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אָדָם ʼadam meaning 'man' Strong's 120
Genesis to Job

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Introduction 1.1

This bible study is about the meaning of the Hebrew word אָדָם, 'adam' for 'man', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "adam" appears from Genesis to Job. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word adam appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for אָדָם 'adam' meaning 'man' Strong's 120 Genesis to Job

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
2:7 And Yahweh God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
2:8 And Yahweh God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
2:15 And Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
2:16 And Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:
2:18 And Yahweh God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suited to him.
2:19 And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.
2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper suited to him.
2:21 And Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place;
2:22 And Yahweh God formed the rib, which had taken from man, into a woman, and brought her to the man.
2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
3:8 And they heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the breeze of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God amongst the trees of the garden.
3:9 And Yahweh God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?
3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life;
3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
3:21 For Adam also and for his wife Yahweh God made coats of skins, and clothed them.
3:22 And Yahweh God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he puts forth his hand, and takes also of the tree of life, and eats, and lives for ever:
3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from Yahweh.
4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: For she said, God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.
5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God he made him;
5:2 Male and female he created them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
5:3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters:
5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took for themselves wives from all those whom they chose.
6:3 And Yahweh said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for he is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
6:5 And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6:6 And Yahweh regretted that he had made man (Lit. the man) on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; from man to beast, and the creeping thing, and the birds of the air; for I regret that I have made them.
7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of birds, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man:
7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, from man to cattle, and the creeping things, and the birds of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and those who were with him in the ark.
8:21 And Yahweh smelled a sweet smell; and Yahweh said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again strike any more every thing living, as I have done.
8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God he made man.
9:7 And you be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it.
11:5 And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Exodus 4:11 And Yahweh said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, Yahweh?
8:17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man, and on beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
8:18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
9:9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
9:10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up towards heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
9:19 Send therefore now, and gather your cattle, and all that you have in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
9:22 And Yahweh said to Moses, Stretch forth your hand towards heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
9:25 And the hail struck throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, from man to beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.
12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man to beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am Yahweh.
13:2 Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
13:13 And every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among your children shall you redeem.
13:15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Yahweh slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to Yahweh all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
30:32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall you make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.
33:20 And he said, You cannot see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Leviticus 1:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man of you brings an offering to Yahweh, you shall bring your offering of the cattle, of the herd, and of the flock.
5:3 Or if he touches the uncleanness of man, whatever uncleanness that a man shall be defiled with, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty.
5:4 Or if a soul swears, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lies concerning it, and swears falsely; in any of all these that a man does, sinning in it:
7:21 Furthermore the soul that shall touch any unclean thing as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain to Yahweh, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
13:2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it is in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons the priests:
13:9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought to the priest;
16:17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goes in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he comes out, and has made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man does, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
22:5 Or whoever touches any creeping thing, by which he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatever uncleanness he has;
24:17 And he who kills any man shall surely be put to death.
24:20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he has caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
24:21 And he who kills a beast, he shall restore it: and he who kills a man, he shall be put to death.
27:28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to Yahweh of all that he has, both o man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy to Yahweh.
27:29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 3:13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified to me all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast: they shall be mine: I am Yahweh.
5:6 Speak to the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against Yahweh, and that person is guilty;
8:17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.
9:6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:
9:7 And those men said to him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: therefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of Yahweh in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth.)
16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they are visited after the visitation of all men; then Yahweh has not sent me.
16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.
18:15 Every thing that opens the womb in all flesh, which they bring to Yahweh, whether it is of men or beasts, shall be yours: nevertheless the firstborn of man shall you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shall you redeem.
19:11 He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
19:13 Whoever touches the dead body of any man who is dead, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
19:14 This is the law, when a man dies in a tent: all who come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
19:16 And whoever touches one who is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; nor the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it ? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
31:11 And they took all the plunder, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both o man and of beast, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
31:28 And levy a tribute to Yahweh of the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them to the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh.
31:35 And thirty two thousand persons (Lit. soul of man) in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
31:40 And the persons (Lit. soul of man) were sixteen thousand; of which Yahweh's tribute was thirty two persons.
31:46 And sixteen thousand persons (Lit. soul of man);)
31:47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them to the Levites, who kept the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Deuteronomy 4:28 And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
5:24 And you said, Behold, Yahweh our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God does talk with man, and he lives.
8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live.
20:19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by forcing an axe against them: for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life ) to employ them in the siege:
32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Joshua 3:16 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those who came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
11:14 And all the plunder of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey to themselves; but every man they struck with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, nor did they leave any to breathe.
14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

Judges 16:7 And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green bowstrings that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.
16:11 And he said to her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.
16:17 That he told her all his heart, and said to her, There has not come a razor upon my head; for I have been a Nazarite to God from my mother's womb: if I am shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
18:7 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were in it, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man.
18:28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lies by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelt in it.

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
16:7 But Yahweh said to Samuel, Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for Yahweh does not see as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks on the heart.
17:32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
24:9 And David said to Saul, Why do you hear men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?
25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue you, and to seek your soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God; and the souls of your enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
26:19 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If Yahweh has stirred you up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they are the children of men, cursed are they before Yahweh; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of Yahweh, saying, Go, serve other gods.

2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
7:19 And this was yet a small thing in your sight, O Lord Yahweh; but you have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord Yahweh?
23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
24:14 And David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of Yahweh; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
8:38 Whatever prayer and supplication be made by any man, or by all your people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
8:39 Then hear you in heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of all the children of men;)
8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man who sins not,) and you are angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives to the land of the enemy, far or near;
13:2 And he cried against the altar in the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar, altar, thus says Yahweh; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon you shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon you, and men's bones shall be burnt upon you.

2 Kings 7:10 So they came and called to the porter of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, nor the voice of a man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they were.
19:18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
23:14 And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
23:20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
5:21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand.
17:17 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O God; for you have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O Yahweh God.
21:13 And David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of Yahweh; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
29:1 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God has chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for Yahweh God.

2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house which I have built!
6:29 Then what prayer or whatever supplication shall be made of any man, or of all your people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house:
6:30 Then hear you from heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you only know the hearts of the children of men:)
6:36 If they sin against you, (for there is no man who does not sin,) and you are angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives to a land far off or near;
19:6 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for Yahweh, who is with you in the judgment.
32:19 And they spoke against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

Nehemiah 2:10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there came a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
2:12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; nor did I tell any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: nor was there any beast with me, except the beast that I rode upon.
9:29 And testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law: yet they dealt proudly, and did not listen to your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Job 5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you, so that I am a burden to myself?
11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the spirit, and where is he?
15:7 Are you the first man who was born? or was you made before the hills?
16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!
20:4 Do you do not know this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.
21:4 As for me, is my complaint to man? And if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?
21:33 The clods of the valley shall be sweet to him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
25:6 How much less man, who is a worm? And the son of man, who is a worm?
27:13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, nor let me give flattering titles to man.
33:17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
33:23 If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness:
34:11 For the work of a man shall he render to him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.
34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? And when he hides his face, who then can behold him? whether it is done against a nation, or against a man only:
34:30 That the profane man does not reign, lest the people be ensnared.
35:8 Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are: and your righteousness may profit the son of man.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
37:7 He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, in which there is no man;

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