When Adam insisted she play a subservient role, Lilith grew wings and flew away from Eden.
Artist Callner identifies the large figure (right of center) as Lilith.
This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge?
Her dark origins lie in Babylonian demonology, where amulets and incantations were used to counter the sinister powers of this winged spirit who preyed on pregnant women and infants.Lilith next migrated to the world of the ancient Hittites, Egyptians, Israelites and Greeks.Absent from American school books is the name of an inventor of enormous importance to contemporary civilization, Siegfried Marcus.Machines employing the inventions of Siegfried Marcus can be numbered in the billions.To most Israelis it is axiomatic that the celebrations for the 3,000th anniversary of the conquest of Jerusalem by King David mark a real and tangible event; but this is far from certain.
The biblical account of the capture of the city is the only one we have, and in the opinion of most modern scholars, the Bible is not an entirely reliable historical document.
From beneath the sand, appears the corner of a royal monument, carved in stone.
Dedicated in honor of Pharaoh Merneptah, son of Ramesses the Great, it became known as the Merneptah Stele. Most of the hieroglyphic inscription celebrates Merneptah's triumph over Libya, his enemy to the West, but almost as an afterthought, he mentions his conquest of people to the East, in just two lines.
Excavations in the City of David, today the village of Silwan, just south of the Old City walls, show that the site has been continuously occupied for some 5,000 years.
Closer to David's purported time, excavations directed by the late Prof.
Trucks and buses, automobiles and lawnmowers, motorboats and chainsaws - in fact - every mechanism employing a combustion motor and its carburetor, magneto ignition, and spark plugs, derives from patents granted to Marcus.