Adam (אדם, 'dm). Husband of Eve. According to the Bible, the male progenitor of the human race. Adam was made in the image of God (Gen 1:27) and given dominion over all other living creatures (Gen 1:28–30).
ADAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾādām (אָדָם)]. The Hebrew noun ʾādām generally denotes “human being,” “humankind.” The term is also used of the male individual in the Gen 2:4b–3:24 creation narrative.A. Etymology and Use in the OT.The etymology of the word is uncertain. ʾādām has often been associated with
Adam (Person). First man and father of the human race. Adam’s role in biblical history is important not only in OT considerations but also in understanding the meaning of salvation and the person and work of Jesus Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rib [Heb. šēlāʾ (Gen. 2:21f); Aram ʾalaʿ (Dnl. 7:5)].In Daniel’s vision of four beasts coming out of the sea (Dnl. 7), the second beast is a bear, with “three ribs in its mouth.” Scholars vary widely in their interpretation of this vision (see comms).Scholars have generally explained the significance
ADAM (Person) First man and father of the human race. Adam’s role in biblical history is important not only in OT considerations but also in understanding the meaning of salvation and the person and work of Jesus Christ.The creation of Adam and the first woman, Eve, is recited in two accounts in the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adam (ad´uhm).1 The first human being. In Gen. 1:1–2:4a, God creates man and woman in God’s own image, separating them from the animals, to rule the earth. In Gen. 2:4b–4:26, God forms Adam (Heb. ’adam, “human”) from the “earth” (’adamah), places him in the garden to care for it, and then creates a
ADAM. The first man, from whom the entire human race descended. The NT presents Adam as the representative of humanity and relates the whole problem of sin to his original transgression.As to the meaning of this name, etymology cannot offer any positive help. Three possibilities rival one another. The
Adam (Heb. ʾāḏām) (PERSON)Heb. ʾāḏām means “human” and can be used either collectively (“humankind”) or individually (“a human”). When used in contrast to a word for woman or female, it can also indicate a specifically male human. In Gen. 1–5 the word is used to refer to the first human, Adam.
RibA curved bone, often cartilaginous, attached to the spine and protecting the viscera (Heb. ṣēlāʿ; Aram. ʿalaʿ). It was from one of Adam’s ribs that God formed Eve (Gen. 2:21–23). The second beast in Daniel’s vision has three ribs in its mouth (Dan. 7:5; NRSV “tusks”). Elsewhere biblical usage
Rib (Heb. ṣēlā˓; Aram. ˓ala˓).† A curved bone, often cartilaginous, attached to the spine and protecting the viscera. It was from one of Adam’s ribs that God formed Eve (Gen. 2:21–23; cf. NIV mg.). The second beast in Daniel’s vision has three ribs in its mouth (Dan. 7:5; NJV “fangs”).
ADAMI. In the Bible itself there are no traces of traditions that Adam was ever regarded as a divine or angelic being. For non-biblical ANE material possibly relevant to Adam veneration the reader is referred to the lemma →Soil. Here only post-biblical material pertinent to the motif of Adam’s divine
Adam and christAlthough references to the OT figure of Adam in the Pauline corpus are by no means extensive, its use is highly significant in that Adam serves as a vehicle to communicate tremendous theological truths about marriage, sin, death (seeLife and Death), human nature and eschatological hope.