Bible scholar: God made Eve from Adam’s penis, not his rib

A Bible professor from a university in Maryland believes God made Eve by using parts of Adam’s penis instead of from his rib.

A Bible professor believes God made Eve by using parts of Adam’s penis instead of from his rib.

Professor Ziony Zevit of the American Jewish University wrote in his 2013 book, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden? claiming that Eve did not come from Adam’s rib due to male’s lack of a “penis bone.”

In other words, since there is no penis bone, it must have been taken.

The theory came to Zevit after translating and studying the Hebrew text of Adam and Eve in the Genesis story of the Old Testament. Zevit believes the Hebrew word “tsela” does not translate as “rib,” but instead can be understood to mean “limbs sticking out sideways from an upright human body.”

As men and women do actually have the same amount of ribs (and any other sideways sticking limbs, for that matter), Zevit believes this is how the ancient Israelites attempted to explain the uniquely boneless human penis.

Human males are one of the few species of mammals who don’t have a baculum (a penis bone). Animals like Bears, bats, cats, walruses and even the chimpanzee (closest living relative) all have a penis bone.

While Biblical and anthropological researchers reviewed Zevit book, nearly all considered the theory “laughable” and completely “outlandish.” Whether or not Zevit’s interpretations and translations of the Old Testament are accurate are irrelevant, it’s the discrepancies between his theory and the rib story that’s causing the outrage within religious communities.

According to Patheos, there’s no evidence of an actual Adam and Eve, that one came from the body of the other, or that sin was unleashed in the Garden of Eden. It’s all myth. This discussion amounts to little more than a bunch of religious academics arguing over the color of a unicorn’s horn. There are a few Twitter users who are not totally convinced in Zevit’s theory. While some are just offended, most are just pretty funny. Take a look:

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    Tom Moe

    January 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Not sure why this is even newsworthy? However, most of the comments come from people who are simply adding more confusion to the topic. If you can’t tell that this is all speculation based upon a Hebrew word that doesn’t translate well then you are free to express an opinion. The obvious question is: Why does this matter?

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    January 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Was it a slow news day? Or do you have to cover every insane utterance some moron says? OK, Jewish people can say really stupid things also. Point made.

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    Liam Elms

    January 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    his probably wouldn’t make too much sense if Adam and Eve actually existed.

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    Barbara Abu-Odeh

    January 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    now thats funny shit

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