1 Corinthians 6:16

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16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

Literal Reading

This passage is cited here as "accepting" events of early Genesis as literally true. In fact it only proves that Paul quoted Genesis in his argument against prostitution, extrapolating from Adam and Eve to the Christians of his day. This suggests that he expected his Greek readers to have learned about "adam" the common noun in Hebrew, and to appreciate that what Genesis says of Adam and Eve being "one flesh" is relevant to all humanity.

See comment here. —BP

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