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2:23 This . . . Man. Man’s first poem, his only recorded statement prior to the Fall, celebrates his wife’s kinship and companionship with him.
called. His twofold naming of her entails his authority in the home (3:20; cf. Num. 30:6–8). In ancient times the authority to name implied authority to govern (v. 19; 1:5 and notes).