In Genesis 2 we hear that God creates woman out of Adam.
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;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
My question is why create woman out of a rib of Adam? God can create from nothing, or He can create from anything, but it just has always sounded weird. Not that I’m calling anything God does as weird at all, but I am just mystified by the whole story. It must be something to do with man is meant to be with a woman, but is there more in to this than that? Why a rib and not a bit of blood? Why did God need to open Adam up rather than just take it?
Sorry if the question is a rather strange one. Hopefully awaiting some good discussion.