This blog, Creation of Woman, is continued from The Creation of “the man”
After Yehovah Elohim (the Lawmaker and Judge) created האדם (ha·a·Dam, the man), put him in the garden and gave him His instructions, He declared:
“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an עזר כנגדו [E·zer ke·neg·Do, aide suitable].” Out of the ground the Yehovah Elohim formed every beast 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 each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for man there was not found an aide suitable. (Gen 2:19-20)
Yehovah Elohim looked 1st among the animals which He created from the ground and which the man had rule over, but He was unable to find an aide suitable for the man. Yehovah Elohim was not looking for an equal to the man, for he was already created in His image; He was looking for an aide who was suitable for him.
(LITV) And Jehovah God said, It is not good, the man being alone. I will make a helper suited to him. (Gen 2:19)
But there was no such animal to fit that requirement.
The Creation of Woman
And Yehovah Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the man and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which Yehovah Elohim had taken from the man He made לאשׁה [le·ish·Shah, into a woman], and He brought her to the man. (Gen 2:21-22)
There is no word for wife in Hebrew, a woman become a man’s “wife” by becoming “his woman”; and in becoming his possession she becomes him. Listen to what the man says after the woman is brought to him.
And the man said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called אשׁה [ishÂ·Shah, woman], because out of אישׁ [eesh, man] she was taken.” Therefore a אישׁ [eesh, man] shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his woman, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his woman, and were not ashamed. (Gen 2:23-25)
This is amazing, so much is going on here. When a ben (son) of a father leaves his family and starts his own, he becomes a benai; the head of his own family. This does not make him a benai of Israel (that requires a spiritual birth); he is a benai, the head of some family (Heth, Esau, Jacob or Didier). My son left the family house almost 2 years ago and took his woman. He became the benai of his family at that time.
But what is really amazing here is what the man says, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” What is he saying? Think about it! He is saying that “she is he!” When a man takes a woman, she is no longer “her”; she, the women, is gone and has become “him.”
This, disappearance of the woman, is the two becoming one flesh and explains so much in Torah. Check this out. Where are the wives in the following passages?
Then Israel’s seed journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children [literally son and daughters]. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds–a great deal of livestock. (Exo 12:37-38)
‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yehovah your Elohim commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah your Elohim. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. (Deu 5:12-14)
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am Yehovah your Elohim, and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on your menservants and on your maidservants I will pour out My spirit in those days. (Joe 2:27-29)
“The man’s“ woman is not mentioned, because she is he!
But, because she is he; when she sins, he sins!
In Torah a woman NEVER divorces her man. But if a man finds uncleanliness in his woman he can, and should, give her a bill of divorce; because her actions are separating her master from Yehovah Elohim.
“When a אישׁ [eesh, man] takes a woman and becomes her master, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce … (Deu 24:1)
A benai (and especially a benai of Israel) can not keep a woman who will not follow his instructions and aid him in pursuing his goals, his dreams and his desires. A man can not have his own flesh rebel against him!
This idea of the woman being the man, one flesh, is also interesting when we see the man’s flesh, his woman, being enticed by the serpent. This is actually a form of adultery, the woman is listening to “another voice,” one that is not her master, who entices her to disobey the commandments that her master received from Yehovah, his Master.
Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that because a woman is one with her master that she can, or should, do all the same things that he is instructed to do. Yehovah Elohim did not even talk to the woman until she left her covering and disobeyed her master. A woman does not even appear before the Creator or go into His temple unless she is in trouble.
The first time Yehovah Elohim talked to the woman was after she caused her man to sin. The only thing she received at that time was discipline; Yehovah reminded her that the man was to rule over her (not Him) and that she would now have a painful labor.
And Yehovah Elohim said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Gen 3:13)
She was only to listen to her man.
To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth sons; your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16)
The only time I have seen a woman come before the Father is when she has left, or potentially left or is trying to usurp her covering’s authority.
The first example of this that I found was when Moses had taken the Ethiopian woman.
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman. (Num 12:1)
While this behavior might be marginally OK for a man to do, it is not acceptable for a woman to do. Miriam and Aaron were both brought before Yehovah Elohim; for Miriam it was her first and last time before Him.
And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper. (Num 12:10)
The other reference of a woman being brought before Yehovah Elohim is when her master thinks she has left his covering and has been with another man.
“Speak to Israel’s seed, and say to them: ‘If any man’s woman goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him, and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her man, and it is concealed that she has defiled herself, and there was no witness against her, nor was she caught â€” if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his woman, who has defiled herself; or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his woman, although she has not defiled herself â€” then the man shall bring his woman to the priest. … ‘And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Yehovah. (Num 5:12-16)
A woman is intended to be an aide, a helper to her master (her man) as he does what is important to him, not be a hindrance to, his desires and goals.
Because of what was initiated by the woman’s actions the man was kicked out of the garden. And where he goes, she goes!
So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. (Gen 3:24)
This blog is the introduction of many blogs which can be found on my site concerning women; all of which conform wholly to these understandings. That said, I would like to give you some advanced principles found in the Yehovah’s word concerning women.
- Man follows Yehovah and a woman follows her man. Generally speaking, in the end, the woman gets what her man gets (because she is he).
- A woman of worth in Yehovah’s kingdom always has a covering.
- A woman has no standing before Yehovah without her man.
- A woman serves Yehovah by faithfully serving her man and encouraging him to follow Yehovah faithfully (usually by actions, not words).
- If a woman sins, it is the same as her man sinning.
- A woman who serves her man faithfully, will have Yehovah’s protection on her life.
We have all learned many lies; renewing our minds and conforming our actions to the good, acceptable and perfect will of Yehovah is going to influence both our short-term and eternal future.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psa 119:105)
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6 thoughts on “Creation Of Woman”
If a woman sins, it is the same as her man sinning? Is the husband held accountable to Yehovah for the wife’s sins? Ezekiel 18 says the soul that sinneth shall die for their own sin. Is she not an individual soul responsible for her own sin?
Hi Michael and thank you for this question. What most people do is try to understand Yehovah’s word in light (really darkness) of the doctrines and traditions of men which are in a continual state of flux. A 100 years ago what I have found would have been understood much more easily, not so today. In Yehovah’s kingdom men and women have different duties and responsibilities.
Here is a series which I call “Unequally Yoked“. In this series of 6 articles I give a lot more information related to your question, and parts 4 and 5 answers your question directly. I hope you will take the time to read through these articles. To give an exact quote from Ezekiel 18 it says. “”Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son [×”×‘×Ÿ, the ben] is Mine; the soul who sins shall die. And if a man [××™×©×, eesh] is just and does what is lawful and right; … if he has walked in My statutes — and kept My judgments faithfully — he is just; He shall surely live!,” says my Master, Yehovah.” (Eze 18:4-5, 9)
We have much to learn. A woman never comes before Yehovah, she is not even allowed in the temple. A woman does not bring any offerings before Yehovah. A woman is not involved with Passover. When Israel was enumerated after we left Egypt, there were no women included in that number. So much to learn, so little time. Hope this helps you find deeper understandings and wisdom.
Thanks for reading!
But, this does not address single women. Hopefully, they have a place in the Kingdom. Some of your points are interesting, but I think your view is a bit extreme. In history there gave been many women with separate accomplishments, just like single men. Proverbs 31 describes a women who serves her husband, yet stands out as an individual, also. Thanks for a thought provoking read.
Hello Diana and thanks for the comment. Yehovah really does not speak in terms like single women. With Him it is more in terms of a woman being covered vs uncovered. There are to be no uncovered women in His kingdom. That is why he tells His men, Israel, to take care of their widows and their fatherless children. That said I would suggest you read my 5 part series called “A Woman’s Place Of Safety” and the 4 part series called “Widows and Orphans“.
Few people really understand that the role of a man and the role of a woman is not the same in Yehovah’s kingdom.
Oh, one more article you might find interesting is “Head Coverings Are Not Cloth, They’re Flesh!“
What if a man leaves the woman and decides to file for divorce based on lies on the woman, his wife. The reason he left her is because she “committed adultery” by talking to a man she was engaged to 24 years earlier. Yet he keeps folders of all the strange women in his life. He has right to talk to women whether former new girlfriends. You talk of place of safety, where does a woman who was abused for years get placement?
I have so many questions about what you have written here that it would be unfair, even unwise, to comment. It sounds like you are going through a rough time in your life right now. Please feel free to give me a call and I will do all I can to help you.