I am reading from the book of Genesis where it is written,
Genesis 2:20-23 New International Version (NIV)
20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
Taking into account the recent advances in knowledge with regards to "bone marrow", and a procedure that has been introduced into the medical world nicknamed “the Eve procedure.”,It would appear that the "rib bone", that was removed from Adam could now be referred to as a "living bone".To help one understand my reasoning,it is written in the book of Ezekiel that,
Ezekiel 37:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
The Valley of Dry Bones
37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
The bones in the above text are referred to as dry bones and they are not living bones according to what is written in the text.In other words these bones do not contain any living cells.For more understanding please read Adam's rib and the origin of stem cells.
It would appear to myself that God formed Eve out of a living bone because of the presence of bone marrow contained in the rib that God surgically removed from Adam.
My question is,
Is it reasonable to refer to Adams rib as a "living bone" ?
This seems to have great typological significance concerning Christ and the Church.