ancients: he elsewhere says also, that the blood of animals was forbidden
to be eaten, as having in it soul and spirit, Antiq. B. III. ch. 11. sect.
This man was called Adam, which in the Hebrew tongue signifies one that
is red, because he was formed out of red earth, compounded together;
for of that kind is virgin and true earth. God also presented the living
creatures, when he had made them, according to their kinds, both male and
female, to Adam, who gave them those names by which they are still called.
But when he saw that Adam had no female companion, no society, for there
was no such created, and that he wondered at the other animals which were
male and female, he laid him asleep, and took away one of his ribs, and
out of it formed the woman; whereupon Adam knew her when she was brought
to him, and acknowledged that she was made out of himself. Now a woman
is called in the Hebrew tongue Issa; but the name of this woman
was Eve, which signifies the mother of all living.