08.04.12 ~ Analysis of Knowledge and of Procreation

http://www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2tb19.htm

According to it, the conjugal union is defined as knowledge. “Adam knew Eve his wife,” which is a translation of the Semitic term jadac.(2) <– Cannot remember where I first learned this. Mom, do you remember?

It was worthwhile, therefore, to reflect on the eloquence of the biblical text quoted and of the word “knew.” In spite of the apparent lack of terminological precision, it allows us to dwell on the depth and dimension of a concept, of which our contemporary language, precise though it is, often deprives us. <– Like a child’s learning to speak consequently creating a potential for a loss of trust of the parent to provide for the child’s needs.

 

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