In the TanakhEdit
There is only one reference to Lilith in the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh, in Isaiah 34:14. This has sometimes been translated as "Lilith" in English translations but has also been translated in many other ways, such as "night monster". It was translated as "screech owl" in the King James Bible.
In later literatureEdit
The earliest extant written account of Lilith is found in The Alphabet of Ben-Sira, believed by most modern scholars to have been written between the 8th and 10th centuries CE.
G-d created a second mate for, Adam, Eve, forming her out of one of Adam's ribs.
Lilith left Eden and has been wandering the Earth ever since. She is perceived as a threat to boys and young men.
The origin of the story may be found in Genesis, in which there appear to be two different accounts of the creation of woman, at Genesis 1:27, in which it is said that G-d created male and female, and Genesis 2:22, which states that Eve was made from a part of Adam's body.
Belief in Lilith likely long pre-dates The Alphabet of Ben Sira . There is a tradition of placing an amulet inscribed with the names of three angels, around the neck of newborn baby boys to protect them from Lilith
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