Scholars tend to date the Alphabet between the 8th and 10th centuries AD.(The attribution to the sage Ben Sira is considered false, with the true author unknown.) The amulets used against Lilith that were thought to derive from this tradition are in fact, dated as being much older.

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Her story was greatly developed, during the middle-ages, in the tradition of Aggadic midrashim, the Zohar and Jewish mysticism.

She appears as a night demon in Jewish folkore and as a screech owl in Isaiah in the King James version of the Bible. In later folklore, “Lilith” is the name for Adam’s first wife.

The phonetic name “Lilith” is traditionally thought to have originated in Ancient Israel somewhere around 700 BC, despite post-dating even to the time of Moses.

The name “Lilith” is basicaly a female nisba from the word “LYL” that means, night.

These figures were depicted as anthropomorphic, winged bulls, associated with wind.

They were thought to guard palaces, cities, houses, and temples.Literally translating to nocturnal “female night being/demon”.The earliest reference to a demon similar to Lilith and companion of Lillake/Lilith is on the Sumerian king list, where Gilgamesh’s father is named as Lillu.Lilith claims that since she and Adam were created in the same way they were equal and she refuses to submit to him: After God created Adam, who was alone, He said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone.’ He then created a woman for Adam, from the earth, as He had created Adam himself, and called her Lilith. She said, ‘I will not lie below,’ and he said, ‘I will not lie beneath you, but only on top.For you are fit only to be in the bottom position, while I am to be the superior one.’ Lilith responded, ‘We are equal to each other inasmuch as we were both created from the earth.’ But they would not listen to one another.The concept of Eve having a predecessor is not exclusive to the Alphabet, and is not a new concept, as it can be found in Genesis Rabbah.