Somebody please straighten me out. I was looking in Genesis and I wanted to make a point to rockv12, and I am just completely confused at what I'm reading. It regards Mankind - men and women.
First I read this -
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
It clearly claims that god created mankind - male and female, in his own image. Right - so we have men and women running around ... or do we not?
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
What the Hell am I reading here? I thought before that biblegod created mankind, men and women (Genesis 1:27). But now it says god created a man (again?). Then to top it off, he calls a bunch of animals together to see what the man would name them, and no helper was found for the man. Why not? Where are all the women that were created in Genesis 1:27?