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Tuesday, December 26 2017
What Was Adam's Real Name?
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them"
The Hebrew word pronounced aw-dawm-ah meant earth. It referred to the planet overall, but specifically the living organic matter of the soil. Aw-dawm-ah is variously translated as "Earth," "ground" or "land."
From an abbreviation of aw-dawm-ah came the Hebrew word pronounced aw-dawm. It referred to man, as a species, not specifically male or female, because all were created from the soil. While the first male human came to be called the species name "Adam" much later, during his lifetime he never had a personal name of his own recorded in the Scriptures. Perhaps he never did at all. He is identified simply as aw-dawm, meaning man (i.e. human), or the man (i.e. the human), while at the same time the term was used for both of them, male and female, before the woman was given a name of her own, "Eve," by the male.
"Adam" as it was first used at the time of Creation (see also A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation and The Holy Spirit In History and Prophecy: The Creation Of Matter And Man) for both the male and the female:
"1:27 So God created man [i.e. the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-dawm, meaning man as a species] in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Genesis 1:27 KJV)
"Adam" was also sometimes used for just the male, but nevertheless with the greater meaning intended:
"2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man [i.e. the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-dawm, meaning man as a species] whom he had formed." (Genesis 2:8 KJV)
Humans were created after the animals - that were also created from the same aw-dawm-ah i.e. "Let the earth [aw-dawm-ah] 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 physical humans and physical animals.
King Solomon stated the same reality with his famous "For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts ... All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again."
"3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 3:20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
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.
Plants were also created from the same aw-dawm-ah (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?). They are also at one in the biology of all physical life (see also The Biology Of The Resurrection).
"2:8 And 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)
It was from aw-dawm-ah that all "souls" were created (see the Fact Finder question below)
"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)
Fact Finder: What part of the physical body is the "soul"?
This Day In History, December 26
1135: The coronation of French-born Stephen of Blois as king of England. Stephen's reign was consumed by the Anarchy, a war within England and Normandy from 1135 to 1153, characterized by a breakdown in law and order.
1492: Christopher Columbus established the first Spanish settlement in the New World - in the Caribbean. All of the voyages of Columbus were within the Caribbean Sea area (see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy), none to North America which was discovered by Vikings, over 500 years before Columbus, with their landings on what is today the east coast of Canada (see the map of the Viking voyages below).
1620: Plymouth Colony was established by the England's Mayflower colonists (see also The Pilgrims).
1790: During the French Revolution, Louis XVI of France granted his assent to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
1805: Austria and France signed the Treaty of Pressburg (also known as the fourth Peace of Pressburg).
1806: Napoleon's army was stopped by Russian forces at the Battle of Pultusk (see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1846: While snowbound and starving in the Sierra Nevadas, members of the Donner Party resorted to cannibalism.
1852: The sailing ship Marco Polo, built in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, was declared the fastest ship in the world. The ship had sailed from Liverpool, England, to Melbourne, Australia, and back in 140 days. The trip usually took 240 days.
1862: The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place when 38 Santee Sioux were executed in Minnesota for attempting to defend their homeland from white settlers (see The First Chinese American War). The executions were ordered by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
1870: The 12.8 kilometer (8.5 miles) Frejus Rail Tunnel through the European Alps was completed.
1898: Radium was discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie in their laboratory in France.
1932: An estimated 75,000 people were killed by a severe earthquake in China.
1943: British naval forces sank the German battleship Scharnhorst.
1962: 8 East Berliners escaped to West Berlin by crashing through border gates in an armor-plated bus.
1972: Former U.S. President Harry Truman died at age 88. Truman was (to date) the only man to order the use of nuclear weapons on another country - the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 in which hundreds of thousands of people were vaporized or severely burned (see Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1975: The Russian Tupolev-144 became the world's first supersonic aircraft to go into regular service, carrying mail from Moscow.
1979: The Soviet Union sent an additional 5,000 troops into the Afghanistan conflict.
1991: Jack Ruby's gun, that was used to murder Lee Harvey Oswald, sold for $220,000.00 in auction. Ruby's actual name was Jacob Rubenstein, a son of Polish-immigrant Jewish parents. He grew up in Chicago where, as a boy, he ran errands for the gangster Al Capone.
1991: The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union formally dissolved the Soviet Union.
1998: Iraq announced that it would defend its airspace against U.S. and British warplanes that flew in their declared "northern and southern no-fly zones." Iraq's attempt to defend itself from foreign warplanes in its skies was declared an act of aggression against the U.S. and Britain and used as a further pretext to bomb and invade Iraq.