Eve was Adam’s counterpart, formed from Adam’s rib by the hands of God himself. In the original Hebrew, Adam named Eve “Chavah” because she was “the mother of all living.” In Hebrew tradition, names hold deep symbolic meaning. Chavah is a derivative of the Hebrew word Chayah, which means “Life.” But Chavah doesn’t simply mean, “Life.” It connotes many other meanings as well, such as the culmination of life, the creation of life, and humility in life.

Before God made Eve, he said, Continue Reading