About “Adam”, The Hebrew Word For Human & The Dualistic Nature Of Humanity

As with each and every name (and letter) of the Hebrew bible, the structure of the words themselves tell a story which is often very different from the anthropomorphic (and quite frankly childish) images that we tend to attach to them.

When we hear the name “Adam”, as in “Adam & Eve” , our mind’s eye quickly conjures up images of scantily clad proto-humans roaming around in a primeval jungle. But once these childish depictions lose their allure, we might ask: “What does this name actually mean?”

In our latest conversation, we try to show some of the ways in which we may get closer to the original understanding of “Adam”:

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About Eti Shani

Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She's also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.

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