Adam & Eve...& Lilith? Publish the Equal Rights Amendment
For Christians who believe that the Bible is actually the Word of God & not the word of men, Eve was actually the FIRST SLAVE.
Like I mentioned in a previous piece, Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Evidence-of-Censorship-of-the-Bible the Bible is actually an Anthology or Collection of short Stories by DOZENS of Authors beginning with the first several Books of the Old Testament, said to be written by Moses & containing the 10 Commandments.
Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy; however, modern scholars, especially from the 19th century onward, place the books' authorship in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, hundreds of years after Moses is supposed to have lived. Based on scientific interpretation of archaeological, genetic, and linguistic evidence, most mainstream Bible scholars consider Genesis to be primarily mythological rather than historical.
Consider this - Ancient treachery of ALL KINDS were a problem in the Ancient World, including Lies, Slander, Theft & Murder etc.
Why else would mankind NEED the Laws laid down by Moses in the 10 Commandments?
MEN in Biblical times were AWFUL.
The power struggle between the 5 main Christian Factions were not above Lies, Slander & Censorship to become the ruling branch of Christian Theology: the Zealots, the Herodians, the Sanhedrin, the Sadducees, & the Pharisees, as illustrated in the 2015 "Killing Jesus" movie produced by National Geographic.
According to Biblical Scholars the NAME of Lilith comes from both Hebrew & Islamic origins as well as other Ancient Civilizations such as Mesopotamia & Babylon meaning "Night."
So, where is Lilith in the Bible?
The Bible mentions the Lilith only once, as a dweller in waste places (Isaiah 34:14), but the characterization of the Lilith or the lili (in the singular or plural) as a seducer or slayer of children has a long pre-history in ancient Babylonian religion.
Back to this Century, Lilith has appeared in Pop Culture most recently back in the 1990's with a Feminist revival of the Name most notably as the Wife of Dr Frazier Crane in the NBC Sitcom "Frazier," & also in the short-lived Feminist Festival the "Lilith Fair."
Suffice it to say that I, along with many other Feminist Scholars consider the FACT that Misogyny & Sexism have their roots in Ancients times that still ring true today.