Rib (2)

Rib (צֵלָע, tseld, Ge 2; Ge 21; Ge 22, a side, as often rendered; Chald. עֲלִע, Da 7:5), the part of Adam taken to form his wife (Genesis ut sup.). SEE EVE.

In the expression "fifth rib" (2Sa 2:23; 2Sa 3:27; 2Sa 4:6; 2Sa 20:10), the original has simply fifth (חֹמֶשׁ, chomesh, "fifth part" in Ge 47:26).

Definition of rib

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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