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there is a story that GOD first created adam and another woman named 'Lilyth' se

  1. white atlantic profile image60
    white atlanticposted 7 years ago

    there is a story that GOD first created adam and another woman named 'Lilyth' separately and...

    after the clash between adam and her and because of their complaint of each other finally god destroyed her and created Eve from Adam........any one know that story?

  2. markgamble profile image56
    markgambleposted 7 years ago

    Their was a symbolic of Adam n Lilith. When having sex, Lilith wanted to be on top which represented that the women wanted control. Not so said the Lord. Lilith was placed out of the garden while Adam was asleep, the Lord had taken a bone from him and made another women. I honestly believe that Lilith was from Satan while Eve was from God. Just my opinions, no harm intended.

  3. Rishy Rich profile image73
    Rishy Richposted 7 years ago

    Yes...not most but many people are aware of the story. A good explanation could be that OT, NT & other branches of Abrahamic religions originated from middle-eastern myths & legends which comprised many absurd & unethical teachings. Later times, the good parts were highlighted & bad parts were deliberately left aside....but some of them survived like this one.

  4. Deaconess profile image58
    Deaconessposted 7 years ago

    This story has been passed down throughout the generations, from mother to daughter. The OT as we know it, is the male version of things, written for other men. This is the female side of things, preserved through oral tradition, for other women. The version I heard from my own mother:

    God created the species of adam (meaning "dirt"), both male and female. The female called herself Lilith, the male called himself Ish. Neither of them knew how to have a relationship, as they had no examples and such, and so they fought all the time.

    Lilith got so mad at Ish one day after a fight over who would be 'on top' that she left him.

    Ish was so upset over this, that he cried all the time and wasn't doing the job he was created for very well. God decided it was not good for Ish to be alone, so God decided to make another woman. Ish begged God to make the second woman out of one of his ribs, to make sure the woman would never leave his side. God told him that wouldn't work right, but removed one of Ish's ribs anyway, to show him... indeed Ish saw, and said that it was just a "bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, it is a'isha, a piece of ish." God then returned the removed rib to dust... and proceeded to create the third woman.

    This third Woman was created not from the dirt, nor from a part of Adam, but from divine inspiration and she would be ezer kenegdo (literally "equal to help from God") for Ish... and it was not Ish, but God who named her: Eve.

    It was Eve who gave Ish the forbidden fruit... but it was not in disobedience of God, but rather, as God's instrument, as this was the only way that Ish could be given a conscience and begin practicing free will. Eve herself, already possessed this knowledge... she was afterall, an extension of God, and being so divinely inspirational, she didn't even have to lie to get Ish to take a bite of it.

    After this incident, Ish and Eve were not kicked out of a garden, but rather, humankind was jarred out of ignorance which was bliss, east of eden (from the assyrian edeni, which means depression), when they were given control over their own lives, complete with responsibilities and consequences that come w/ it.

    Since Lilith didn't have any forbidden fruit, she had no knowledge of the difference between good and evil, nor control over herself, running wild all over the earth, without conscience or shame... which is what humankind would be like today, if Ish had never taken the fruit from Eve.

  5. profile image54
    steve writesposted 7 years ago

    God created Adam and Lilith. However there was a falling out betwwen the two, the most popular version being that Adam wanted to procreate in the missionary position. Lilith being coequal would not place herself under a man. When Adam tried to force himself on her she fled. Later having no helpmate for adam god created eve from the rib of Adam. He pulled the acrhtypical Light from lilith and placed it in eve. Thus lilith became queen of the darkness. In new Testament times Lilith possessed Mary Magdalene who already had the light aspect. So Mary became the second Eve as the Jesus was the second Adam.

  6. dabeaner profile image55
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Is that "true" about the "positions"?  If so, Lilith sounds like a lot more fun.  Love those cowgirl positions -- forward and reverse.

  7. www.lookseenow profile image60
    www.lookseenowposted 7 years ago

    Read in Genesis how Adam felt keenly the tension—showing  it by trying to self-justify his actions.  In attempting to pass blame he did upbraid God:  "the woman that you gave to be with me, she made me do it!"  Did that work; did Adam get away with his plea-bargaining?

    (Genesis 3:17-19)  “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and took to eating from the tree cursed is the ground on your account.  In pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life." 

    It will not be easy for Adam, because he had left his creator Jehovah leaves him.  From henceforth Adam was to till the fields, but thorns and thistles it will grow.  He was to eat the vegetation of the field.  While you sweat, Adam you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken—dust you are and to dust you will return. 

    It was not as if they had no prior knowledge of what was good or evil, God had already told them it would be wrong, or bad to eat from that tree.  He also warned of the bad consequences of disobeying this restriction, namely death.  Now that would be bad.  Adam knew this and so did Eve, because she had information given to her by her head that she could pass on to the enquiring serpent.  Adam’s indictment was the disregarding of the divine will. 

    (Genesis 4:1-2)  Life goes on, though, apparently, God had not altered the divine mandate to be fruitful, become many, and fill the earth.  Jehovah had not taken away the reproductive powers of Adam and his wife Eve,  but God had told her when sentencing the rebel pair, that she should bring forth children with birth pangs.

  8. Sethareal profile image76
    Setharealposted 6 years ago

    One place that popularizes this myth is in the White Wolf pen and paper games such as Vampire the Masquerade where Cain after being cursed to wander the earth, meets Lilith and she becomes like his mother. According to a lot of Jewish myth demons are not represented like in Christianity but are more like "Loki" in Scandinavian or the "coyote" in some Native American groups. The demons are a separate race from humans that were spawned by Lilith, it is because of superstitions about these demons that the mourner's Kadish is said in Aramaic or the common tongue and not Hebrew, so that if there are any demons present in the room they can understand it.

    All in all I think the Lilith myth is very interesting although I do not believe it is ever mentioned in the traditional canons of Judaism or Christianity.

 
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