How and why was the myth of Lilith replaced by the myth of Eve in ancient Hebrew mythology?

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  • barty
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Lilith didn't fit in with the doctrine that was being taught in later times, so she got turned into a scary night creature while the submissive, compliant Eve became the mother of all humans.

  • 1 month ago

    It wasn't.

    The story of Eve as the sole wife of Adam dates to no later than the 6th c. B.C.E.

    The earliest-known account of Lilith as the "first wife" of Adam dates to no earlier than the 8th c. C.E.

    That's ***at the very least*** 1,200 years between

    - Adam married only Eve

    and (1,200 years or more later)

    - Adam married Lilith first, then Eve

  • 1 month ago

    Sumerian literature speaks of the "lilutu", which were female demons. The ancient Hebrews, who originated in the same part of the world, doubtless had the same concept. However, no Jewish sources that we possess connect "Lilith" with Adam until the Babylonian Talmud, which is dated 500-600 C. E. Eve did not replace her. She is an add-on.

  • 1 month ago

    Lilith was made up by men, never existed and is not written of in the Bible.

    The story of Lilith is a myth and a lie.

    • Believeth
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      No Lilith is the myth, Eve was the wife of Adam.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because Lilith left Adam for Frasier

  • 1 month ago

    Lilith was a folk tale.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
    • Hindusufi
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      There is no evidence for that.  The Bible is not evidence.

  • Michze
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Lilith wanted to be equal with Adam but Adam wanted her to submit to him so she left. Eve was submissive.

  • 1 month ago

    Lilith was uppity, not a team player. One of the current feminist mindsets.

  • 1 month ago

    Lilith has nothing to do with the Bible...GOD MADE EVE FOR ADAM WHICH IVE SAID 344 TIMES!!

    • Acetek1 month agoReport

      oh fireball you are such fool. nobody cares what you have said 344 times. nobody cares what you have to say at all

  • 1 month ago

    Adam never had a first wife called Lilith. Eve was Adam one and only wife.

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