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Lexicon :: Strong's H120 - 'āḏām

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 25a

Strong’s Definitions

אָדַם ʼâdam, aw-dam'; from H119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):—× another, hypocrite, common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 552x

The KJV translates Strong's H120 in the following manner: man (408x), men (121x), Adam (13x), person(s) (8x), common sort (with H7230) (1x), hypocrite (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 552x
The KJV translates Strong's H120 in the following manner: man (408x), men (121x), Adam (13x), person(s) (8x), common sort (with H7230) (1x), hypocrite (1x).
  1. man, mankind

    1. man, human being

    2. man, mankind (much more frequently intended sense in OT)

    3. Adam, first man

    4. city in Jordan valley

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָדַם ʼâdam, aw-dam'; from H119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):—× another, hypocrite, common sort, × low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
STRONGS H120: Abbreviations
אָדָם 560 noun masculine Genesis 1:27 man, mankind (Phoenician אדם, Sabean id., CISiv. 1, l. 4 and others; compare Assyrian admu, young (of bird) DlW, but NöZMG 1886, 722 identification with Arabic اٌَنَام collective creatures) — Singular absolute except construct Proverbs 6:12 compare Thes; (בְּנֵי (הָ)א׳ often = plural of א׳ Genesis 11:5 + 39 times, compare בְּנוֺת הָא׳ Genesis 6:2, 4) —
1. a man (= German Mensch) = human being Genesis 2:5, 7 (twice in verse); Genesis 2:8, 15, 16, 18 +, Genesis 16:12 (27 times J) Leviticus 5:4 || נֶמֶּשׁ Leviticus 13:2, 9 (19 times P) Nehemiah 2:10; Isaiah 13:12 (|| אֱנוֺשׁ); הַגָּדוֺל הָאָ׳ Joshua 14:15 (E); בְּלִיַּעַל אָ׳ Proverbs 6:12 (|| אִישׁ אָוֶן compare 1 Samuel 25:25 & see H1000 בליעל); = any one Leviticus 1:2; Numbers 9:6, 7; Job 20:29; Job 27:13; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 21:16, 20; Proverbs 24:30; Ecclesiastes 7:20 + often Wisdom Literature, Jeremiah 2:6; Jeremiah 4:25; Nehemiah 2:12, compare נֶמֶּשׁ א׳ Numbers 19:11, 13 +; seldom man opposed to woman Genesis 2:22 (twice in verse); Genesis 2:23, 25; Genesis 3:8, 12, 17, 20, 21; Ecclesiastes 7:28.
2. collective man, mankind Genesis 1:26; Genesis 9:5, 6 (3 times in verse) + (P + 28 times) Genesis 6:1, 5, 6, 7 (J E + 24 times) Deuteronomy 4:32 (D + 6 times) (on 2 Samuel 7:19 compare 1 Chronicles 17:17 see DrSm); distinctly = men + women Genesis 1:27; Genesis 5:1; Numbers 5:6; given as name Genesis 5:2; but = warriors Isaiah 22:6 רֶכֶב א׳ || (פּרשׁים ); || beasts (41 times) בְּהֵמָה Genesis 6:7; Genesis 7:23 (J ?) Exodus 8:13; Exodus 8:14; Exodus 9:9, 10 (P) Exodus 9:19, 22, 25; Exodus 12:12; Exodus 13:2, 13, 15 (all J) +; late prophets Jeremiah 21:6; Jeremiah 31:27; Jeremiah 50:3; Jeremiah 51:62; Ezekiel 14:13, 17, 19, 21; Ezekiel 25:13; Ezekiel 29:8, 11; Ezekiel 32:13 (strike out Co) Ezekiel 36:11; Jonah 3:8; Zephaniah 1:3; Haggai 1:11; Zechariah 2:8; Zechariah 8:10; || בָּקָר Ezekiel 4:15; || צֹאן, חֲמֹרִים ב׳ Numbers 31:28; || id. + מִכָּל־הַבְּהֵמָה Numbers 31:30 compare Jonah 3:7; || חַיָּה Genesis 9:5 (P) compare Ezekiel 1:5, 8, 10, 26, & description of כְּרוּבִים Ezekiel 10:8, 14, 21; compare Ezekiel 41:19; || trees Deuteronomy 20:19 (read הֶאָדָם see Di); opposed to God 1 Samuel 15:29; 1 Samuel 16:7 (twice in verse); Isaiah 31:3; Ezekiel 28:2, 9; 1 Chronicles 21:13; 1 Chronicles 29:1; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Malachi 3:8 compare Exodus 33:20; Deuteronomy 5:21; so בֶּן־א׳ Numbers 23:19 (|| אישׁ) Ezekiel 2:1, 3, 6, 8 (87 times Ezekiel, always addressed to prophet); בְּנֵי הָא׳ 1 Samuel 26:19; made in God's image Genesis 1:26, 27; Genesis 9:6 compare Ecclesiastes 7:29; as feeble, earthly, mortal Numbers 16:29 (twice in verse); Psalm 82:7; Psalm 144:3; Psalm 144:4; Job 5:7; Job 14:1, 10; compare Job 25:6 (בֶּן־א׳) Ecclesiastes 12:5; as sinful 1 Kings 8:46; 2 Chronicles 6:36; Jeremiah 10:14 compare Numbers 5:6; Job 31:33; Hosea 6:7; of men in general, other men (opposed to particular ones) Judges 16:17 (compare אַחַד הָא׳ Judges 16:7; Judges 16:11) Judges 18:7, 28; Psalm 73:5; Jeremiah 32:20 +; || אִישׁ Isaiah 2:9, 11, 17; Isaiah 5:15 compare Ezekiel 23:42 (strike out Co Vrss); בְּנֵי א׳ 2 Samuel 7:14 (|| אֲנָשִׁים) Proverbs 8:4 (|| אִישִׁים); Psalm 49:3; Psalm 62:10 (both || בְּנֵי אִישׁ) = men of low opposed to men of high degree — so often Phoenician and = vassal Sabean DHMZMG 1875, 680 compare 686; נֶפֶשׁ א׳ collective Numbers 31:35, 40, 46; 1 Chronicles 5:21; Ezekiel 27:13.
†3. proper name, masculine Adam, first man (without article, compare שָׂטָן 1 Chronicles 21:1 over ag. הַשּׂ׳ Job 1:6 etc.) Genesis 4:25 (J) [H121 Genesis 5:1, 3, 4, 5 (P) 1 Chronicles 1:1]. (Genesis 2:20; 1 Chronicles 3:17, 21 read לָא׳ see Di.)
†4. proper name, of a location city in Jordan valley (as built ?) [H121 Joshua 3:16].
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:26; 1:26; 1:27; 1:27; 1:27; 2:5; 2:7; 2:8; 2:15; 2:16; 2:18; 2:20; 2:22; 2:23; 2:25; 3:8; 3:12; 3:17; 3:20; 3:21; 4:25; 5:1; 5:2; 6:1; 6:2; 6:4; 6:5; 6:6; 6:7; 6:7; 7:23; 9:5; 9:5; 9:6; 9:6; 11:5; 16:12


8:13; 8:14; 9:9; 9:10; 9:19; 9:22; 9:25; 12:12; 13:2; 13:13; 13:15; 33:20


1:2; 5:4; 13:2; 13:9


5:6; 5:6; 9:6; 9:7; 16:29; 19:11; 19:13; 23:19; 31:28; 31:30; 31:35; 31:40; 31:46


4:32; 5:21; 20:19




16:7; 16:11; 16:17; 18:7; 18:28

1 Samuel

15:29; 16:7; 25:25; 26:19

2 Samuel

7:14; 7:19

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

3:17; 3:21; 5:21; 17:17; 21:1; 21:13; 29:1

2 Chronicles

6:18; 6:36


2:10; 2:12


1:6; 5:7; 14:1; 14:10; 20:29; 25:6; 27:13; 31:33


49:3; 62:10; 73:5; 82:7; 144:3; 144:4


6:12; 6:12; 8:4; 15:20; 21:16; 21:20; 24:30


7:20; 7:28; 7:29; 12:5


2:9; 2:11; 2:17; 5:15; 13:12; 22:6; 31:3


2:6; 4:25; 10:14; 21:6; 31:27; 32:20; 50:3; 51:62


1:5; 1:8; 1:10; 1:26; 2:1; 2:3; 2:6; 2:8; 4:15; 10:8; 10:14; 10:21; 14:13; 14:17; 14:19; 14:21; 23:42; 25:13; 27:13; 28:2; 28:9; 29:8; 29:11; 32:13; 36:11; 41:19




3:7; 3:8






2:8; 8:10



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H120 matches the Hebrew אָדָם ('āḏām),
which occurs 552 times in 526 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 11 (Gen 1:26–Exo 13:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man H120 in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - So God created man H120 in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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 H120 to till the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - And the LORD God formed man H120 of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man H120 became a living soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man H120 whom he had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - And the LORD God took the man, H120 and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - And the LORD God commanded the man, H120 saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man H120 should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam H120 to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam H120 called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - And Adam H120 gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam H120 there was not found an help meet for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:22 - And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, H120 made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. H120
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:23 - And Adam H120 said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:25 - And they were both naked, the man H120 and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam H120 and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:9 - And the LORD God called unto Adam, H120 and said unto him, Where art thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:12 - And the man H120 said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:20 - And Adam H120 called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:21 - Unto Adam H120 also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man H120 is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So he drove out the man; H120 and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - And Adam H120 knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 - This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, H120 in the likeness of God made he him;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, H120 in the day when they were created.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:1 - And it came to pass, when men H120 began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - That the sons of God saw the daughters of men H120 that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, H120 for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, H120 and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness of man H120 was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - And it repented the LORD that he had made man H120 on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And the LORD said, I will destroy man H120 whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, H120 and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: H120
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, H120 and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's H120 sake; for the imagination of man's H120 heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; H120 at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. H120
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:6 - Whoso sheddeth man's H120 blood, by man H120 shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. H120
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men H120 builded.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 - And he will be a wild man; H120 his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:11 - And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's H120 mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, H120 and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, H120 and upon beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, H120 and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, H120 and upon beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man H120 and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, H120 and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man H120 and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man H120 and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man H120 and of beast: it is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man H120 among thy children shalt thou redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, H120 and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

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