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Lilith the First Eve Paperback – August 5, 2009
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By way of contrast, here's my totally subjective, non-academic understanding of Lilith:
Lilith was the first wife of Adam, created by G-d to be Adam's equal partner. Even though Lilith is not mentioned specifically by name (the beginning of the slander campaign against her) the Talmudic and mystical sages of Israel picked up on an apparent discrepancy between Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:18. Without going into a lot of the technical exegesis-laden details, Genesis 1:27 describes the creation of a male and a female, while 2:18 describes the creation of Eve. If male and female were already created in 1:27, what's the deal with Eve then being created in 2:18?Read more ›