United flesh and knowingly actions

In the second and third chapter of the Bereshith (the book of the beginning) we find that God, Who had made man in His image, brought a helper for the ish or man so that they could live together in a bond of union, related to the other living beings and to the Most High Elohim, in a state we now call marriage.

In a world where there was a perfect ecological balance and beauty the ish and isha, the A·dham (man from the earth) Adam and his chavah Eva/Eve could live freely and fulfil the duties the Most High Elohim had given them, to take care of the chay, the living beings (plants and animals). (Bereshith 1:21,28-30; 2:20) The Elohim wanted the ish and isha, man and mannin to be one meat, being united, and as such we have an institution we call marriage, that is to be monogamous, heterosexual. Their complete union (of one male and one female person) could result in the giving of new life and as such deliver more zera (seed, or progeny or offspring).

(Bereshith 2:18-25) OJB And Hashem Elohim said, It is not tov that the adam should be alone; I will make him an ezer (a helper) suitable for him. (19) And out of the adamah Hashem Elohim formed every beast of the sadeh, and every oph HaShomayim; and brought them unto the adam to see what he would name them; and whatsoever the adam named kol nefesh chayyah, that was shmo. (20) And the adam gave shemot to all behemah, and to the oph HaShomayim, and to every beast of the sadeh; but for Adam there was not found an ezer for him. (21) And Hashem Elohim caused a tardemah (deep sleep) to fall upon the adam, and he slept; and He took from one of his tzalelot (sides, ribs), and closed up the basar in the place thereof; (22) And the tzela (rib), which Hashem Elohim had taken from the adam, made He an isha, and brought her unto the adam. (23) And the adam said, This is now etzem (bone) of my etzem, and basar (flesh) of my basar; she shall be called Isha, because she was taken out of Ish. (24) Therefore shall an ish leave his a v and his em, and shall cleave unto his isha: and they shall be basar echad (one flesh). (25) And they were both arummim (naked ones), the adam and his isha, and were not ashamed.

In the Gan and later when the ish and isha got expelled expectation where also given the advice to have sons and daughters to leave the house and to become Basar Echad (בשר אחד, one meat or one flesh) and no ben Adam or ben HaAdam (child – son or daughter – of Adam) to bring division or separation. Meaning that once people get together to make one flesh they have to stay together, except when unfaithfulness, like dvar or an indecent thing (loss of virtue, fornication, whoring) during the period of getting to know each other or kiddushin (betrothal).

Matthew 19:4-5 OJB But Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach said in reply, Have you not read that HaBoreh (The Creator, G-d) bereshis (in the beginning) created them zachar (male) and nekevah (female) [BERESHIS 1:27, 5:2]? (5) And he said, Because of this, YAAZAV ISH ES AVIV VES IMMO VDAVAK BISHTO VHAYU LVASAR ECHAD (a man will leave his father and his mother and will be joined to his isha (wife), and the two will be one flesh, BERESHIS 2:24).

Mark 10:6-9 OJB But in the beginning of the Beriah (Creation) ZACHAR UNEKEVAH BARA OTAM (Hashem made them male and female). [BERESHIS 1:27,5:2] (7) AL KEN YAAZAV ISH ES AVIV VES IMMO VDAVAK BISHTO (8) VHAYU LVASAR ECHAD (A man will leave his father and his mother and he will be joined to his isha (wife), and the two will be one flesh;) [BERESHIS 2:24] For this reason, they are no longer Shnayim but Basar Echad. (9) Therefore, what Hashem has joined together, let no ben Adam separate.

Matthew 5:32 OJB But I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, except for the DVAR (indecent thing, DEVARIM 24:1) of zenut (fornication), makes her become a noefet (adulteress), and whoever marries a gerusha (divorcee) commits niuf (adultery).

In such time of togetherness there may be no place for disgrace, making sure there is nothing causing one to stumble. We can take an example in ben Dovid Joseph and the teachings of the Nazarene Master, who ordered to the married not to separate from a shidduch or husband. But if she is indeed separated that she remains unmarried or be restored to favour with her husband, and that a husband not send his isha (his woman or his wife) away.

Matthew 1:19 OJB Her shidduch, Yosef [ben Dovid], being a tzaddik and not wanting to humiliate her publicly, planned to deal with the get (divorce) in a private arrangement.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 OJB (10) But to the ones having entered bibrit hanissuim (in covenant of marriage), I charge, not I but Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Adoneinu, an isha is not to separate from her ba’al (husband). [Mal 2:14-16] (11) But, if indeed she is separated, let her remain so, or be reconciled to her basherter; and a ba’al should not leave his isha.

The Kingdom of God or His Royal Garden is a place for pure tzaddik people, who respect each other and respect God’s Word. When nothing is wrong between people there should be no shame. Before the fall the is and isha felt no shame in their eirum (nakedness).

Bereshith 2:25 OJB (25) And they were both arummim (naked ones), the adam and his isha, and were not ashamed.

But with the self-deception of the isha, the Adham also came to believe something about themself that is not true, so called that God held behind something good from them.

By letting her own temptation making itself master over her, she followed her bad thoughts about her Maker, she gave in to the nachash and became deceived. In order to get the advantage for herself and her shidduch (husband) she ate from the Etz HaDa’as Tov v’Rah (Tree of moral) and shared the fruit with him. Adam ate knowingly.

1 Timothy 2:13-14 OJB For Adam was formed rishonah (first), then Chavah. (14) And Adam was not deceived, but the isha, having been deceived, has come to be in averah (transgression).

From the moment they took the fruit and ate from it, there was no escape from their act of breaching of the mitzvah (law) of Elohim. Both their act or their instance of transgressing made instantly them feeling awkward, ashamed. A keen sense of guilt immediately followed their act of sinning. They had placed their own will above the Will of God, which is satan (adversary) against God and by this their intimate fellowship with God was broken. As such the averah or chet (sin) could not be left like that by God.

Genesis 3:7-8 OJB (7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were eirummim (naked ones); and they sewed aleh te’enah (fig leaves) together, and made themselves khagorot (loin covering girdles). (8) And they heard the kol of Hashem Elohim walking in the gan in the cool of the day; and HaAdam and his isha hid from the presence of Hashem Elohim amongst the etz hagan.

Romans 5:12 OJB Therefore, just as through one Adam (one man, humanity, Adam), Chet (Sin) entered into the Olam Hazeh and, through Chet (Sin), entered Mavet (Death); and so Mavet (Death) passed through to kol B’nei Adam (all Mankind, all the sons of Adam), because all sinned.

But not only to mankind was it limited, the entire animal kingdom became also affected by man’s fall.

Jeremiah 12:4 OJB Ad mosai (until when) shall HaAretz mourn, and the esev kol hasadeh (grass of every field) wither, because of the wickedness of them that dwell therein? The behemot are consumed, and the oph; because they said, He [G-d] is blind to our future.

Romans 8:20 OJB For HaBri’ah (the Creation) was subjected to hevel (futility), not willingly, but on account of Him who subjected it, in tikvah (hope),

God knew that mas was going to drift away from Him and that there would come goyim all over the world people not interested in Him and many even going for other gods, worshipping elements of nature and statues. But those people would also put to shame like the first isha. They too shall lick the dust like a serpent and tremble from their strongholds like snakes of the earth. snakes and other animals shall also have to fear man, because the way man was going to look for food was not always going to be kosher.

Micah 7:16-17 OJB The Goyim shall see and be ashamed at all their might; they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. (17) They shall lick the aphar (dust) like the nachash, like crawlers that crawl on eretz (ground) they will come trembling out of their dens; they shall be afraid of Hashem Eloheinu, and shall turn in fear because of Thee.


Preceding articles

From nothingness, except an eternal Being, the Ruach brought into being

From dust and breath into living beings

Created in the image of the Elohim to use their likeness properly

Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker

Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence

Creator and Blogger God 3 Lesson and solution

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #1 Beginning of everything

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #2 Beginning of mankind

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #3 With his partner

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #5 Temptation, assault and curse

The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #6 Curse and solution

Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God

Sources of evil


Additional reading

  1. Man in the image and likeness of the Elohim #9 The Formation of woman #2
  2. The 1st Adam in the Hebrew Scriptures #3 With his partner
  3. Loving and having respect for the woman
  4. Matthew 5:31-32 – 3. The Nazarene’s Commentary on Deuteronomy 24:1
  5. Bible Guidelines for a happy marriage
  6. Forced marriage and Islam
  7. What Does The Bible Say About….Fornication?
  8. Being religious has benefits even in this life
  9. Different assessment criteria and a new language to be found for communicating the faith
  10. Youngsters, parents and the search to root in life
  11. In marriage not wounding each other


Further reading

  1. Who is God?
  2. The Biblical Explanation of Creation
  3. Names Have Consequences
  4. The Bible and the proof needed to support it
  5. Free Will?
  6. Genesis 3:21
  7. God’s Curse
  8. God’s Promise
  9. God’s Provision
  10. Scholarolatry: Part 3
  11. Fighting Temptation – Overcoming
  12. When God Calls He Provides
  13. God’s Curse
  14. Not curses but punishments (Genesis 3) Part 1
  15. Not curses but punishments (Genesis 3) Part 2
  16. Genesis 3, the sin nature of women, good leadership, and female contentment
  17. The Two Shall Be One Flesh
  18. Headship is not authority in marriage Part 3
  19. Husbands and wives summarized
  20. Can’t I Blame Someone Else? – Part 2
  21. “I Don’t Think My Husband Loves Me – How Can I Become a Godly Woman and Wife?”
  22. His Truth Endures To All Generations
  23. Satan Beneath Your Feet
  24. Never Apart From God Are We
  25. Overcoming Broken Relationships
  26. Seed in Itself
  27. 5 Indicators of an Evil and Wicked Heart
  28. Can a nation, who turns away from God, recover?
  29. Obedience
  30. Breaking God’s Heart
  31. God’s Everlasting Presence
  32. Cardinal Caffarra: Satan Hurling ‘Anti-Creation’ at God
  33. Marriage is practice for how to love God
  34. Why do men and women cheat?
  35. By His Grace
  36. Husband & wife torn apart then pulled back together by God’s grace – Lisa Miller testifies
  37. Husbands 2 Surviving the First Year of Marriage
  38. How to Resolve Marriage Fights
  39. Love is… Peeling Tomatoes
  40. German Bishops Offer Nuanced Response to New Marriage Equality Law
  41. Love & Loyalty
  42. Marriage 2


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