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The Lord is Our Shepherd

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1. Wan wrote:
Gidday Linif Adam called' the one from his bone and flesh wo-man' (out of man) in Gen 2:24 as a naimng / authority thing, then what exactly was he doing in Gen 3:20 when we are told, ? Adam named his wife Eve,a0because she would become the mother of all the living. (NIV) ???Interestingly, the first action' Adam takes after the consequences/curses of the Fall are listed in Gen 3:14-19 is that he DOES name his wife and arguably in this case demonstrate a kind of authority over her. Note scripture doesn't say he REnames her. But just that he names her cos he hadn't done' that yet!When we read Adam's exclamation to his newly created God-given parter in Gen 2:24 it rings of absolute spontaneous joy and excitement at what he sees not a naimng' ceremony! Can we even begin to imagine what this solo' man must have felt having finally found' what he could NOT find among the rest of creation. His statement in Gen 2:24 is one of incredible unity and likeness' not differences or a raising up of him over her. God had already declared he needed help. I reckon after looking at all the animals and seeing no mate, he really understood that for himself (perhaps why God made him go through the naimng the animals process first?)Any argument made that Adam showed authority' over the woman by what he exclaimed in 2:24 is pretty weak. The text certainly does not explicitly teach us that Adam had any inate creation order' authority over this woman created from his side. Any so called implicit' meaning in the text is shown to be unreliable as an interpretation in the light of his formal naimng' in Gen 3:20 which is POST Fall when sadly Gen 3:16 he shall rule over you ..immediately comes into play!i think a word study on the word called' in Gen 2:24 and named' in Gen 3:20 would be useful, but i haven't had time to do that one yet! Anyone else got some helpful info on the Hebrew i'd love to hear what you have to say Any thoughts anyone? i welcome comments!RegardsKerryn

Sat, March 28, 2015 @ 2:42 AM

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