Does “a suitable helper for him” in Genesis 2:18 & 20 speak about a defining gender role for women? Does the Bible teach that all women are the auxiliaries, or helpers, of men? Continue reading»
A Suitable Helper
What does the Hebrew word “kenegdo” mean in the phrase “ezer kenegdo” found in Genesis 2:18 & 20? Was the first woman made to be a subordinate help? A suitable help? Or a similar help?
In this article I look at the meaning and grammar of the Hebrew word “kenegdo”, and at the way it is translated in the Septuagint, the ancient Greek Translation of the Old Testament. Continue reading»
How does the Septuagint translate “a suitable helper for him” in Genesis 2:18 and 2:20? In particular, what is the Greek word translated as “helper” here? Continue reading»