The Bible says God made a woman from “one of the man’s ribs” (Genesis 2:21 NLT). Some Bible commentators read more poetry than science into this story. Matthew Henry (1662-1714):
Eve wasn’t made out of Adam’s…
- head, to top him
- feet, to get trampled on.
She was made from…
- Adam’s side, to be equal with him
- under his arm to be protected by him
- near his heart to be loved by him.
A Visual Walk Through Genesis, page 36.