The Origins of Lilith | Adam’s First Wife?

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According to medieval Jewish folklore, Lilith is a demon who was Adam’s first wife before Eve. But where did this idea come from? Dive into the 4,000-year-long history of Lilith, the terrifying demoness.

00:00 Intro
1:00 Mesopotamian Origins: lilu-demons
4:15 Named Mesopotamian demonesses
6:04 Lilith in the Hebrew Bible
8:24 Lilith in 2nd Temple and Rabbinic Judaism
12:12 Adam’s First Wife?
14:51 Lilith in Kabbalah
15:22 The Lilith ‘rebrand’

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