Keywords, Phrases, Wordplay
- Keywords – (2:4) Tholedoth (generations) – Interesting use of generations for the heavens and the earth. Used to indicate a historical record. Contrasts with the Gen 1 account which is more of a descriptive/suggestive process.
- Keywords – (2:4) adonai eloheem (LORD God) – First usage of Lord God, previous usages were simply “God”
- Phrases – (2:23) – “Bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh.” Theme of flesh and bone indicates a kinship bond.
- Wordplay – (2:16-17) acol thocayl…moth thamoth (eating you may eat/eat freely…dying you will die / surely die) – Emphasis on eating and dying. The contrast between the two creates a greater emphasis on both.
- Keywords – (2:18) ezer cenegdo (helper opposite/in front of him) – Opposite and In front of indicates complimentary.
- Keywords – (2:19) yazar (formed) – Used for man as well. God formed all life.
- Keywords – (2:25) arumeem…velo yithbashashu (naked…they were not ashamed) – Contrast between nakedness and shame.
- Wordplay – (2:25) azav…davaq (Leave…cleave) – Man to leave father and mother. Cling to his wife. One flesh. Indicating the kinship bond between man and wife is stronger than man and parents.