Why the Bible Is Not Sexist

Well, it isn’t the case that God loves women less than men, especially when you compare with pagan views of women; the Bible’s totally different in this regard. First, look at the fact that in creation, God said: “it is not good for the man to be alone.” Women didn’t have that position in the ancient world outside of Israel. Women were like property in the ancient world, but not in the Bible. Here in Genesis 1, Adam is considered incomplete without Eve. No other creature could suffice until God created Eve—not from Adam’s feet, mind you, but from his side. The story emphasizes the point in Genesis 1:26-27, “then God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,” and everything else on Earth. God created man in his own image, “in the image of God he created them, male and female, he created them.” Notice here, man made in the image of God equals male and female.

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