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Why is the story of Lilith,

Adam's first wife, not in the Bible?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Dec. 14, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (42)
  • I don't know about her......tell us.

    Answer by EireLass at 12:54 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • "Lilith refused to lie below Adam, and thus set the archetypal example for later feminists. God allegedly threatened her by decreeing if she did not submit to Adam, that “one hundred of her children would die every day.” Lilith chose exile."


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • If she's not in the bible, how do you know about her? God created Eve first, so she would be Adam's first wife.

    Answer by feesharose at 1:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • "The passage in Genesis 1:27 — "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (before describing a mate being made of Adam's rib and being called Eve in Genesis 2:22) is sometimes believed to be an indication that Adam had a wife before Eve. "


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • Feesharoe, The bible HAS been altered! Do you read any other texts besides the Bible? The more you read, the more you know the Bible is missing a great deal.

    Lilith came before Eve. Eve was created as a replacement to Lilith when she would not return to Adam after God requested her to. Lilith preferred exile to life with Adam.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • You do know that you're not to take the speaking of the Bible literally. Meaning "refused to lie below" doesn't necessarily mean laying underneath in a sexual way. It's about heirarchy.
    That's like when parents take that phrase "spare the rod, spoil the child", and take a stick to the kid in a beating. That's absolutely not what it means. When you read the entire passage it speaks in like to a shephard leading his flock....THAT's what "sparing the rod" is about. Leading, not beating.
    Don't take a sentence and come up with a whole the entire passage.

    Answer by EireLass at 1:23 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • Lilith is a part of Jewish mythic folk tradition. Eve was Adam's first wife. The story of Lilith was concocted out a few verses in the original text.
    This basically stems from the Jews mixing with the Pagans. There is a lot of history here, must dig out my books to refresh my memory.

    Answer by Lexylex at 2:05 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • Oooh, this is interesting! I've never heard of Lilith. You say it's Jewish mythic folk tradition? Where can I look for more information?

    Answer by TeeJai at 2:37 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • I never heard of Lilith either. Another mystery!

    Answer by rhope4 at 3:34 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • all i know about Lillith, other that the being the first woman idea, is that she is the name sake for the Lilith Fair & a lotta Feminists & Lesbians use her as a story of female empowerment.

    Answer by okmanders at 5:37 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

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