Rebecca Merrill Groothius Quotes

One Quote by: Rebecca Merrill Groothius of Christians for Biblical Equality

Some have suggested that before the woman was created Adam was not a specifically male human but was a sexually undifferentiated human. This idea seems to have some plausibility given that the biblical text does not refer to Adam as male until after the woman is taken out of him. In Genesis 1:26-27 and 5:1-2 we are told that God created Adam, that Adam was created in God’s image, and that Adam was created male and female. These summary statements telescope humanity’s two-stage creation so that, whether existing in the form of a single being or as male and female separate beings, humanity is referred to simply as “Adam.” This suggests that before the woman was taken out of the man Adam had in himself somehow a capacity for both maleness and femaleness.
Book: by Rebecca Groothius entitled: Good News for Women p 125 Published: 1997.
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