Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood

I don’t even want to quote them. They are so wrong that it will take a supercomputer to calculate their wrongness.

Some people say – it’s none too hard too find them on the Internet if you use a search engine – women are not made in the image of God, only men are. I wonder what God think if we deny his image like that?

To counter their claim, we can use the very first mention of gender in the Bible:

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God made “man” in God’s image. Man is H120, ‘âdâm

The definition in BDB
1) man, mankind
1a) man, human being
1b) man, mankind (much more frequently intended sense in OT)
1c) Adam, first man
1d) city in Jordan valley

The definition in Strongs:
aw-dawm’
From H119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.): – X another, + hypocrite, + common sort, X low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

Man is not just a male word. Adam is not just the name of the male, but the name God gave to both male and female, see Gen 5:2:

Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

And the word “him” in :27? That word was inserted because English don’t work like Hebrew. It is not something that is part of the real Hebrew text. The original does not say “in the image of God created he [the male].”

See this e-sword screenshot of the KJV with the Strongs Numbers (these numbers each stand for the Hebrew word each idea in the verse was translated from.)

Gen 1_27 screenshot

This picture shows that “God” in this text was translated from word H430 in the Hebrew dictionary; that the entire concept “in his image” comes from one Hebrew word; and the words “him” and “them” were added by translators to make the sentence complete according to English grammar.

Mankind was created in God’s image. Mankind includes men and women. “Man” in Gen 1 include men and women. It should go without saying. But sadly, it does not.

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Comments on: "Women, not in God’s image?!!!" (5)

  1. It is so very ridiculous the lengths that some men will go to lift themselves up and push women down. And it’s so sad how obvious they are. It’s so sad to watch them display openly, before God and everyone, how insecure and arrogant and needy they. Not wanting the truth, they believe a lie and have blinded themselves to the scriptural evidence that knocks the legs right out from under their dubious claims.
    Pitiful. Just, pitiful.

  2. Kristen said:

    When they say it is the nature of man to rule and the nature of woman to submit to being ruled, they are saying the same thing. They are saying women are not in the image of God. We were created in God’s image to rule the creation together, and raised up in Christ to rule with Him together.

  3. Kristen, I never before thought of it that way. Yes, saying women are not supposed to rule is denying the image of God in us. And it is disgusting.

  4. Verity3 said:

    This is why gender-accurate Bible translations are a good idea (and why masculinist translations are a lousy idea). Because so many people don’t understand the word “man” anymore.

  5. If woman had been made in man’s image, then Paul would’ve said so in 1 Corinthians 11:7.

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