The legend of Adam's first wife, Lilith

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Dinosaur, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

    The first chapter (perhaps the first few verses) of Genesis describes the creation of both a male & a female on the (I think) 6th day. Later (perhaps in the second chapter), Adam is described as the only creature without a mate. He is put to sleep & Eve is created using flesh from his side (The use of a rib is a mistranslation of the original text).

    The above seems to imply the creation of a woman prior to Eve, resulting in various myths & novels about a woman usually called Lilith. The name cannot be found in the bible & I am not sure of its origin.

    In some myths/novels, Lilith & her descendants are evil. In other myths/novels, she & and her progeny are good. In all the stories, I have read she & her descendants have special abilities/powers.

    I am an atheist who views religious writings as interesting.

    What do those who profess to be Christians or Jews think about the the above?

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