Adam, An Aspect Of Relations Between Heaven And Earth

As we mentioned before, the bible is not just a historical book, though it describes events that happened in the past, also the bible is not a geographical book, though we can find in it very accurate descriptions. likewise, the Bible is not a poetry book, though we shall find in it great poems, so what is the bible?

The bible is like a continuous dream, which describes the relations between heavens and earth, the relations between the spiritual and the physical.

Moreover, the people that are mentioned in the bible, their names, their qualities, their chronicles, and furthermore, the names of the mountains and rivers, cities and deserts that are mentioned in the Bible usually reflect certain qualities in the Humans soul.

How come? And the answer is since the human was created last, on the sixth day, at the last phase of creation, he includes and contains all the elements and qualities that were created before him.

The first Human was named Adam, since he came from the land, Adama in Hebrew. But not only because of that. The name Adam also comes from the verb Edame, which means in Hebrew, to resemble, like its written in the book of Issah 14:14:

“אֶעֱלֶה עַל בָּמֳתֵי עָב אֶדַּמֶּה לְעֶלְיוֹן” and in translation to English, I shall ascend above the tops of the clouds;  and I shall resemble the higher. So the name Adam reflects also the quality of resembling. Adam means, the one who is resembled the higher, the spirit. So already in the first name –  Adam, we can evidence a graduated developing system. Adam, who comes from the land Adama, wants to grow and to be inspired and resemble the higher, the creator.

 

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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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