Bible Question:

Was the first woman called Lilith? When was Eve created? Was it on the sixth day or after the sixth day since Adam was busy naming the animals?

Bible Answer:

According to the 2001 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, there is a Jewish tradition that says Lilith was Adam’s first wife. Here is the quote from Grolier,

In Jewish tradition, Lilith was the original wife of Adam; she was turned out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she refused to submit to his authority. Lilith slept with Adam after his expulsion from the garden and gave birth to the evil spirits; according to another story the evil spirits were born of her union with the devil. In later legend Lilith became a succubus, a demon who caused nocturnal emissions and the birth of witches and demons called lilim. She was also believed to steal and kill children, and charms were used to protect them from her.

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The Bible never mentions Lilith. One cannot find Lilith in any Jewish sacred texts or commentaries as far as I know. This is strictly myth. The Bible says that both Adam and Eve were created on the same day.

And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (NASB) Genesis 1:27

We have to go to Genesis 1:31 to see that God did this on the sixth day. It is important to remember that Adam was a perfect being. He would have been very brilliant and mentally fast. So he would have had no problem counting the animals. He would have been able to do this very fast.


The first woman was Eve and she was created on the same day as Adam.