11/16/12

Lilith--The First Wife?

 
Have you ever heard of Lilith, as in Adam (of Adam and Eve fame) and Lilith?

I first heard of her when I was a teen. Her existence sure threw a wrench into my thinking. If you watch horror movies as I did as a teen, she's often named as the mother of all evil. That didn't seem fair, so I started researching.

As I dug for the historical facts, the sordid story of Adam's 1st wife emerged from the few scant verses in the Bible wrapped in mystery:

  • the creation and male & female from the dirt (Where did she go?)
  • the creation of Eve from Adam's rib
  • and this curse on someone called Lilith mentioned in Isaiah.

What did it all mean?

The GodSquad tackles the Lilith question and wraps thing up rather neatly.

http://www.arcamax.com/religionandspirituality/godsquad/s-566292

 
But they don't go into the thorny issue of the possibility of Lilith as the snake that tempted Eve.

 
Want to learn more? Here's another set of resources:  http://jewishchristianlit.com/Topics/Lilith/pics.html
http://www.lilithgallery.com/library/lilith/Lilith-Gallery.html

What do you think of the Lilith story? Feel free to comment below.

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