y says, as to whether one is a male or a female, when we then cease being a common version of animal man and become a Holy Son of God.
This is how a metaphoric story of Adam having his rib removed to make woman becomes relative to each and every human being of religious beliefs, as the X,Y of Jesus Christ has to be split (now that Jesus had dies in the physical – symbolic of going into a deep sleep) and joined with one’s soul. We have to be recreated from the body of Jesus Christ, as the wife of God. Christians have to first be made of Holy DNA, as the X,X wives of God (who is Y only, infinitely splitable), just as Eve was made to be the wife of Adam.
Once we reenter the heavenly realm of Eden, we mate with God and give birth to His Son within us, as Jesus Christ resurrected. We become X,Y as was Adam (man) and Jesus of Nazareth. We are returned immortality, through being led back to purity. We have lost all sense of age and deterioration by being returned to being the children of God.