Garden of Eden
Genesis 2... Man and woman
Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for YHWH Elohim had not sent rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground, but a mist went up from the earth and watered the entire surface of the ground.
TS2009 - Genesis 2:5-6
Genesis 2 zooms in on a certain part of God's Creation. Logically this verse points to Creation day 3 of Genesis 1. Genesis 2 elaborates on man's origin and purpose. It also focuses on a certain step in the creation process mentioned in Genesis 1, namely the creation of man.
And YHWH Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of lives. And the man became a living being.
TS2009 - Genesis 2:7
The elements of the body are found in the Earth's crust. Of course science can tell which elements are present in the body but it has no clue how dead matter turned into incredibly complex life. Every mentally sane and honest person knows from everyday experience that dead matter and mindless naturalistic nature do not form life. It takes a supernatural being like God to make life from the elements. God breathed the first breath into Adam. It is known that the body at birth has lungs filled with fluid which has to be replaced by air. The first breath happens by means of inhalation. There is no air inside the lungs yet to be breathed out. It's a complicated process. We know that generally the first breath goes in and the last breath goes out. God breathed the breath of life into Adam's nostrils. Why not his mouth?
Researchers now know that inhaling through the nose stimulates brain and boosts memory. The nasal cavity has a physical connection to the brain via the olfactory system. It's not surprising that breathing plays a role in for example meditation with which the mind is trained. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word alternatively translated as "extension of the prana" and prana means life force. In eastern philosophy that mind is often called the third eye and it is located somewhere between the eyes and above the eye brows. Not surprisingly the third eye is related to consciousness. It's interesting to note that a baby's first breath goes through the nose because its physical features tend to limit mouth breathing and promote more rapid feeding. It's called obligate nasal breathing.
And YHWH Elohim planted a garden in Eden, to the east, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground YHWH Elohim made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, with the tree of life in the midst of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four heads. [...] And YHWH Elohim took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and to guard it. And YHWH Elohim commanded the man, saying, “Eat of every tree of the garden, but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that you eat of it you shall certainly die.”
TS2009 - Genesis 2:8-10,15-17
Unlike the animals, man was created by God with free will and a sense of morality. In order to have free will man was given a command with a choice. That choice was all about good and evil, which of course is linked to morality. God also said what the consequence would be of man's disobedience to God.
And YHWH Elohim said, "It is not good for the man to be alone, I am going to make a helper for him, as his counterpart." And from the ground YHWH Elohim formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called each living being, that was its name. So the man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field. But for the man there was not found a helper for him, as his counterpart.
TS2009 - Genesis 2:18-20
Before woman was created Adam named all animals. This understates the superiority of man over beast.
So YHWH Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. And the rib which YHWH Elohim had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And the man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called 'woman,' because she was taken out of man." For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, yet they were not ashamed.
TS2009 - Genesis 2:21-25
The deep sleep is like anesthesia. Adam was created from the earth. Eve was created from Adam. According to Interlinear Genesis 2:21 the Hebrew word translated as ribs is "mitztzalotav". According to Interlinear Genesis 2:22 the Hebrew word translated as rib is "hatztzela". Both Hebrew words derive from "tsela" which is usually translated into English as side or chamber. Rib and tissue were taken from Adam to create Eve. Why would a rib be taken? We know that mammals are endowed with rib regeneration and that ribs are the only bones that regenerate after removal. Ribs also contain bone marrow which contains stem cells which can regenerate complete organs. The Book of Genesis is ancient and Moses, who wrote it, was not a surgeon. But the words he wrote were not simply a lucky guess, they make sense. Adam would recover completely from the operation. Adam recognizes the woman as bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. The woman was made from Adam's side to be at man's side.