There are days that I drop to the ground and kiss the earth in gratitude that I was born a woman.
At least women didn't have anything to do with writing the Bibble. And women don't come up with this nonsense. Yay for women! Thank gawd we weren't allowed to write Bibble drivel - how embarrassing.
It’s certainly a shake-up for the book of Genesis - but a Biblical scholar has argued that Eve was made from Adam’s penis, not his rib.
Biblical scholar Professor Ziony Zevit suggests that Eve was made from Adam’s ‘baculum’ or penis bone - and that’s why Man doesn’t have one.
Professor Zevit, of the American Jewish University in Maryland said the Hebrew word ‘tsela’, doesn’t actually translate as 'rib’ and instead 'refers to limbs sticking out sideways from an upright human body.’
Hence Eve’s surprising origins from below Adam’s belt.
The word ‘tzela’ or ‘tsela’ is used in several different senses in the Old Testament - and Professor Zevit claims that this has confused translators.
He says that it refers to any protruding part of the anatomy, including feet, arms and penis.
Zevit says, ‘'Of these appendages, the only one lacking a bone is the penis.’
Other Biblical scholars are less convinced, with some pointing out that the word ‘tzela’ means rib in post-Biblical Hebrew.