- Apr 18, 2017
Interesting recap of the 6th day. Where are you reading that Adam was to "determine if she is suitable" (#10) and subsequently said, "yes" (#11)?
Notice they do not say WHO is determining if a suitable helpmate is found for Adam yet, in verse 23 it is Adam that says, "This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh..." which is understood as a "suitable helpmate."
God made Eve for Adam and knew what He was doing. So, one could argue that God determined and Adam simply agreed and received Eve from God. If Adam had rejected Eve, I wonder if he would have been in disobedience.......
Anyway, what do you think, @EternalFire? Who determined if Eve was a "suitable helpmate" for Adam - God or Adam?
Genesis 2:18-23 King James Version (KJV)
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.