Bone of My Bones
Overview: The creation story concludes with the formation of Eve as a precursor to the institution of marriage and a requisite to the command to be fruitful and multiply. Although Adam lived under the favor of God in a pristine environment with the ability to be productive in his work and creative with his mind, his life apart from human companionship was still incomplete. The Lord filled this void by fashioning the woman as Adam’s helper. Using different material but with the same care as before, God formed the woman and brought her to the man. Adam’s response of praise, gratitude, and commitment is followed by a pronouncement on the covenant nature of marriage. The original audience would have thus captured the undertones of human vitality and covenant fidelity as they experienced life together in a fallen world.