Of all the misinterpretations in the giant game of Telephone known as the Bible, this may be my favorite theory.
We’ve all heard the story of how Eve was supposedly created from Adam’s rib… even though men and women have the same number of ribs. But Professor Ziony Zevit from the American Jewish University in Maryland wrote in his 2013 book What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden? that this story was really the result of a bad translation. The book, which enjoyed a second life after it was reviewed in a recent issue of the Biblical Archeology Review, explained it this way: