Adam and Lilith never found peace together; for when he wished to lie with her, she took offence at the recumbent posture he demanded.
‘Why must I lie beneath you?’ she asked. ‘I also was made from dust, and am therefore your equal.’
When Adam tried to compel her obedience by force, Lilith, in a rage, uttered the magic name of God, rose into the air and left him.
From the Bible’s cutting-room floor: Lilith
Posted on 2 January 2013