„Help suitable for him”? Woman in Gen 1-2 Cover Image

„Odpowiednia dla niego pomoc”? Kobieta w Rdz 1-2
„Help suitable for him”? Woman in Gen 1-2

Author(s): Krzysztof Napora
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Biblical studies
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Misyjne Księży Sercanów
Keywords: prehistoria biblijna; Rdz 1-11; Rdz 1-2; stworzenie kobiety; antropologia biblijna; narrative of Primeval Events; Gen 1-11; Gen 1-2; creation of woman; biblical anthropology

Summary/Abstract: Two traditions depicting God’s creation act described in Gen 1-2, contain also two varying pictures of the creation of woman. Whereas the priestly creation narrative underlines the equality between man and woman both created „in the image of God”, the picture of woman in Gen 2 is presented sometime as representing „male point of view”, in which woman is subdued and inferior in relation to man. However, the close reading of the Bible, such an interpretation finds scarcely any support in the biblical text. Gen 1-2 seem to explicitly indicate the key-role of the woman, „suitable help for man” in the creation narrative.

  • Issue Year: 32/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-48
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish