Not The Rib

A Biblical scholar claims that due to a mistranslation the original scripture actually says that Eve was made from Adam's penis not his rib. The professor states that man is the only mammal without a penis bone. Guess that's where it went.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 29, 2015
     Category: Authorities and Experts | Religion | Can’t Possibly Be True

What's not weird, someone taking an old idea and making a book out of it.

Gilbert, S. F. & Zevit, Z. (2001). Congenital human baculum deficiency: the generative bone of Genesis 2:21-23. American Journal of Medical Genetics 101(3): 284-5
Posted by B.J. Herbison on 12/29/15 at 05:44 AM
Zevit is the biblical scholar in the story.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/29/15 at 10:44 AM
So my wife stole my penis bone? That figures.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 12/29/15 at 11:04 AM
God: I'll have to have a leg bone to create this perfect companion for you, Adam.
Adam: Wow!! I'd not be able to run and jump with just one leg. What can I get for a rib?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/29/15 at 12:03 PM
Can't see how his limb would have been "sticking out sideways" when there was no woman yet. Seems like the text better describes an arm. Probably, he gave an arm and a leg.
Posted by Virtual on 12/29/15 at 04:07 PM
I presume if it had a bone in it it would stick out all the time.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/29/15 at 04:19 PM
I didn't believe the professor's statement about man being the only mammal without a baculum.
Posted by BMN on 12/29/15 at 04:40 PM
Just plain wrong. Not only humans lack an os penis but so do cattle, and their cousins, elephants, the duck billed platypus, rabbits and their cousins, hyenas, and cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), among others.

Not only is the professor wrong on this but the Hebrew word used in Genesis is צְלָעֹת
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: tsela
Phonetic Spelling: (tsay-law')

Like most Hebrew words, tsela has many meanings, for instance: beam, board, chamber, corner, leaf, plank, rib, side chamber. While there are others "penis" is not one of them.
Posted by Steve on 01/02/16 at 06:16 PM
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