16 Women of The Bible that We Don't Talk About Enough
16 Women of The Bible that We Don’t Talk About Enough

16 Women of The Bible that We Don’t Talk About Enough

Trista - April 22, 2019

16 Women of The Bible that We Don’t Talk About Enough
A 19th-century illustration of Lilith by Carl Peollath. Wikimedia.

1. Lilith

Lilith is undoubtedly the ultimate Biblical femme fatale. It is not clear if she was a demon, a woman, or some of both. Ironically, she does not appear in the Bible itself but is frequently written about in Jewish and medieval Christian folklore. Originally an ancient Jewish legend, Lilith was supposedly the first wife of Adam and was created from the same clay as him, rather than a rib as with Eve. She is often depicted as a willful, evil woman who is sexually promiscuous. Her image is usually associated with serpents as well.

In a famous 13th-century Jewish writing, Lilith is described as the first wife of Adam who refuses to submit to his will and leaves the Garden of Eden willingly after mating with the archangel Samael. She is often used to represent the most hated aspects of femininity, at least to the medieval male mind, including sexual wantonness, trickery, and harming children. Lilith can almost be viewed as everything despised and feared about women condensed into one semi-demonic being. While she doesn’t appear in the Bible, she has inspired countless religious legends and influenced the later realms of occultism, mysticism, and horror writings.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

“The Strongest (And Craftiest) Wome In The Bible” Genevieve Carlton, Ranker. n.d.

“Women in the Bible” Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. February 2019

“Abigail” Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. February 2019

“Jochebed” Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. February 2019

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