Friday, 11 September 2009

The creation of woman

The Book of Genesis

2:7 And the MISTRESS God formed woman of the dust of the ground, and breathed into her nostrils the breath of life; and woman became a living soul.

2:8 And the MISTRESS God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there She put the woman whom She had formed. ...

2:18 And the MISTRESS God said, It is not good that the woman should be alone; I will make her an help meet for her.

2:19 And out of the ground the MISTRESS God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Eve to see what she would call them: and whatsoever Eve called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

2:20 And Eve gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Eve there was not found an help meet for her.

2:21 And the MISTRESS God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Eve, and she slept: and She took one of her ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

2:22 And the rib, which the MISTRESS God had taken from woman, made She a man, and brought him unto the woman.

2:23 And Eve said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: he shall be called Man, because he was taken out of Woman, but is less than her.

You can see the great artist Michelangelina’s depiction of the creation of woman here. (Please note this image is not by me.)

1 comment:

  1. This is the post I like the most. The one that makes you wonder about another world. One that had gender roles reversed since the beginning. That's what makes this different from the others ones here on this site where it's mostly forced and done with humiliation rather than just is. Or what if.

    Your art really a gives a clearer picture into this world and I am awed.

    Thank you for this.