In The Bible Did Women Come From Men?



Question: 1 Corinthians 11:7-9 says, ‘A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.' That’s pretty conclusive isn’t it? Women came from a man, so evolution has no place in the Word of God!

Answer: This scripture is considered carefully in Genesis for Ordinary People – chapter 16. 

But it may be worth noting here that “Women came from a man” is not what the verses say. The verses say, “woman (singular) came from man.” Paul started this discourse by saying “I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man.” Notice “every man” is plural but the word “woman” is singular. 

Paul was addressing the customs of the Corinthian church meetings. He is not highlighting the route that humanity emerged from, but the route the Christian church emerged from. There was a woman (Eve) who came from a man, whose genealogical line led to Christ being born, leading to the Christian church.