Like many Americans, Bill Cosby owns multiple Bibles—eight, in fact. And, like many Americans, he doesn’t read any of them regularly.

But for a half-century or more, Cosby’s been looking for funny nuggets from the Bible, particularly the book of Genesis. He’s had audiences roaring, imagining poor Noah struggling to build his ark with pairs of animals and cubits of wood.

“Am I on ‘Candid Camera’?” Cosby’s Noah asked.

At 74, the iconic comedian has tackled the Bible again. In his new book, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was),” Cosby devotes a lengthy chapter to what he calls “The Missing Pages” of the story of Adam and Eve.

“Why did God need a rib to make a woman?” he wonders.

And, he says, he can’t figure out how the couple managed to use leaves to cover themselves once they realized they were naked in the Garden of Eden.

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