1 O LORD You have searched me and known me. God formed man from the dust of the earth and on the simplest level that connection with adama earth is the basis for mans name.
Our Hebrew Lesson today is about the word Adam or the name Adam.
What does adam mean in hebrew. Adam אדם means human being or person. So just because the word know yada is found in one place eg Gen 41 does not mean that its meaning in another context will be the same. Blood an essence of human life in its Hebrew form is built into the name Adam further solidifying and strengthening the biblical story of creation in a way you wont find in any other language on earth.
In Hebrew Adam means human as species as an earth-bound creature. The Hebrew word אדמה adamah is the feminine form of אדם meaning ground see Genesis 27. According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam was created from the earth by God there is a word play on Hebrew אדמה adamah meaning earth.
This may reflect the red soil from which he was made. The color red lies behind the Hebrew root adam. For instance the Hebrew word yada ידע is found 6 times in Psalm 139.
Like in Gen 223 ish often carries a definite connection with males as opposed to mankind but has a variety of uses. In the Bible it is used with the meaning of human as a collective noun for all the human beings and as a generic human without specifically denoting gender. Each of these words have the common meaning of red.
Many correlate that because man was made from dirt that his name must mean dirt. Adam אדם literally means red and there is an etymological connection between adam and adamah adamah designating red clay or red ground in a non-theological context. The out of man מאיש meish also transliterated meiysh in this passage derives from the latter form.
The only difference between blood dam and human Adam is the letter Aleph which signifies the relation to the higher the complete and the infinite. Related to adamah is the word adam which means man or mankind Of course adam is also used as the proper name of the first man Adam. The Hebrew word adam is translated either as man or Adam depending on context and on the presence or lack of the definite article the in English ha in Hebrew.
The Hebrew word for earth is adama. Adam is also related to the words red and earth adom אדום is red Adam אדם literally means man. The Tenakh OT as a chronicle of the passage of the firstborn status from Adam to Yeshua through the lineage of the Hebrew people shows that the Yud Hebrews are all connected to the Land and the Land is connected to the productivity shown in the righteousness of the people who occupy it.
Words gain their meaning by the context in which they are found. It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם adam meaning to be red referring to the ruddy colour of human skin or from Akkadian adamu meaning to make. Each of these words has the common meaning of red.
Dam is the red blood adamah is the red ground edom is the color red and adam is the red man. Theyre all spelled similarly in Hebrew but have. The Hebrew word for man is אדם adam or איש ish.
But in the context of the first man Adam actually has a much deeper name than just dirt. So with this simple knowledge of the Hebrew we confirm the emphasis has changed beginning with Gen 24 and the emphasis is The spacific man Eth Ha Adam that was mentioned prior in Gen127. The Hebrew word אדמה adamah is the feminine form of אדם meaning ground see Genesis 27.
Many have interpreted this word to mean dirt or red dirt. In traditional Jewish theology a strong etymological connection between the two words is often assumed. The Hebrew word for male in general is zakar.
Once Adam sinned and ate the forbidden fruit he introduced death to the world and was sentenced to once again return to the earth from which God created him. The Hebrew word adamah means land ground or soil The New American Standard Bible translates adamah as ground 64 times and land or lands 114 times. Dam is the red blood adamah is the red ground edom.
Note that the word blood in plural damim is also the word for money payment or retribution. The wordname אדום Edom means red. The wordname אדום Edom means red.
Beginning with Gen24 we make Him and them male and. We are presenting words and names that are closely connected to their biblical narrative showing how beautifully Hebrew manifests the biblical story of Creation and intrinsically supports physical and natural phenomena by mirroring tightly linked words by essence adam man. Adam is both the proper name of the first human and a designation for humankind.
It is closely related to the word Dam Dalet Mem which means blood. A human being an individual or the species mankind etc — X another hypocrite common sort X low man mean of low degree person. The Hebrew word Adam is spelled with three letters.
God himself gave this appellation to Adam and Eve Gen 51-2.