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Female Gender, its Significance and Why God Created it

The Female Gender is often decried today. Here’s what it represents from a Godly perspective.

The Female Gender. Do we need it? What is their purpose, if any? Why did God create them like they are?
The Female Gender. Do we need it? What is their purpose, if any? Why did God create them like they are?

Genesis 1.26–27 And God said, Let us make man (all of humanity) in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over…

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female (H5647) created he them.


נְקֵבָה nᵉqêbâh nek-ay-baw’; from H5344 (נָקַב); female (from the sexual form):
KJV — female.


נָקַב nâqab naw-kab’; a primitive root; to puncture, literally (to perforate, with more or less violence) or figuratively (to specify, designate, libel):
KJV — appoint, blaspheme, bore, curse, express, with holes, name, pierce, strike through.

Bore, Hole, Pierce

2 Kings 12:9

But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored (H5344) a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.

Haggai 1:6

You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes (H5344).

2 Kings 18:21

Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it (H5344): so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

Female, her name expresses her purpose

Numbers 1:17

And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed H5344 by their names:

Isaiah 62:22

And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shalt be called by a new name H5344, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Male and female, preeminence and hole, Christ and the Church.

Sam’s reflexions

The day after this article was initially published, the anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege received the Nobel Peace Prize. In the context of the state of our world and the Bible identity of females, It is precisely the female identity that is being attacked. In the wake of the MeToo movement, what happens in Syria and the Congo, represented by Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, is atrocious. No words can express the sheer horror of sexual harassment, rape, and the impalement of female genitals. At least this Nobel Peace Prize will bring some focus to the crux of female identity.

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Sam Kneller

Biblical Hebrew is my passion, the basis of my writing. I ministered & reside in Paris, FR. My books reveal the Bible is a 21st C. handbook.