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    • Genesis 2:18-22
      18) And YHUH Elohim said, It is not good that the adam is alone;
      I will make for him a mate.
      19) And from the adamah (ground) YHUH Elohim formed all life of the field
      and every bird of the heavens;
      and brought them to the adam to see what he would call them;
      and whatever the adam called each living soul, that was its name.
      20) And the adam gave names to all the animals,
      and to the birds of the heavens, and to every every living thing of the field;
      but to adam there was not found a mate suitable for him.
      21) And YHUH Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the adam, and he slept;
      and He took from one side and closed up the flesh from beneath;
      22) And from the side which He had taken from the adam,
      YHUH Elohim built an ishah (woman) and brought her to the adam.
    Why would YHUH Elohim make animals and birds as a mate for adam?

  • #2
    Who was there to witness the naming? Why does the author want us to know that YHWH is interested in the names that Adam gives to everything? It seems to me that the author of these verses couldn't be there to witness this naming. Could the author have been thinking, "I wonder what name that Adam will call his eloheem?",all along knowing what the name of YHWH would be and why his name would be YHWH? This verse has intrigued me because the author made his eloheem care about names. Has this concern about names played a bigger role in the writing of the tanakh? Why did the author write Gen.2:19? ...Michael


    • #3
      Wow, Sandy, that's a very interesting question. I think that verses 19-20 are more of a parenthesis in the narration than anything else. I can't think that Adam was given the choice of an alternate life style without knowing what we know to be a normal life style. Maybe there is a big lesson here, but I'm not sure. If that were the case then I wonder if humans have a generic susceptibility to choose a mate among the animals. Apparently yes, but HaTorah prohibits that. Such mating can't procreate. It appears that animals were given the first consideration as human mates, but they were ruled out. They failed to turn Adam on, I guess. He was given no second choice, either. You raised the question. I wonder if you have any comments. This subject is new to me.

      Leviticus 20:15-16 * "`If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
      16 "`If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

      Michael, you made a very good point about "names." The naming of everything was the first job ever given to a human being. I wonder if "Elohim" was the name given by Adam to his creator, but I don't dare to think on whether he had anything to do with the name of Yahweh. If Adam was the author of the sacred name too, then I can understand by the rest of the Adamic family came up with "HaShem," "The LORD," "God," and so on. We are so much given to name everything. There is so much food for thought in here!
      "...and the truth will set you free."--Jesus Christ


      • #4
        Names were only given for the sake of man. Man needs names to know who is being spoken of, however the animals, angels and so on do not.
        The gospel of Philip says this concerning names.
        The Godpel of Philip 11-13: The names which are given to worldly things are the cause of a great deception. For they turn their heart away from what is established to what is not established. So he who hears the 'God' does not think of him who id established, but has thought of him who is not established. So is it also with the names 'Father, 'Son, 'Holy Spirity', 'Life', 'Light, 'Resurrection', 'Church' and all the other names. People do not think of what is established, but they think of what is not established. Nevertheless, they could point to what is established. The names which are heard belong to this world. Let no one deceive himself! If they belonged to the other aeon, they would never be named in the world, nor would they have been assigned to worldly things. They have an end in the other aeon.
        One single name is not uttered in the world, the name which the Father gave to the Son, which is above all things; this is the name of the Father. For the Son would not become Father if he had not put on the name of the Father. So far as such a name is concernec, those who have it do indeed think of it, but they DO NOT UTTER IT. Those who do not have it cannot even think of it.
        But the truth brought forth names in the world for our sakes, the truth to which one cannot refer without names. The truth is one single thing. And it is maniforld, and that for our sakes, to teach us about this alone in love through many.
        The archons wanted to deceive man, since they saw that he had a kinship with the truly good. They took the name of the god and gave it to what is not good, in order first to decieve him through the names and bind them to what is not good, and then, as if they were doing them a favour, to cause them to remove from the 'not good' and transfer them to the 'good' which they think is so. For they wished to take the free man and make him their slave for ever.



        • #5
          Names are powerful things. People hear names before they see with their eyes. A little while ago, if a person was called a JEW, that was permission to turn ones head from seeing a terrible injustice. JEWs should have been fortunate to be surrounded by christians durring the holocaust. You would think that this would provide justice to the oppressed. Yet most of these christians found justification to allow the evil to happen. Now we know that christians couldn't tell the children of JEWs from their own children. This is why JEWs were made to wear yellow stars. It helped to tell who was JEWish from who was not. The best place to hide JEWish children was among christian children. Hang a cross around their necks and teach them a few christian practices and you might save their lives. NO, people had to first learn to recognise who is a JEW to participate in the attrocity, either by doing nothing or by reasoning that it was their (gods) will that JEWs perish this way. It does not only work this way for JEWs, but also for other peoples. There is always some baggage attached to names. You can feel out a name and tell something about the fate of a people. A good name is a precious thing to have. It comes with honor and esteem. But a defiled name can end in death. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, we are told in Pro.22:1 KJV. I am convinced that to redeem a people, you have to add good things to their name. If you want to redeem a people, you have to redeem their name also. I wonder if christians would have allowed the holocaust to happen if they had believed that all JEWs truly bear the name of YHWH? I truly believe that the parent name of YHWH is Yahudah. I believe that this is so because men wrote the tanakh and not GD. (men have hands to write with) If I'm right, then christianity has already been tested by YHWH and it was found unworthy of the name of YHWH. If I were (jesus), I would hate my own soul. Wasn't it christianity that defiled the name of the JEWish soul? It seems to me that when JEWs suffer the most, they are surrounded by christians. It is a sick idea that suggests that JEWs will ever acknowledge (jesus) as messiah. Who needs a messiah that raises a curse against them? A messiah has a purpose, it is to be a blessing and a deliverer to his people. Christianity is a curse to JEWs. Now can christianity be redeemed? I believe that salvation belongs to the name of YHWH. I read, save me, O GD, by thy name- Ps.54:1. I also read that those who call on the name of YHWH are the ones who will be saved, and believe firmly that the name of (jesus) is no substitute for the sacred name. If you murder a name, you murder the people of that name. I wouldn't want to be christianities JEW. ---Michael