The passage in Genesis 1:27 " "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (before describing a mate being made of Adam's rib and being called Eve in Genesis 2:22) is sometimes believed to be an indication that Adam had a wife before Eve.
God created man and woman in his own image... What is God’s own image? Answer: SPIRIT so this was when God created the spiritual deposit and it was created able to be upon both male and female. Humans are a three fold being, body, soul and spirit. Then when God forms Eve from Adam’s rib. That means she evolved along side or beside him and this is referring to the body part not the spirit part. So there is no redundancy here only in the minds of today’s scholars who are unaware of the body, soul and spirit thing.
1Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit
be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created
him for my glory, I have formed
him; yea, I have made
Formed = body
Made = soul
Created = spirit (Gods own image)
Without the understanding of body, soul and spirit the entire Bible falls to pieces and this is how Lilith enters into the Genesis story. The divinity and conception of Christ Jesus cannot be understood without an understanding of body, soul and spirit and our own standing and state cannot be understood without the understanding of body, soul and spirit. Body, soul and spirit are the crux of Christianity.
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image
[spirit] made like to corruptible man, and to birds
, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.