Re: Who is Lileth?2

Cherie Rawlins (
Sat, 18 Feb 1995 08:51:44

In article <> (Jari Kivela) writes:
>From: (Jari Kivela)
>Subject: Re: Who is Lileth?2
>Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 23:36:47 GMT

> (Keith Dever) writes:

>>Who is Lileth? I have heard that it is a Jewish legend that she preceded
>>Eve. Have any of you anthro-types heard of that legend?

>I have read about her, only that here she is known as Lilith. I don't
>have the article here, but if I remember correctly, she really preceded Eve.
>Another thing I remember is, that she was too independent for Adam, which
>Adam of course couldn't accept. After that she was probably killed or
>expelled from the paradise because of this 'bad nature'. Anyway, she sounded
>like a very fine woman, but because Adam couldn't handle her, she had to be
>taken care of. Then came the Eve, who was more submissive.

>I'm not sure if this is the right group for this kind of discussion. Anyway,
>it's an interesting legend since it tries to punish women just because they
>are independent. In that case it also tells us something, not very flattering,
>about Christianity.

Welllll...... I recently learned that in China, many female babies were killed
in the years of The Tiger because they would be too powerful. So, maybe not
just Christianity.... Maybe just patriarchial systems, hey?