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Question of the Week: Do women have more ribs than men?

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Q: Do women have more ribs than men?

A: One of the most persistent arguments used by many to "prove" the Bible is true is that women have more ribs than men. This "fact" is glibly repeated over coffee and donuts or innocently recited to children in Sunday School. After all, the Bible does say that woman was made from one of Adam's ribs.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (Genesis 2:21-22)
These verses tell us how God made the first woman. But would women from that point have more ribs than men? No.
If someone accidentally cut off a finger or lost an arm or leg in an accident, would we expect children he had after the loss to be missing a finger, arm, or leg? If a man has an appendix or gall bladder removed, would his children be born without these organs? Of course, no one would even suggest such a thing. However, in the case of Adam and his rib, this unsupportable concept continues to be propagated.

Continue reading to learn why this idea is not biblically or scientifically accurate, in an article from our new web series, Arguments Christians Should Not Use.

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