3.4) The Overturning of God’s Intention to Create Both the Male and Female in his Image

Another noteworthy evidence for Lilith may be pulled from the fact that only the male was created in God’s image.  It was God’s original intention to have both the man and the woman created in his image.  However, only the male ended up being created in God’s likeness.  This thwarting of God’s intention can only explained by Lilith’s legend. 

In verse 26 God states, “Let us make Adam in our image.”  From this, we see that God wanted both halves of the Adam male / female duo to be made in his likeness.  Recall from the discussion of 3.2.1 that the proper name Adam (Mda) here is in reference to the dual male / female creature.  This notion is confirmed by the grammar of the verse.  It states that God wanted to make Adam in his likeness and that he wanted “them” to rule over the earth.[1]  By saying “them” God was referring to both the male and female he was about to create.[2]  However, as documented in Table 3‑5, God only created ha’adam (the man) in his image.  The sudden change in God’s plans for the dual Adam can only be explained by Lilith’s legend.  The mist arose and preemptively animated the woman in Lucifer’s likeness.  God would have to take an alternate route to finally get his desired dual Adam creature.  He would have to create Eve from Adam’s side. 

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rmay:w 26
and let them rule
as our likeness
in our image
let us make
and said

Table 3‑6: A Transliteration of Ge 1:26

The overturning of God’s intention is also demonstrated by a remarkable phenomena in Genesis.  Once God creates the man, the name “Adam” disappears from Genesis until chapter 4.[3]  Before Ge 4:25, the name Adam appears only twice – Ge 1:26 and 2:5.  Both usages are actually references to a future Adam before he exists.  In Ge 1:25, “Adam” merely refers to the God’s intention to create Adam, and Ge 2:5 simply notes that “Adam” did not yet exist.  In this same span of Genesis, the masculine Adam is referred to 22 times as ha’adam (the man) — Ge 1:27; 2:7 (twice), 8, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25; 3:8, 9, 12, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24; and 4:1. 

Why does the name Adam disappear once God creates the man?  It is because God’s intention to create the dual creature Adam was thwarted when only the male was created in his image.  And why does the name suddenly return to use in Ge 4:25?  That passage states that Adam knew his wife Eve, and they conceived Seth.  With the birth of Seth, God’s originally intended generations for the dual male/female Adam were restored.   This is the beginning of the linage of Adam that God had intended from the beginning.  Therefore, with Eve taken from the man’s side, the dual Adam creature that God had originally intended was in existence and functioning.  After Ge 4:25 Genesis exclusively uses the name Adam instead of ha’adam.  The name Adam is used in Ge 4:25; 5:1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Ha’adam is nowhere used after Ge 4:25. 

[1] The word for “to rule” in verse 26 is radah (hdr – Strongs 7287).  The vahv (w) suffix to radah is a plural feminine pronominal suffix.  Thus, the word translates “let them rule.”

[2] Without the dual creature understanding of Adam, the verse 26 phrase “Let them have dominion” is inexplicable.  Adam is singular, yet the verse speaks of “them” having dominion.  It is probably for this reason that the KJV mistranslates the proper name Adam here as “man.” 

[3] This phenomena is not apparent in the KJV translation.  The KJV correctly renders ha’adam as “the man” most of the time, however ten times it incorrectly renders it as the name Adam — Ge 2:19, 20, 21, 23; 3:8, 9, 17, 20, 21; and 4:1.  The KJV also performs the opposite error.  Twice it renders the name “Adam” as “man” – Ge 1:26 and 2:5.