EVE CAME FROM ADAM’S RIB: Bible’s principles of Marriage is Egyptian By Andre Austin The Myth: And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs…made a woman…She shall be called “Woman” because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:21-24) repeated in Matthew 19:4-6 The Reality: the story Eve’s birth integrates the Egyptian Creation story of the separation of heaven and Earth with portions of the Sumerian myth of Enki and Ninhursag. The character of Eve draws upon a number of myths, Both Egyptian and Sumerian. According to Genesis, God created Eve out of Adam’s rib. As a result of this relationship, God instituted the idea of marriage. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:21-24) Initially, Adam’s wife was known simply as “The woman” (Recall Jesus referes to his mother Mary as “Woman” (John 2:4), because she was taken out of man. Only after she and her husband were expelled from the Garden of Eden in Egypt did she receive the name Eve. In giving her that name, Adam says it was because “she was the mother of all living”. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Mary became the Woman, the new Eve”. And Jesus was the Second Adam (1 Cor 15 :45). Adam and Eve correspond to the Egyptian deities Geb (Earth) and Nut (Heaven). According to the Egyptian Coffin Text 80, Atum (Adam) said he created Nut so that “She could be over my head and Geb could marry (mary) her” In other words, The Egyptians saw the union of Earth and Heaven as the basis for marriage, and this principle is carried over into Genesis with Adam & Eve. And who said the Egyptians had no marriage ceremony or ritual when the bible’s foundation comes from them??? This also explains why the bible says the heavens and earth had children (Genesis 2:4-7). Why else say “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth”??? A: to tell stories of families. The Reality: In the second Creation story, the Heavens and the earth are deities, a wife and husband capable of having children. Nut like Eve was first depicted naked in the Garden. In opening phrase: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth” means that what follows are stories about the family of the heavens and the Earth and their children. In other words, the second creation story is a throwback to an earlier polytheistic account of Creation in which the heavens and earth are cosmic beings, deities, capable of having children This conclusion disturbs theologians because it contradicts the idea that the Bible is a monotheistic treatice. No arguments can escape it because the stories don’t take place after creation but during creation, on the second day to be precise. This establishes a link between the first and second creation stories in Genesis. In the first creation story, the events on the second day of Creation were based on the Heliopolitan*** creation myth, the rising of Atum as a firmament/Mountain/pile of mud in the waters, the separation of heaven and earth and gathering of the waters. In that account, the Genesis editor stripped off the personas of the Egyptian deities and left us only with the natural phenomena that they represented. For example instead of talking about Nun they just call it water. Some of the Bible editors preserved the personas of the Egyptian deities but depicted them as Humans and removed their identifications with natural phenomena. But on occasion the slipped up and failed to recognize all the earlier associations, as in this case where they left in a small reference to “The generations of Heaven and Earth”. Egyptian Genelogy Tree Atum (Adam/Light) *** see Genesis Genealogy tree starting with Heli Luke 3:23 Shu (air/spirit) Tefnut (moisture) Geb Nut Osiris, Isis, Set Nebt-het Atum comes into being out of Nun-the cosmic ocean We see Atum (the second Adam/Jesus) comes out of Mary-The Nun Heliopolitan a city in Egypt when the Sun/ Helio was honored as god creation not God In Helipolis, the first deity was Atum, a solar deity who was either the primeval mountain itself or appeared on the mountain in the form of a flaming serpent. Atum, who appeared to be male with some female characteristics, gave birth by himself to a son and daughter Shu and Tefnut, who represented air and moisture, who, in turn, gave birth to their own son and daughter Geb and Nut , who signified earth and heaven. These four children, in the Helipolitian tradition, corresponded to the basic elements of the universe (fire, water, air and earth). Geb (earth) and Nut (sky/heaven) had four children of their own, Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys, and collectively these first nine deities (counting Atum) were known as the Ennead ( I.e., group of nine).