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Friday, May 3 2013

Adam and Adamah

"There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground"

The Hebrew word pronounced aw-dawm-ah meant earth - the planet overall, but also the soil most-particularly. The word is variously translated as earth, ground or land. Humanity, male and female, were called aw-dawm (from which the name Adam originated) because they were created from aw-dawm-ah - the male directly, then the female from the man.

Soil Humans were created after the animals, who were also created from the same aw-dawm-ah i.e. "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so." In that regard, there is no difference between humans and animals. Note where aw-dawm-ah was actually written.

"1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

1:25 And God made the beast of the earth [aw-dawm-ah] after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." (Genesis 1:24-31 KJV)

It was from aw-dawm-ah that all "souls" were created (see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?)

"2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground [aw-dawm-ah]. 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground [aw-dawm-ah]. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:5-7 KJV)

As with humans and animals, plants were also created from the same aw-dawm-ah (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?).

"2:8 And the LORD God [see also The Kingdom Of The LORD God] planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 2:9 And out of the ground [aw-dawm-ah] made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." (Genesis 2:8-9 KJV)

"Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee"

When the first humans became sinners, they became accursed - along with the aw-dawm-ah from which they were created ("Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee"; see Who Created Weeds?). When the Messiah paid the penalty for that curse, by taking all sin upon Himself, His Crown of Thorns was a direct symbol of the curse, that He also literally took upon Himself, that was upon the first of the aw-dawm-ah.


"3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife [see also How Did Adam And Eve Sin Differently?], and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground [aw-dawm-ah] for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground [aw-dawm-ah]; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground [aw-dawm-ah] from whence he was taken." (Genesis 3:17-23 KJV)

Children were born to the first humans after they were cast out of the Garden (see also The Only Child Of The Garden). One of them, Cain, "was a tiller of the ground" i.e. aw-dawm-ah.

"4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground [aw-dawm-ah]." (Genesis 4:2 KJV)

When Cain murdered his brother Abel, he further compounded the curse on aw-dawm-ah - and the aw-dawm who were created from aw-dawm-ah: "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."

"4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground [aw-dawm-ah] an offering unto the LORD.

4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.

And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground [aw-dawm-ah]. 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth [aw-dawm-ah], which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 4:12 When thou tillest the ground [aw-dawm-ah], it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth." (Genesis 4:3-12 KJV)

Centuries later, Noah's father prophesied that the line of Noah would "comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed."

"5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground [aw-dawm-ah] which the LORD hath cursed." (Genesis 5:28-29 KJV)

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This Day In History, May 3

495: Pope Gelasius proclaimed that his papal authority was superior to the civil authority of Emperor Enanstasius (see Emperors and Popes).

1410: Alexander V (Pietro di Candia) died at age 71. He was antipope 1409-1410 during a period of 3 popes (see Antipopes) at the same time (the other 2 were Pope Gregory XII and Antipope Benedict XIII). He reigned only 10 months and his death came under suspicious circumstances; some believe that he was poisoned by his successor, Antipope John XXIII.

John McCrae 1481: The most powerful of a series of three earthquakes struck the island of Rhodes. The death toll was 30,000 people.

1494: Christopher Columbus first sighted the island known today as Jamaica. All of the four voyages of Columbus were to the islands of the Caribbean; none were to what calls itself "America" today (see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

1500: Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.

1512: The 5th Lateran Council (18th ecumenical council) opened in Rome under Pope Julius II.

1616: The Second Civil War in France ended after the Treaty of Loudun was signed.

1660: John II Casimir of Poland abandoned his claim to Sweden and signed the Treaty of Oliva, ending the Polish-Swedish War of Succession.

1747: During the War of The Austrian Succession, the British defeated the French at the first Battle of Cape Finisterre.

1791: King Stanislaw Augustus signed a liberal bill of rights reforming gentry-ruled Poland and setting up a constitutional monarchy. It was only the second written constitution in the world after the United States.

1802: Washington, D.C. was incorporated as a city.

1808: During the Peninsular War, Madrid rebels were executed near Príncipe Pío hill.

1830: The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened in Kent, England. It was the first steam-powered passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.

1841: New Zealand was proclaimed a British colony.

1859: France declared war on Austria.

1860: Charles XV of Sweden-Norway was crowned king of Sweden.

1867: The Hudson's Bay Company ceded all claims of Vancouver Island to Canada.

1915: During the First World War, Lt. Col. John McCrae, a Canadian army medical officer, wrote the poem In Flanders Fields while overlooking the grave of a fellow officer at Ypres, Belgium. The poem first appeared in Punch magazine December 8 1915. McCrae himself did not survive the war.

1916: The rebel leaders of the Easter Rising were executed in Dublin.

1926: U.S. marines invaded Nicaragua to defend U.S. business interests in the country; they occupied the country for 7 years.

1963: In Alabama, police used attack dogs and fire hoses against black civil rights protestors, including children. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alabama's segregation laws were unconstitutional less than 3 weeks later, on May 20.

1978: The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (later known as "spam") was sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation to every ARPANET address on the US west coast.

1979: Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of Britain.

1993: Authorities said they had identified the body of David Koresh from charred remains found after their church buildings were burned to the ground during the siege at Waco in February.

2001: The U.S. lost its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.


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