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Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Rib

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Genesis 2:21 (c) This probably signifies that the act of becoming a Christian is wholly and entirely from and of GOD as the rib was a part of Adam and was taken out of him. The conviction of sin is from GOD. Interest in our eternal welfare is from Him. The Word was given by Him and our knowledge of the Word was imprinted by Him. He gives the faith to be saved. He reveals Himself to us and then He gives us His own life. "Salvation is of the Lord" as this rib was "of" Adam. Eve represents the Church. It is a picture also of the fact that the Church (rib). came from CHRIST, is a part of CHRIST, the last Adam, and lives because of His life.

Daniel 7:5 (b) Here is indicated the ferocity and devastating effect of this Medio-Persian kingdom in destroying the Babylonian kingdom and retaining some of the fragments of its characteristics. The three ribs represent the three great kings of Babylon.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Rib'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/r/rib.html. 1957.

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