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Lexicon :: Strong's H120 - 'āḏām

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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 -

Then God said, “Let Us make man H120 in Our image, according to Our likeness, so that they will have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [fn]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - And God created man H120 in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet grown, for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man H120 to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - Then Yahweh God formed man H120 of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and so the man H120 became a living [fn]being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east; and there He placed the man H120 whom He had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 -

Then Yahweh God took the man H120 and [fn]set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - And Yahweh God commanded the man H120, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may surely eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 -

Then Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man H120 to be alone; I will make him a helper [fn]suitable for him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground Yahweh God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [fn]sky, and He brought each to the man H120 to see what he would call it; and whatever the man H120 called a living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - And the man H120 gave names to all the cattle and to the birds of the [fn]sky and to every beast of the field; but for [fn]Adam there was not found a helper [fn]suitable for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - So Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man H120, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:22 - And Yahweh God [fn]fashioned the rib, which He had taken from the man H120, into a woman, and He brought her to the man H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:23 - Then the man H120 said,

“This one finally is bone of my bones,

And flesh of my flesh;

This one shall be called [fn]Woman,

Because this one was taken out of [fn]Man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:25 - And the man H120 and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 -

Then they heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the [fn]cool of the day, and the man H120 and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God in the midst of the trees of the garden.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:9 - Yahweh God called to the man H120 and said to him, “Where are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:12 - And the man H120 said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave to me from the tree, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:20 -

Now the man H120 called his wife’s name [fn]Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:21 - Then Yahweh God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 -

Then Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man H120 has become like one of Us [fn]to know good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever”—

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove the man H120 out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to [fn]guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 -

Now the man H120 [fn]knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and [fn]gave birth to [fn]Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a [fn]man with the help of Yahweh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 -

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man H120, He made him in the likeness of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them [fn]Man H120 in the day when they were created.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:1 -

Now it happened, when men H120 began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men H120 were good in appearance; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - Then Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not [fn]strive with man H120 forever [fn]because he indeed is flesh; [fn]nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men H120, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:5 -

Then Yahweh saw that the evil of man H120 was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - And Yahweh regretted that He had made man H120 on the earth, and He was grieved [fn]in His heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Yahweh said, “I will blot out man H120 whom I have created from the face of the land, from man H120 to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I regret that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - And all flesh that [fn]moved on the earth breathed its last, that is birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, as well as all mankind H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - Thus He blotted out [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man H120 to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah remained, and those that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - And Yahweh smelled the [fn]soothing aroma; and Yahweh said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man H120, for the [fn]intent of man’s H120 heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “Surely I will require [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every living thing I will require it. And [fn]from every man H120, [fn]from each man’s brother I will require the life of man H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:6 -

“Whoever sheds man’s H120 blood,

By man H120 his blood shall be shed,

For in the image of God

He made man H120.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - Then Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men H120 had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 -

“And he will be a wild donkey of a man H120,

His hand will be against everyone,

And everyone’s hand will be against him;

And he will dwell [fn]in the face of all his brothers.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:11 - And Yahweh said to him, “Who has made man’s H120 mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and there were [fn]gnats on man H120 and beast. All the dust of the earth became [fn]gnats through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - Then [fn]the magicians did the same with their secret arts in order to bring forth [fn]gnats, but they could not; so there were [fn]gnats on man H120 and beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - “And it will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man H120 and beast through all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - So they took the soot from the kiln and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses tossed it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man H120 and beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - “So now, send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man H120 and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, the hail will come down on them, and they will die.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 -

Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail on all the land of Egypt, on man H120 and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from man H120 to beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - ‘And I will go through the land of Egypt on that night and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man H120 and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first [fn]offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man H120 and beast; it belongs to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every first [fn]offspring of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every firstborn of man H120 among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it happened, when Pharaoh hardened his heart with stiffness about letting us go, that Yahweh killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man H120 and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice to Yahweh the males, the first [fn]offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’

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