A Summary of Evidences in the Bible that Support the Existence of Lilith
To put forth a coherent argument supporting Lilith's existence based on Genesis, I have collected
together 19 Biblical evidences I have discovered that support her case. Although each piece of
evidence considered individually makes an inconclusive argument, when they are weighed together
as a whole, they form a cogent and hefty case for such a conclusion. The first eight support the notion
of a woman created before Eve whom was in rivalry with Adam. The next seven support the notion
that this first created woman was the Serpent. The final two establish that there was a demoness
named Lilith who matched all of Lilith’s legend’s critical features and that this demoness was linked to
the curses of the bitter water trial. Not all facets of the Lilith legend are supported by the collected
evidences, but most are. Many of the remaining unsupported elements of the legend are easily
assumed extrapolations of events that must have taken place. The evidences are briefly discussed
below. They will be covered in more detail in following sections.
1. There are creation accounts of two women in Genesis. The first woman is made from dust at
the same time as Adam. The second is created later from Adam’s side. The creation account of the
second woman, Eve, comes in Ge 2:21-25. Those passages clearly indicate Eve was created from
Adam’s side. The first woman’s creation is told three times, once in Ge 1:26-29, again in Ge 2:4-8, and
briefly recapped in Ge 5:1-2. All three accounts imply both Adam and this woman were created at the
same time using dust (and muck) from the ground. Although a cursory English reading of the second
account appears to show this woman missing, there are numerous evidences in the literal Hebrew
that a woman named Adamah was created with Adam at this time, and that her body was watered by a
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2. A careful reading of the Hebrew in the detailed creation account of Adam reveals that a woman
was created at the same time. The passages declare that they are documenting the creation of “the
generations of the heavens and of the earth”. This odd phraseology refers to two rival generations
being created at that time. Those generations are that of “the man” (Adam) and that of “the woman” (i.
e. Adamah or Lilith). Adam’s generation would be that of the earth, taking after the likeness of God’s
animating breath from heaven. Lilith’s generations would be that of the heavens, taking after the
likeness of the fallen Watchers and Lucifer’s animating waters. These waters came from a mist
breaking up through the ground during Adam’s creation (Ge 2:6).
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3. In the first and third creation accounts of a man and woman in Ge 1:26-29 and Ge 5:1-2, the
passages clearly states that when the male and female were created, only the male was created in
God’s image. The female not being created in God’s image is consistent with Lilith. She was created
by God, but not in His image, for a demonic mist arouse from the ground and animated her in it’s image
instead (Ge 2:6). Note that Eve would bear God’s image, for she was taken out of Adam’s side.
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4. Conflicting commands of God to the two women of the creation accounts above further indicate
they must be different individuals. Ge 1:26-29 states that after the first woman and Adam were
created, God gave freedom to both to eat the fruit of every tree. All trees were allowed. However,
Eve could have never received permission to eat of every tree. This is because after Adam was
moved to the Garden but before Eve was created in Ge 2:18-25, God warns Adam that he may no
longer eat of every tree. God warns that he could not eat of the tree of knowledge and that he must
“guard” the garden (Ge 2:15-17). Thus the prohibition against eating all trees is already in place
before Eve’s creation. She cannot be the woman referenced in Ge 1:26-29 whom God grants
permission to eat of all trees.
5. In Ge 5:2 God gave a single name “Adam” to denote both the female and male. This single name
supports a dual simultaneous creation from dust for Adam and his first mate. It also implies that the
name of Adam’s first female would be Adamah, as the feminine form of Adam comes is adamah, which
means “ground” and is the root from which the name Adam is derived. This supports the word-play in
Ge 2:6 which states that the face of the Adamah (i.e. Lilith) was watered by the mist. This is consistent
with the legend of Lilith’s creation from muck and mud.
6. Lilith explains why God rescinded permission to eat of every tree; why the tree of knowledge
came to exist; and why Adam had to guard the garden.
7. Lilith explains Adam’s lonely state in Ge 2:18. As the literal Hebrew of Ge 2:18 confirms, God did
not create Adam alone, but rather Adam “became alone” after some time. Lilith explains how Adam
became alone. She also explains the timing of Eve’s creation after Adam’s unsuccessful search
among the beasts of the field (which includes Lilith) for a mate.
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8. In Ge 2:18 the literal Hebrew states that Eve was made as a helpmate for Adam “like one shown
before him”. This odd phraseology implies a woman companion was physically shown to Adam before
Eve existed. It even implies that Eve was made as a replacement for this first woman. This is all
consistent with Lilith.
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9. After Eve’s creation in Ge 2:23, Adam awakes and exclaims upon seeing her, “This time is this!”
The Hebrew term for “this time”, hapa’am, is used when an event repeats and the subsequent event is
being compared to the first. It could perhaps best be understood in English as “at this iteration”. So
Adam could understood as saying, “At this iteration is this!”, in reference to Eve standing before him.
Adam’s use of this word implies that he is comparing Eve’s creation to a previous creation, namely
Lilith’s. The point of his comparison is that “this time” the result was “bone from my bone and flesh
from my flesh”, as opposed to Lilith’s creation from dust, or rather mud.
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10. The Serpent was not a snake, but rather the most cunning mammal. This is consistent with the
serpent being Lilith. Ge 3:1 clearly states that the serpent was the most cunning “beast of the field”.
In Genesis this term refers to higher mammals that are soulish creatures with developed minds and
emotions. The term does not apply to reptiles or lower animals. Lilith best fits the unique description
as the most cunning of these mammals. She is considered a beast and not human because she does
not bear the spirit and image of God, but rather that of her father Lucifer. And with the mind of man
and animating spirit of Lucifer, she is certainly the most cunning.
11. The Hebrew noun translated “Serpent”, nachash, is strongly suggestive of a human speaking
through an indwelling demonic spirit. This is consistent with Lilith. Nachash comes from the verb root
nechash, which means ‘to divine’ or ‘divination’. The root originally meant ‘to hiss’ or ‘to whisper’. It
came to mean ‘to divine’ because it was used to describe the whispers of the soothsayers, whom
obtain their powers through the whispering voice of an indwelling demonic spirit. These inhabited
soothsayers were predominately women. The only creature recorded in the Bible as experiencing
nechash divination is man. In the Bible the noun nachash (“serpent”) always refers to a demonically
inhabited creature of cursing. If the Serpent is human, Lilith provides the only possible origin of that
12. Lilith best explains Leviathan, which is the most famous nachash Serpent of the Bible.
Leviathan is commonly recognized as Lucifer in the form of the Serpent of the garden. Leviathan is
described In Job 26:13 and Isa 27:1 as a winged Serpent fleeing from before God and dwelling in the
seas. This matches Lilith’s legend of fleeing on wing from the garden and her subsequent oceanic
abode. 1 Enoch confirms that Leviathan dwells in the seas, and adds that Leviathan is female. This
again matches Lilith. Psalm 74:14 speaks of God crushing the heads of Leviathan. This matches God’s
curse on the Serpent in Genesis that Eve’s seed in the form of Messiah would crush the head of the
13. Job 26:13 implies the Serpent Leviathan’s creation was analogous to that of Adam – that it was
fashioned by God through twisting and manipulating of earth into a golem. This similar creation
supports the notion that the Serpent was created at the same time as Adam and in a similar fashion.
This is consistent with the Serpent being the first woman, Lilith, created from dust of the earth.
14. The Serpent’s extreme intelligence and ability to speak is best explained by it being human.
The Lilith legend provides the only real explanation for the origins of this human. The general tenor
of Genesis implies that the Serpent’s intelligence and ability to speak is not supernatural or
unexpected, but rather the natural created state of the being. It certainly did not surprise Adam or
Eve to see the Serpent talking. It is inconceivable that they would express no surprise over seeing
an animal speaking. The Zohar (Pekudei: Passage 454) also holds that the Serpent’s ability to speak,
its cunningness, and its power of seduction were all native to it. Samael (Lucifer) rode the Serpent
and used these innate abilities to his advantage.
15. Job 26:13 and Isa 27:1 speak of a continual and eternal connection between Lucifer and the
Serpent Leviathan. This is best explained by the Serpent being fathered of Lucifer and animated in
his likeness, because the Serpent’s habitation or possession by Lucifer would be a temporary and
reversible condition. A continual and eternal connection between Lucifer and the Serpent cannot be
achieved by mere spiritual habitation. Demonic spirits can be exorcized from their host. The Lilith
legend provides an explanation for this irreversible fusing event with the Serpent. Lucifer became
the animating father spirit of the Serpent Lilith when his mist broke through from the depths of the
earth and watered the ground of her creation. Lucifer became her fathering spirit just as God had
become Adam’s fathering spirit, and Lucifer’s spirit could no more be separated from Lilith than could
God’s spirit be separated from Adam.
16. The strong parallels between God’s curses laid out against Eve and the Serpent in Ge 3:15
imply that the Serpent, like Eve, was a woman and a would-be mother. Both were said to be the
source of two rival seeds. The Serpent’s seed would bruise the heal of Eve’s seed, but Eve’s seed
would crush the head of the Serpent.
17. The curses handed out to the Serpent and to Eve in Ge 3:14-16 are the same as those of the
bitter water trial for the wayward adulterous wife in Nu 5:10-31. The Serpent’s curses match those of
the adulterous wife, and Eve’s curse in childbirth matches that experienced by the innocent woman of
the trial. The Serpent, in the role of the defiled Sotah, eats dust and is cursed in her belly, and she
shall be slain by the promised seed of the innocent woman. Eve, as the innocent woman in the trial,
shall temporarily endure the curse of pain in childbirth, but she shall be saved by her seed. This
strong parallelism further solidifies the identification of the Serpent as an adulterous female whom
has gone astray from under her husband, Adam.
18. Isa 34 describes a demon named “Lilith” as a deadly birdlike creature with wings and as the
slayer of stray younglings. A snake makes a nest with Lilith and is innately fused with her, such that
the two are considered one being. She dwells in the midst of the sea and shares her abode with
certain angels cast out of heaven. In a day of cursing and judgment, the waters of her abode whither
such that streams of water become molten tar, and the dust of the earth becomes burning brimstone.
Isaiah’s entire description of Lilith matches her legend. The withering waters and fiery curses mirror a
bitter water curse, with which the spirit of Lilith is associated.
19. In Proverbs 30 a demoness titled Alukah is described as having a mystical power like that of
the bitter water cursing agent in a Sotah trial, which is the spirit of Lilith. When two type of barren
women are given over to the power of Alukah’s curse, two difference outcomes are possible. For the
woman who survives the ordeal, Alukah’s curses somehow grant her a promised seed, but to the
other barren woman of the trial, Alukah brings the curses of death. In Rabbinic tradition Alukah’s rich
and detailed mythos matches enumerable aspects of Lilith. Alukah was the mother of alukah, which
are female vampires called estries. Common attributes between alukah and the spirit of Lilith
includes: 1) both had winged flight and a birdlike appearance, 2) both engaged in the murder of
children, 3) both of their powers were activated by unleashing their hair, 4) both of their cursed
powers could be revitalized by deceitful eating, 5) both were constrained by an oath, 6) saying “amen”
concerning either women was dangerous, 7) the death or banishment of both was effectively brought
about by filling her mouth with earth.