From the Bible’s cutting-room floor: Lilith

Posted on 2 January 2013


Bird in Flight croppedLilith was Adam’s first wife. This is part of her story.

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.

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