Lilith is a demon or succubus in Jewish mythology. According to a late forgery alleged to have been written by Ben Sira, Lilith is the first wife of Adam (before Eve). She leaves Eden in a metaphorical version of divorce. She argued that as she and Adam were both made from the earth, they should be equal. After she leaves Eden, she is transformed into a succubus and cursed by God to never find love because her kisses suck the life out of mortal men.
According to Isaiah: "And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place. "Night bird" in this passage can also be translated as "Lilith."
The character of Lilith represents an attempt to reconcile the creation story of Genesis 1:1-2:3 with that given in Genesis 2:4-25. In the first story, man and woman are created together: "male and female he created them." In the second story, God uses Adam's rib to create Eve.
- ↑ https://www.scribd.com/doc/7376632/Lilith
- ↑ Isaiah 34:14 (ESV).
- ↑ Gaines, Janet Howe, "Lilith: Seductress, heroine or murderer?", Bible History Daily, Biblical Archaeology Society.
- ↑ Genesis 1:27. (ESV).
- ↑ Genesis 2:22.