Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Death of Matthew Henry

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Friday, 22nd June 1714

Matthew Henry, a non-conformist minister, died 306 years ago today. He is best known for this comment on Genesis and gender relations: "the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved."