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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, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[fn] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 - And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:22 - Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:23 - And Adam 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 and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam 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 Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:12 - Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:20 - And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:21 - Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 - This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:1 - Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive[fn] with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men 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[fn] saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:6 - “Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed;
For in the image of God
He made man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 - He shall be a wild man;
His hand shall 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 - So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, 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 struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - Now the magicians so worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice on man and beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - “And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven. And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - “Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die.” ’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt—on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it came to pass, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all males that open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.’

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