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Lexicon :: Strong's H120 - 'āḏām

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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, “[fn]Let Us make mankind H120 in Our image, according to Our likeness; and [fn]let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - So 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 on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man H120 to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - Then the LORD God formed the man H120 of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man H120 became a living [fn]person.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man H120 whom He had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - Then the LORD God took the man H120 and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - The LORD God commanded the man H120, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 - Then the LORD 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 the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man H120 to see what he would call them; and whatever the man H120 called a living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - The man H120 gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field, but for [fn]Adam there was not found a helper [fn]suitable for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - So the LORD 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 the LORD God [fn]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man H120, and brought her to the man H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:23 - Then the man H120 said,
“At last this is bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[fn]She shall be called [fn]‘woman,’
Because [fn]she was taken out of [fn]man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:25 - And the man H120 and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - Now they heard the sound of the LORD 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 the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:9 - Then the LORD God called to the man H120, and said to him, “Where are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:12 - The man H120 said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me some of the fruit of the tree, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:20 - Now the man H120 named his wife [fn]Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:21 - And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man H120 has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit 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 guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - Now the man H120 [fn]had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have obtained a male child with the help of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 - This is the book of the generations of Adam. On 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 “mankind H120” on the day when they were created.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:1 - Now it came about, when mankind 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 mankind H120 were [fn]beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not [fn]remain with man H120 forever, [fn]because he is also flesh; [fn]nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - The [fn]Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of mankind 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 the LORD saw that the wickedness of mankind H120 was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of [fn]their hearts was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - So the LORD was sorry that He had made mankind H120 on the earth, and He was grieved [fn]in His heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - Then the LORD said, “I will wipe out mankind H120 whom I have created from the face of the land; mankind H120, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - So all [fn]creatures that moved on the earth perished: birds, livestock, animals, and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind H120;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - So He wiped out [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from mankind H120 to animals, to crawling things, and the birds of the sky, and they were wiped out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - The LORD smelled the soothing aroma, and the LORD said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man H120, for the [fn]intent of man’s H120 heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again [fn]destroy every living thing, as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “I certainly will require [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every animal I will require it. And [fn]from every person H120, [fn]from every man as his brother I will require the life of a person H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:6 - “Whoever sheds human H120 blood,
By man H120 his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made mankind H120.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - Now the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the [fn]men H120 had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 - “But 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 live [fn]in defiance of all his brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:11 - But the LORD said to him, “Who has made the human H120 mouth? Or who makes anyone unable to speak or deaf, or able to see or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - They did so; and Aaron extended his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and there were [fn]gnats on every [fn]person H120 and animal. All the dust of the earth turned into [fn]gnats through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - The soothsayer priests tried with their secret arts to produce [fn]gnats, but they could not; so there were [fn]gnats on every person H120 and animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - “Then it will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and will turn into boils breaking out with sores on every person H120 and animal through all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses tossed it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on every person H120 and animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - “So now, send word, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every person H120 and animal that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand toward the sky, so that [fn]hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on every person H120 and animal, and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - The hail struck everything that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from people H120 to animals; the hail also struck every plant of the field, and shattered every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - ‘For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and fatally strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the human H120 firstborn to animals; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the firstborn of every womb among the sons of Israel, among people H120 and animals alike; it belongs to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every [fn]firstborn among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD put to death every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human H120 firstborns to animal firstborns. Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the males, every firstborn of a womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’

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