Adam Became Alone
Perhaps the most direct and profound evidence for the existence of Lilith comes from Ge 2:18. The literal
Hebrew of verse relates that God declared it was not good that Adam “had become alone”. This asserts
that before Eve’s creation, there existed a period of time where Adam was not alone and had a
companion, and that something must have transpired to make him become alone. Only Lilith explains
Ge 2:18 (My Literal)
And said Jehovah God, it is not good the man had become alone. I shall make for him a help as shown before him.
The key word reveling that Adam became alone is hayowt (twyh). Hayowt is 3rd person perfect tense of
the verb hayah (hyh - Strongs 1961). Hayah means ‘to become’, thus hayowt means ‘he had become’.
The meaning of hayah as ‘to become’ is universally recognized and is obvious from the word’s 75 usages
in the Tanach. The perfect tense form of hayowt appears 16 times in the Bible. Its usage in those
passages is consistent with a meaning of ‘had become’. This meaning is well demonstrated by its
appearances in Eze 22:19, 34:8, and 35:5, where it is rendered even by the KJV as “become”, “became”,
and “hast had”.
The literal meaning of hayowt in Ge 2:18 indicates that Adam had become alone without a helpmeet at
some point in the past. Thus he was not always alone and must have had a companion before Eve. Lilith
is the only viable explanation for this previous companion. Adam had become lonely after her rebellion
and fleeing. For this reason God laments that Adam had become alone, and sets off to make a new
companion for Adam, Eve.
The notion that Adam became alone also solves a nagging theological issue with Genesis. Why would
God create Adam alone, especially when God created companions for all the animals? And why were the
beasts of the field searched with the hope of any real prospect of finding a suitable helpmeet to Adam?
The notion that Adam was created with a companion Lilith and later became alone after her rebellion
answers these questions. And that his fled companion, the Serpent Lilith, was considered one of the
beasts of the field helps solve the question as to why they were searched for a suitable helpmeet.
Lilith also helps explain the timing of Eve’s creation immediately following the failed search for a
companion among the beasts of the field. We have already seen that the Serpent Lilith must have been
summoned (as all beasts of the field were) at this name, and Adam must have given her a name. Adam’s
naming of the creatures connoted his mastery and lordship over them. Thus Adam’s naming of Lilith
denotes an act of Adam exerting mastery over her. We would certainly expect Lilith’s utter rebellion at this
point, for she would not submit to Adam by her demonic nature. This utter rebellion might then explain
why immediately following this failed search among the beasts of the field we have Eve’s creation. Even
though God knew Lilith would rebel at Adam’s summoning, by God’s holy and just nature He waited for her
actual rebellion to take place before acting upon it. Then God went forward to the next step of creating
Eve, Lilith’s replacement. Note this notion implies that before Lilith’s utter rebellion at this point, she was
in a defiant, yet not wholly rebellious state (at least from Adam’s perspective). This is consistent with the
Lilith legend, which states she repeatedly refused Adam before finally transforming herself at one
encounter by uttering the holy name of Jehovah.