“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; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 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.” – Genesis 2:21-23
According to the Chapel when the bible says that God formed Eve from Adam’s rib that’s not really what it’s talking about – the rib here is really Adam’s DNA.
Here the Chapel somehow selectively cherry picks the meaning, “curve” from H6763, as in DNA helix curve… how they do that I don’t know – but this is an important pattern of biblical interpretation to notice… the gerrymandering of the Strongs to get the meaning they need.
In typical gnostic fashion – the bible doesn’t really mean what it says, the initiates of the deeper mysteries of the bible are the gatekeepers to the real understanding of the text. But don’t worry if you can’t see it, if you’re not one of the ELECT God has blinded your eyes!
Murray likes to introduce scientific sounding jargon to appeal those unbelievers who can’t accept the bible at face value. This is standard tactic of his.
You will see him do this with the gap theory and age of the earth as well, and the fiasco in Genesis 6. They are appealing to carnal man with arguments they can understand…
They reason that the Hebrew word for rib, tsela, is “curve” and is referring to the DNA… but when I went to check it in the Strong’s I didn’t find anything like that. They abuse the Strong’s picking and choosing the part of the entry that best suits their agenda regardless of how context determines we should interpret it.
How does context determine we should interpret the word, “rib”? As a rib. No more, no less.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones… A rib is a bone – Adam acknowledged what it was that God took from him, case closed.
Oh, I forget, the self proclaimed bible authorities have to come and correctly interpret these passages for us.