Was Eve Made from Adam's Rib? Or His Baculum

Top Quote A shocking new interpretation to the story of Adam and Eve brought to the public's attention by the Biblical Archaeology Society. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2015 - Biblical Archaeology Review will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 11, to announce a shocking but correct interpretation concerning the creation of the first women--from Adam's baculum (penis bone).

    According to the Bible's creation account, after making the heavens and the earth, God created humankind. The Book of Genesis states God formed Adam out of the dust from the ground, and then Eve was created from one of Adam's ribs--but was it his rib? Or his baculum? Is "rib" a mistranslation?

    Ziony Zevit, Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages at American Jewish University in Bel-Air, California, believes the traditional translation of the Biblical text is clearly wrong. A more careful translation of the Hebrew word for "rib" in the Book of Genesis suggests Eve was actually created from another, very different, part of Adam's anatomy--his baculum. Man no longer has one, but many mammals do.

    Zevit will share this interpretation of the Genesis Creation account with the press on Tuesday August 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045.

    Mary Joan Leith, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, and Dan Ben- Amos, Professor of Folklore and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will also be present to explain and answer queries. BAR's editor Hershel Shanks will also be available.

    Zevit's analysis will be published in the September/October 2015 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Copies will be available at the press conference.

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