Larry Crabb: Fully Alive
This stuff really freaks me out, so I would like to hear what others think of it. First, Crabb defines women from the etymological root of neqebah, as “bored with a hole,” and then he defines man in this way,
Zakar means “to leave a mark, to make an impact.” In ancient Near East culture, the word referred to a king’s assistant, to a man charged with the important privilege of reminding the king of matters that required his royal attention. … Zakar came to mean someone who remembers something important…
Now here is what he writes about women.
On Christianity Today, Crabb summarizes it like this,
Neqebah (female) means one who is open to receive, has an invitational style of relating. And zakar (male) means one who remembers something important and then does it.
Men do important things and women are open to receive? Men are assistants to the king, and women are a box with a hole bored in it? Is there something wrong with my eyesight?
The chapter on men has been removed from the Google books preview, but there was nothing about how the soul of a man is shaped like an object which does a menial task of creating a hole in something. So women get to go out in public with souls shaped like vaginas, and men are important people.