Sunday, December 13, 2020

Zevit replies regarding Adam's penis bone

Concerning Gen 2:21, Retrodiagnosis, and Methodology in Scriptural Study: A Response to Hector Avalos

If Hebrew ṣēlā‘ is interpreted as “rib,” a different explanation has to be provided for the etiological statement in Gen 2:21. None is provided or mentioned by Avalos.

See: A Penis Bone in Genesis 2:21? Retrodiagnosis as a Methodological Problem in Scriptural Studies

See Also: Ziony Zevit. What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden? Yale University Press; Illustrated edition, 2013.

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“Chapter 12 reproduced by permission of Yale University Press.”

By Ziony Zevit
American Jewish University
December 2020

I noted Professor Avalos's article here.

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