Where do we get the name Adam from?

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Where do we get the name Adam from?

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 16 Aug 2014, 8:03 pm



The word for ground is adamah, and of course the first human is called "Adam." The name perfectly fits the scene because God formed Adam from the adamah, and Adam's skin is red (adom, in Hebrew), like the ground. Adam is given the task of working the adamah, and when Adam dies, he will return to the adamah. God declared that because he sinned, "dust you are and to dust you will return." (Gen. 3:19)

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