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(ad' uh muh) Place name and common noun meaning, “soil, farmland.” 1. The earth or cultivated ground from whose dust God formed mankind, forming the wordplay Adam from dust of adamah . (Genesis 2:7 ). Compare Genesis 2:19 . Pottery was also made from the soil (Isaiah 45:9 ), as were altars (Exodus 20:24 ). The dead return to the earth (Psalm 146:4 ), but the soil also produces harvests (Deuteronomy 7:13 ; Deuteronomy 11:7 ). 2 . A city in Naphtali's territory (Joshua 19:36 ) near where the Jordan River joins the sea of Tiberias, perhaps modern Hagar ed-Damm.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Adamah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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