Re: Antiquity and Unity of the Human Race

Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 01:17:24 EDT

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    Hi Dick,

    I asked: Gordon wrote: Genesis 2:23 uses both 'adam and 'ish to refer to the
    individual. I would very much like to see you deal more directly with this
    one verse.

    You answered: If you start mixing up 'adam and 'ish you lose it all. There
    are two instances
    which are rules unto themselves. Man and woman, or man and wife, is always
    'ish and 'ishah. Probably because it rhymes nicely. Man in conjunction with
    animals is always 'adam. ... Otherwise, those in direct descent from Adam are
    'adam or bene 'adam, never 'ish. I don't know any exceptions to that.

    Thank you for your answer. I'm sure others here will find it helpful also. So
    maybe its a good thing I forgot you had addressed the matter previously in a
    private E mail. I don't think you then did so as a direct response to the
    Genesis 2:23 issue. That may be why I forgot your answer. I'm sure Gordon
    will also find it helpful.

    Your brother in Christ,


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