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Theo 101 Section P2 September 21, 2007 Genesis 1 – 3: The Relationship between Men and Women In the first three chapters of Genesis one can really see what the relationship between men and women is. In Genesis 1, the main thought of how humankind was created is equality. In Genesis 2, subordination outweighs equality when people were created. Then in Genesis 3, there is some sense of subordination. This subordination occurs when it is seen who gets blamed for what happens in chapter 3 and what kind of punishments they receive. After the event in chapter 3, you can see the difference in the relationship of men and women before and after the fall. Overall in the first three chapters of Genesis, subordination outweighs equality. In Genesis 1 – 3, there are arguments for both equality and subordination when looking at the ways humans were created. When reading Genesis 1, you get the feeling that men and women were created equal. They were both created in God’s image at the same time. It would not make sense to say that one should be subordinate to the other when referring to Genesis 1 because God created humankind in his own image and both were created simultaneously. He never says that he created man or woman first. The verses that support this argument are Genesis 1:26 – 1:27. “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness’ […] So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen. 1:26 - 27) This quote also shows that God is not gendered. If he was associated with one gender, he would not have been able to create both male and female in his own image.
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When reading on in Genesis 2, there is only one example of equality and 4 examples of subordination. The first example of this is in Genesis 2:7. “Then the Lord
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