Eve is actually called by three different names…

  1. Woman…Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Genesis 2:23)…This is a generic designation associated with the relationship with Adam that she was created to fulfill.
  2. Adam…“Male and female created he them … and called their name Adam” (Genesis 5:2)…Both Adam and Eve are called “Adam.” This I mplies that God made them “one flesh” and one name because He desired for the two of them to live in complete unity, not only as acquaintances.
  3. Eve…”who called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (3:16, 20)…Adam changed her name to Eve after the incident in the garden to describe her role in the beginning of spiritual history. Eve means “life,” “life-giving,” and “mother of all who have life,”

Eve was created from Adam’s ribs (Genesis 2:21-25). Not his feet, for she was not to be walked over…not his head, for she was not to boss him about.

The fact that she came from the bones closest to his heart symbolizes the love for each other and for God that should exist between a man and a woman in marriage.

The fact that she came from under his arm symbolizes the role of a husband to protect his wife.Eve was the crown and the pinnacle of God’s amazing creative work…fashioned directly by the Creator’s own hand with great care and attention to detail. Eve must have been a creature of unsurpassed beauty

Eve was created by God to give Adam a “helpmate suitable”…a helper.

But this does not mean that Eve was inferior to Adam.

The word “helper,” as used in the Bible, refers to someone who rescues or saves another person from difficult situations…not some subordinate assistant. Nineteen of the twenty-one times that the word “helper” is used in the Old Testament refer to God being help or helper.

Eve was created to be man’s spiritual counterpart, his perfect mate and companion, and his intellectual coequal.

Something to Take With You…

God created Eve while Adam slept. Adam had no clue what God was doing.

God is always working, even while we sleep. We may not have a clue what is going on around us. we may not be able to see God’s plans for us because we are totally oblivious…But God often brings the truest blessings to His own as we sleep (Psalm 127:2).


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