Where Is Lilith mentioned?



Question: Where is Lilith mentioned in the Bible?

 Answer: Isaiah 34:14 “the lilith also shall settle there, and find for herself a place of rest.” (DBT)

Various versions of the Bible and Bible commentaries have differing ways of translating “Lilith”. A couple of versions translate "Lilith" as it is in Hebrew: “Lilith”, others go for “night monster” or “screech owl” or “she demon”. 

There is no doubt that translators and commentaries struggle to find the correct meaning for Lilith. Ellicott’s commentary remarks on the King James Version's translation of "Lilith" as "screech owl" thus: “while the 'screech-owl' is the Lilith, the she-vampire, who appears in the legends of the Talmud as having been Adam’s first wife.

Isaiah 34:14 is the only place in the Bible where the word Lilith is used.

Lilith seems to crop up here and there, for instance in C.S.Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia.

There are lessons for us to learn regarding Lilith.

Paul