Genesis 2:23

23 The Man said, "Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh! Name her Woman for she was made from Man."

Genesis 2:23 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 2:23

And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh
of my flesh
Of "his bones", because made out of a pair of his ribs, as some think, one on each side, and therefore expressed in the plural number, "and of his flesh", a part of which was taken with the rib; this Adam knew, either being awake while she was made, though asleep when the rib was taken out; or by divine revelation, by an impress of it on his mind; or it might have been declared to him in a dream, while asleep, when, being in an ecstasy or trance, this whole affair was represented unto him: and this was "now" done, just done, and would be done no more in like manner; "this time" F15, this once, as many render it; so it was, but hereafter the woman was to be produced in the way of generation, as man: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man:
her name was "Ishah", because taken from "Ish", as "vira" in Latin from "vir", and "woman" in our language from "man".


F15 (Meph taz) "hac vice", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Vatablus, so the Targum; (touto apax) , Symmachus & Theodotion; "hoc semel", Fagius.

Genesis 2:23 In-Context

21 God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh.
22 God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.
23 The Man said, "Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh! Name her Woman for she was made from Man."
24 Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.
25 The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.
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