The origin of the name “Adam”

Common translation of the name God gave to the first person is Adam. In Biblical Hebrew, the name of man is Adom (אדם) meaning earth. The term is also an acronym of the words dust (אפר), blood (דם) and bile (מרה). The name of man is supposed to constantly remind him of his humble origins and susceptibility to both physical and psychological conditions of life. Never should a person become haughty or arrogant toward others for we are all made up of the same DNA.

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